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Support Worker, ForEST Lodge, Portadown. Salary:£8.20/£8.35 per hour, £16,630/£16,945* per annum pro rata – (Unqualified Rate)£8.50/£8.65 per hour, £17,238/£17,553* per annum pro rata – (Qualified Rate)

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Praxis Care has a long standing reputation for excellence with a high demand for services and as part of this the organisation is currently going through an exciting time of change and growth.  We currently have sites across Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, England and the Isle of Man offering Services to individuals living with mental ill Health, learning disability, acquired brain injury or dementia and will be expanding these services both in size and location over the next few years.  We currently have 1,400 dedicated and committed staff which is due to increase to approximately 4,000 over 5 years.

Are you passionate about supporting those most vulnerable in our society? We currently have the following vacancies within Learning Disability Services:


Forest Lodge, Portadown


Support Worker  

39 hours per week

£8.20/£8.35 per hour, £16,630/£16,945* per annum pro rata – Unqualified Rate

£8.50/£8.65 per hour, £17,238/£17,553* per annum pro rata – Qualified Rate

24 hours per week


Higher rates include a lead in payment of £315 per annum pro rata. Rate based on working 39 hours per week and dependent on qualification. Where the role requires sleep-ins, a minimum additional payment of £45.00 per night applies.


Forest Lodge, Portadown is a very sociable scheme where the residents like going out and about in the community and every day is different and tailored to facilitate the individuals’ needs and preferences. A typical day may involve accompanying residents to football matches or concerts, going on walks, playing special Olympic ten pin bowling or golf, attending tech classes or supervising family visits. Your role would also involve providing assistance with personal care, cooking with residents, and assisting them to learn new skills. All the work completed within the scheme is to try to empower the service users to become more independent.


If you are enthusiastic, motivated, resilient, flexible, and compassionate, with a passion for supporting people and ensuring that our service users enjoy the highest quality of life then we want to hear from you.


In return, we offer comprehensive company induction, competitive rates of pay, a group personal pension scheme, occupational sick pay and the opportunity for overtime. This is coupled with an excellent training programme, which provides the opportunity to complete recognised QCF Levels 3 and 5 Health & Social Care qualifications, an Assessed Year in Employment (where applicable) and to develop your career with Praxis.


Application packs, including a full job description detailing essential and desirable criteria are available on our website www.praxisprovides.com or by telephoning 028 9081 8423 or via email recruit@praxiscare.org.uk.


All applications must be received by 19th October 2018 by 12pm with successful applicants being interviewed shortly after. CV’s will not be considered.


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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