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: Lurgan Road Day Services
Lurgan Road day services offers workskills and day opportunities for adults with learning disability. The social enterprise, Blissful Bites bakery provides the opportunity to develop vocational employment skills within a safe supportive environment. Trainees can develop their skills and knowledge in the following subjects – food Hygiene/ Allergin training/ customer care/ health & safety/ COSHH/ Bakery skills/ retail and packaging skills.
For those that prefer the great outdoors, Cusher Meadow allotments is the place to be. Praxis Care occupy 4 allotment sites at Cusher Meadow and trainees enjoy growing a range of vegetables which they can take home or use at the scheme for lunches. Healthy carrot and coriander is most popular! There is a great sense of community spirit at the allotments with everyone sharing growing tips and swapping produce.
For those requiring a more bespoke therapeutic package of activity or support with behaviour the main building at Lurgan Rd provides a hub for a raft of activities such as relaxation/ arts & crafts / drama , poetry, newsgroup, make up & hair / multi sports / swimming/ social skills training/ group work etc.
For more information on the role please contact the scheme manager on 02838394531
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.
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
Full Time Contract available
£21,557 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
Closing Date: 15/11/2023
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