Praxis Care

Praxis Care


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Full Time

What’s the Role:  Relief 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:  Forest Lodge, Portadown


Forest Lodge, Portadown is a very sociable scheme where the residents like going out and about in the community and every day is different and tailored to facilitate the individuals’ needs and preferences. A typical day may involve accompanying residents to football matches or concerts, going on walks, playing special Olympic ten pin bowling or golf, attending tech classes or supervising family visits. Your role would also involve providing assistance with personal care, cooking with residents, and assisting them to learn new skills. All the work completed within the scheme is to try to empower the service users to become more independent.

As part of induction day / evening hours are required for a short period of 1 week induction so that the people we support can get to know the waking night duty prior to commencing their night duty role.


For more information on the role please contact the scheme manager on 07912046004


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!

A Great Work Environment

· Compassionate culture

· Comprehensive training and 24/7 team support

· Continuous professional development/training including the opportunity to gain recognised qualifications related to your role e.g QCF3/5

· Career progression opportunities

· Opportunities for additional hours

Care For Your Physical And Mental Health

· Paid annual leave, which increases with length of service

· Occupational Sick Pay

· Operational Maternity Pay

· Employer funded Healthcare scheme which includes savings on high street retail outlets and gym membership

· PPE provided

· Confidential counselling service

· 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

Additional Financial Benefits

· Refer-a-friend bonuses

· Pension plan – For Manager grade and above

· Death in service benefit

· Long service awards

Salary Details:


Relief Support Worker
Relief Contracts available
£10.63 per hour*



*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:


Don’t Wait!


Closing Date: 12/09/2023


Interview Date: 18/09/2023


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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

  • Job Type
    Full Time
  • Category
    Health Care
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  • Offered Salary
  • Posted
    1st Sep 23 3:18 pm
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