What’s the Role: Support Worker
What It Takes:
An important part of the staff role is to support our service users who have complex needs and help them to manage their emotions.
So the ability to be resilient, to communicate effectively and to utilise a variety of communication tools is essential.
Our dedicated staff team support our service users to learn and develop their independence skills which includes tasks such as shopping, cleaning their flat, personal care, accessing the community, budgeting, taking medication. Each staff member has something to bring to the role and we encourage staff to use their humour and sense of fun and creativity in supporting our service users with day to day life.
Where You Would Work: Larne Supported Living Services
Would you like to come and work with a great team? If so we have the job for you. Would you like to make a difference to someone’s life? Come and join us then?
Larne Supported Living Services currently offers support to 23 service users with a diagnosis of Mental Ill Health. Housing is a mix of group living and independent accommodation.
As a member of the Praxis Care team you will experience a friendly environment that offers and encourages staff development with excellent promotion opportunities. During your shift as a Team Leader you will be responsible for managing staff, service user support, assigning daily allocations to staff, completing medication rounds, communicating with all stakeholders.
Staffing in Larne Laurel Lodge is on a 24/7 basis, with two staff working at all times, including a sleeping overnight from 11.00 to 23:00, 07:30 to 12.00.
You will receive a thorough local induction and Senior Management are always available 24 hours per day.
Why Praxis Care:
Are you looking for a career that will develop you, challenge you and allow you to make a difference in the lives of others?
Then Look No Further! We CARE at Praxis CARE!
Praxis Care supports individuals with mental ill health, autism, learning disabilities and dementia; providing innovative, professional, high quality support services to people across the spectrum of need and particularly at the higher level of complexity in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, England and the Isle of Man.
Praxis Care has been named Northern Ireland’s Employer of the Year at the National Learning Disability Awards!
As an organisation we are dedicated to ensuring that all of our employees are equipped to carry out their role. We therefore provide comprehensive training that all employees complete before taking up their new career within Praxis which will last for 2 weeks and cover all of the information and training you will need.
Tell Me More About Praxis Care Benefits!
Great Work Environment
CARE For Your Physical & Mental Health
Paid annual leave, which increases with length of service
Comprehensive training and 24/7 team support
Occupational sick pay
Continuous professional development/training including the opportunity to gain recognised qualifications related to your role e.g QCF3/5
Employer funded Healthcare scheme which includes savings on high street retail outlets and gym membership
Coming soon: Early Access to earned wages through the employer salary advance software
Career progression opportunities
Death in service benefit
Opportunities for additional hours
Confidential counselling service
Long service awards
Save on the purchase of any bicycle on the Organisation Cycle to work scheme
Eye test vouchers
Access to information portals & assistance through 3rd party vendors on areas related to your Mental, Physical and Financial Wellbeing
Company maternity pay
*£21,131 per annum
*Salary based on 39 hours per week. Salary dependent on experience. Where the role requires sleep-ins, a minimum additional payment of £45.00 per night applies.
Tell Me More!
For more information on the role please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
For a full job description detailing essential and desirable criteria, and to apply please visit:
Closing Date: Monday 18th September 2023
To apply please go to www.praxiscare.org/careers
We Want You!
A waiting list may be created to fill similar vacancies in this jurisdiction which may arise within 9 months of the interview date.
Because WE CARE!
This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks including, but not limited to, a satisfactory reference from your current employer and enhanced Police Check will be required for all successful candidates within direct care positions before a start date can be confirmed.
Praxis Care is an Equal Opportunities Employer