Acting Senior Support Worker

MPA are currently recruiting for an Acting Senior Support Worker for our client Apex housing.This is a full time temporary position based at Beechway House. The successful candidate will work within a team to develop and deliver personalised support and care services to vulnerable adults, in a way that respects the dignity of the individual and promotes independence. The salary is £22,129 per annum pro rata.

Job Duties

 Assist in the development, implementation and review of support and care plans taking account of the views of tenants, their families and significant others.

 Assist tenants to participate in agreed programmes of support (domestic skills, personal hygiene skills, work skills, social and recreational skills and self-help skills) to achieve maximum independence.

 Liaise with the Manager to conduct tenant reviews.

 Provide support and assistance to tenants (via the key worker system) in order to maintain personal care needs.

 Observe and report changes to tenant’s health and behaviours.

 Act as part of a team in the preparation, implementation and ongoing review of programmes of activities based on tenant’s individual needs.

 Plan and implement regular key-work, annual reviews and resulting action plans in conjunction with tenants.

 Arrange and actively participate in tenants’ activities including holidays, day trips, seasonal and fundraising events.

 Work as an effective member of the team to meet the needs of tenants.

 Communicate effectively with public bodies to support tenant’s development.

 Ensure all services are delivered in accordance with recognised standards, including RQIA, Supporting People and Apex’s policies and procedures.

 Support and enable good relations between tenants and the local and wider community.

 Establish and maintain good working relationships with the multidisciplinary team, tenants, visitors, colleagues, relatives, other departments/all levels of management.

 Provide a comprehensive handover to other team members.

 Follow the Associations complaints policy on receipt of any complaint made by a tenant or on behalf of a tenant

 Ensure confidentiality at all times in relation to tenants, relatives and staff (unless you believe harm may be caused to the person or another person by not doing so).

 Deliver all tasks on time and to agreed quality standards.


Essential Criteria

Must be currently registered with NISCC.

Have successfully completed Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care or equivalent*


 A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a formal setting working in a support role with vulnerable adults with learning disabilities (either paid or unpaid).

Previous experience in administrative duties and be IT literate.


 Previous supervisory experience


* For applicants who do not hold this qualification, they must have a minimum of 4 years’ experience in a formal setting in a support role with vulnerable adults with Learning Disabilities (either paid or unpaid).


 If you feel this is something that would interest you, please call 028 71360070 to discuss further or alternatively send your CV to