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Castle Lane, Lurgan | Support Worker

  • Northern Ireland
  • Anywhere

Praxis Care support individuals with learning disabilities, mental ill health, dementia, acquired brain injury, and complex needs throughout Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, England, and Isle of Man. We are currently going through an exceptional period of growth. Due to this growth and outstanding career development opportunities we currently have the following vacancies within Learning Disability Services:


 The Lurgan Castle Lane Court service provides support to adults with learning disabilities to live as independently as possible within the community. We provide different types of accommodation and support depending on the needs of the individual. We have group housing which provides the highest level of support and care to the individual with all aspects of their daily life including personal care, medication, monies and community access. We have two bungalows which provides the individual with more independence but access to staff should they need supported with different tasks they may find difficult. We also have four independent self-contained flats that the individual has access to staff support with daily living tasks such as cooking and cleaning but also with other issues such as budgeting and money management.

Staff support service users on a daily basis to access the local community such as local day activities or job placements. We work closely with local learning disability and community services to provide a well-rounded and robust service tailored to the individual.

Experience in this setting is desirable but not essential as full induction and training is provided. Applicants need to be enthusiastic, positive and able to work with their own initiative.

Shift patterns are currently 8am – 9pm, 2pm-10pm and 9.45pm – 8am however this can vary depending on the needs of the service. 

 For more information on the role please contact the scheme manager on 028 3834 8937.


Support Worker
32 hours per week 

£9.00 per hour – Unqualified Rate


£9.20 per hour – Qualified Rate


  *Salary information is based on working 39 hours per week.

Where the role requires sleep-ins, a minimum additional payment of £45.00 per night applies.

In return, we offer;

  • Comprehensive Company Induction;
  • Competitive rates of pay;
  • Group Personal Pension Scheme;
  • Enhanced Occupational Sick Pay which increases with length of service;
  • Opportunity for additional hours;
  • Excellent Training Programmes – opportunity to complete QCF Levels 3 and 5; Health & Social Care;
  • Career development opportunities;
  • Cycle to work scheme;
  • Eye care vouchers;
  • Paid annual leave which increases with length of service;
  • Long service awards;

 Closing Date: Friday 23rd August 2019 at 12 noon

 Please see full job description below detailing essential and desirable criteria.

To apply please click on Apply Now button below

 For any other queries please contact:

Email:              recruit@praxiscare.org.uk

Telephone:     028 9081 8423

 A waiting list may be created to fill similar vacancies in this jurisdiction which may arise within 9 months of the interview date.

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.

Within Northern Ireland applicants who are subject to a disclosure can view the Access NI Codes of Practice (https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/sites/default/files/publications/accessni-code-of-practice.pdf) or request a copy from the HR Department.

 Praxis Care is an Equal Opportunities Employer


Specific legislation provides exceptions to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 / Rehabilitation of Offenders (NI) Order 1978 / Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016, whereby criminal convictions can never be regarded as ‘spent’, due to the nature of the work for which you are applying. Due to our work directly with vulnerable adults and children Praxis Care is covered by the applicable legislation. Please list below details of ALL charges, prosecutions, convictions, cautions, bind over orders, even if they happened a long time ago. You must include any that may be pending, minor matters and any road traffic or motoring offences. If none then you must write NONE above. If candidates fail to declare convictions they should be advised any offer of employment may be withdrawn for providing false information on their application form to gain employment. Please note that a criminal conviction will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position.
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