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Glenfield & Melton, Leicester | Relief Team Leader

  • England
  • 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 Children’s Services:

At Glenfield & Melton 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 progression.

For more information on the role please contact the scheme manager on 01162 320021

Relief Team Leader 

£9.50 per hour – Unqualified Rate


£10.79 – £12.36 per hour – Qualified Rate


Closing Date:   Monday 26th August 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 8423

In return, we offer;

  • Competitive rates of pay;
  • Career development opportunities;
  • Paid annual leave which increases with length of service;
  • Comprehensive Company Induction;
  • 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;
  • Cycle to work scheme;
  • Eye care vouchers;
  • Long service awards;

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.


Praxis Care is an Equal Opportunities Employer


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