Senior Support Workers, Lisburn

Location UK / Northern Ireland

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary See description

Updated 3 days ago

Reference 1404478

 Job Description

Positive Futures is the leading charity for people with a learning disability, acquired brain injury or autistic spectrum condition and their families.

  • Are you a fan of reading and making up stories?

  • Do you enjoy listening to music and completing jigsaws?

  • Would you like to support a fun-loving young man to make the move from living with his parents to his own home in the community?



Steven is looking for someone with the above qualities to assist him to live the life he wants by undertaking the below position. This is a supervisory role and supporting staff will be an important part of your role. This is an exciting opportunity to support, develop and lead a new team and to make a real difference to someone’s life.  We offer specialised training tailored to the person’s needs which will also support your professional development:



Senior Support Worker

30-34 hours per week

Varied shift patterns to include evening weekends and night time support.



What Steven needs you to do


  • Support him with personal care, managing money, making new friends and attending social groups within the community

  • Assist him to cook, clean and fold the laundry (this in particular is one of his favourite ways to relax)

  • Ensure his daily routine is consistently adhered to as he loves routine

  • Be a positive clear communicator as Steven loves to be kept informed of how his day looks and his daily routine/activities and support.


What Steven needs you to have


  • At least 2 years’ experience of supporting people within a social care setting

  • Experience of:
    -assessment, development and implementation of Person Centred Care / Support Plans
    -using behaviour management strategies
    -assessing/managing risk

  • A full valid driving licence in order to meet the requirement to drive our service cars*.


    * (This criteria is waived for candidates unable to meet it due to disability.)



If you can give us a commitment to put the people we support first, we can give you

  •  £18,880- £19,909 per annum pro rata

  • Holiday allowance up to 33 days per year

  • 4% pension contribution (for eligible staff)

  • Employee discount card

  • Loyalty benefits

  • Generous sickness and maternity pay


Apply online: before midnight on 28 April 2019.

Interview date: 9 May 2019


Tel: 028 9147 5720


We are an Equal Opportunities Employer

Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (NIC101385)

Positive Futures operates a Smoke Free workplace