Support Worker – Portadown

Location UK / Ulster

Job Type Not disclosed

Salary See description

Updated 6 days ago

Reference 1403048

 Job Description

Portadown, Locke House & Forest Lodge | Support Worker. Salary (Unqualified Rate) £8.20/£8.35 per hour £16,630/ £16,945 per annum pro rata (Qualified Rate) £8.50/ £8.65 per hour, £17,238/ £17,553 per annum pro rata

We have 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 have plans to double our size within the next 3 years and expand our geographical locations and service provision.  We have opportunities available for enthusiastic people with a passion for caring who want to continue to make a difference to the lives of those living with learning disabilities, mental ill health, acquired brain injury, or dementia across Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, England, and Isle of Man

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


Locke House



In addition to existing vacancies, we are also compiling a waiting list for full time, part time, relief and night positions which are available within:

Mental Health Services:        Portadown Locke House

Learning Disability Services:  Portadown Forest Lodge



Support Worker

Full Time/Part Time/Nights/Relief

£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



*Salary information is based on working 39 hours per week. Note:  Rate based on the desirable criteria listed on the Job Description. Where the role requires sleep-ins, a minimum additional payment of £45.00 per night applies.


Working with Praxis Care can be deeply rewarding, satisfying and challenging. 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;

  • 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: Monday 22nd April 2019 at 12 noon


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


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.


Praxis Care is an Equal Opportunities Employer