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Leicester, Glenfield & Melton Projects | Support Workers

  • England
  • Anywhere
  • Applications have closed.

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:



Glenfield & Melton Projects, Leicester


At the Projects, we provide high quality overnight short breaks for children with severe learning disabilities 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. We work hard to develop families’ and stakeholders’ confidence and trust in our care with a strong bent on safeguarding.

The Glenfield Project caters for children with profound and multiple learning disabilities. The Melton Project is next door 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.

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 078 2541 2162.



Support Worker

[Days and Nights]

Part Time

(15 – 30 hour contracts available)

£8.70 per hour / £17,643.60 per annum pro rata

–  Unqualified rate

£9.00 per hour / £18,252.00 per annum pro rata

–  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: Wednesday 19th June 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.


Praxis Care is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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