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    1 March 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    26 January 2024

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Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

*£21,678.87 to £25,946.22 per annum FTE (SCP B-C)

Additional allowances

• Plus, discretionary £750 SSA
• Plus £1000 regional allowance (pro rata)
• Plus, Sleep ins at £50 per sleep in (5 a month £3000 per annum)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Is your career in care as rewarding as it could be? Are you frustrated with unrealistic schedules that leave no time for the people you support?

Why not join Endeavour House? You will work with the same children regularly and have the opportunity to build long term life changing relationships.

Support with maintaining friendships and family connections can make a real difference. MacIntyre Academies Trust is a unique and special organisation which is passionate about providing children and young people in our care with life-changing education and support which enables them to build skills for life, achieve exceptional outcomes regardless of their starting point and build lifelong memories.

Across MacIntyre Academies Trust, people are at the heart of our success and we are committed to providing a great place to work.

“I started a career in domiciliary care as I wanted to help people. It was frustrating having to walk away from people who needed my support. I’m glad I discovered MacIntyre and the chance to go home happy at the end of a shift knowing I have made a difference”. – Feedback at a recent careers event.

MacIntyre Academies Trust opened its first academy, in Headington, Oxford in September 2014. Endeavour Academy is a specialist Academy providing support for children and young people with autism and associated Severe Learning Difficulties aged from 8 to 19 years old.

The Role

Endeavour Academy is currently recruiting for Support Workers to work at their residential home in Barton, Oxford. At Endeavour Academy we look to provide an exceptional level of care for all of our residents to ensure that each individual is supported to live a life full of fulfilment and meaning.

We support our young people to develop their independent skills as well as encouraging them to access and engage with the local community. Activities can range from cooking and cleaning, to supporting the young people to trips to the beach or theme parks. We offer an extensive range of activities and no two days are ever the same!

We operate on a rota of shifts, including weekends and bank holidays, 365 days per year. This includes working shifts, 7am -3pm and 2pm-10pm. We also offer sleep ins if you are on a late shift followed by an early shift paid at £50 per sleep in. We can offer hours up to 38 hours (full-time) or part time hours. Please state which you are applying for in your application.

About You

We are looking for highly motivated, active members of staff who are looking to embark on an exciting and rewarding career working with children and young people with Autism and learning difficulties. Previous experience is not essential though desirable to have an understanding of Autism and Learning disabilities; ultimately providing Care, education and support to Children and Young people. It is paramount that you must be an effective, confident communicator. You will be able to keep accurate records such as the recording of daily notes; mediation administration and learning outcomes with excellent attention to detail. You will demonstrate an approach of facilitation and reflective practice with a belief in a life of independence and choice for the young people you will support at all times.

Some of our young people are very active but at the same time are vulnerable if left on their own. Some young people can behave in a way that is challenging to others and part of our role is to teach young people safer and more effective ways of communicating their needs, however a level of challenge still exists; this can be physical or a reluctance to engage. For these reasons this role requires someone who is physically fit. MacIntyre Academies will, where possible, look to make reasonable adjustments to comply with the Equality Act 2010.

What the school offers its staff


In return, we can offer you a competitive salary, plus a MAT Life Day and local government pension scheme. We have an enhanced Sick Pay policy. We have an excellent Employee Assistance Programme to support your health and wellbeing as well as free flu jabs, full induction, training and career opportunities. This is on top of termly You Are Awesome awards, an annual Big Thank you day and whole trust CPD Day.

MacIntyre Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All positions will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and registration with the DBS Update Service together with all other relevant recruitment checks including obtaining references. This post includes engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide: DBS filtering guide - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. Referees will be asked to assess suitability of candidates to work with vulnerable adults, children or young people and will be verbally verified. Individual Safeguarding Policies for our Academies can be found on our website under ‘Essential Information’ and candidates will be asked about this as part of the recruitment process.

In line with the update to KSCIE 2022 MacIntyre Academies will carry out an online search of the candidate once the shortlisting process has been completed as part of their due diligence. This may involve a google search of the candidate’s name, looking at the top three search results over the past three years. If any incidents or issues are identified that are publicly available online this will be explored with the candidate at interview stage.

*Salaries are based on Full-Time-Equivalent and are pro-rata for part time roles. Salaries are dependent on experience with option of additional hours through the extended school provision.

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About Endeavour Academy, Oxford

School type
Academy, ages 8 to 19
School size
32 pupils enrolled
Age range
8 to 19

School location

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