Written by PraxisHR

Glenfield and Melton, Leicester | Support Worker

  • England
  • Anywhere

At the Projects, we have a clear mission of providing high quality overnight short breaks for children with severe learning disabilities. We have two services, side by side, in Glenfield, on the outskirts of Leicester where we offer a bespoke specialist service to local children on behalf of Leicestershire County Council. Our ethos is to ensure that all children accessing our services receive the best possible care and that their experience of the service is positive and one they look forward to. In order to promote this, we work hard to develop families’ and stakeholders’ confidence and trust in our care with a strong bent on safeguarding.

The Glenfield Project has four bedrooms and caters for children with Profound and Multiple learning Disabilities. The Melton Project is next door, also has four bedrooms and supports children with learning disabilities and behaviours that can challenge.  Children are supported with all aspects of care and social skills in an inclusive environment where engagement and activities to stimulate learning and relaxation are encouraged.

Both Projects are operational 7 nights a week, providing services to approximately 55 children between the ages of 6 and 18 years.

Praxis Care wants to make a real difference in people’s lives by creating opportunities and collaborating with other agencies to promote the best possible outcomes for each young person.

We will ensure that staff have the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to deliver the specialist care and support required and encourage active learning opportunities and career

Support Worker

Glenfield & Melton Projects, Leicester

Support Worker

Full Time, Part Time, & Relief

£8.20 per hour / £16,629.60 per annum pro rata – Unqualified Rate

£8.50 per hour / £17,238 per annum pro rata – Qualified Rate

Full Flexible Contracts Available

Salary information is based on working 39 hours per week, dependent on qualification/experience. 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:            8 April 2019 2019 at 12 noon

Application packs, including a full job description detailing essential and desirable criteria, are available via;

Email:               recruit@praxiscare.org.uk

Website:           www.praxisprovides.com

Telephone:       028 9081 8412


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

Praxis Care is an Equal Opportunities Employer

To apply for this job email your details to NicoleSmyth@praxiscare.org.uk.

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