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Foyle Area (Floating Support) | 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 our Floating Support Services




Floating Support services are short term, flexible services provided to individuals in their own homes. Floating Support services are linked to the individual and not the accommodation meaning that if an individual moves house the Floating Support can follow the individual as long as they remain in the service’s catchment area. Floating Support aims to maximise individual’s independence while supporting them to maintain their own home. Foyle Floating Support provides housing related support to individuals over the age of 65 with mental ill health, learning disability, dementia or brain injury. Examples of support provided include acquiring household items, signposting, assisting with essential local services, maintaining the property, budgeting, safety issues, daily living tasks, safeguarding and passing on concerns when required – the role of support worker will involve working closely with Praxis Care team, statutory representatives and other voluntary and community groups.

For more information on the role please contact Tracey Devenney on 028 71308020


In addition to existing vacancies, we are also compiling a waiting list for full time, part time available within:

Mental Health Supportive Housing Service


Support Worker


Full Time


Salary £8.70 per hour, £17,643* per annum – Unqualified rate or £9.00 per hour, £18,252* per annum – Qualified



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


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:            16th  September 2019 at 12pm


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 8425


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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