Social Care Staff

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  • Sector:

    Medical & Healthcare

  • Salary:

    10-26 Per Hour

  • Contact:

    Karen McCready

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  • Duration:


  • Startdate:

    October 2021

MPA Belfast are excited to be assisting with the recruitment of Social Care Staff for Children’s Residential Homes.

With a new small bedded Children’s home being opened in the Downpatrick area from next month, and as a contracted supplier, we are looking for the following experienced Social Care Staff to complete part time or full time hours on a block booking basis.

There will be both day shifts and night duties available, to accommodate staff. Shifts are going to be around 8.5hours each. Given the nature of the unit, a degree of flexibility would be expected occasionally

Immediate starts are available once background checks are completed.

Pay Rate:

  • Band 3 Support Worker -£10.09ph - £17.56ph dependent on shift worked
  • Band 4 Support Worker - £11.20ph - £17.91ph dependent on shift worked
  • Band 5 Social Worker - £12.74ph - £20.38ph dependent on shift worked
  • Band 6 Social Worker - £16.04ph - £25.66ph dependent on shift worked

What the role entails (this is not a limited guide):

  • To work with 2 vulnerable children/ young people on a one to one or group basis, using a variety of interventions, to identify needs and to achieve positive outcomes
  • To attend specialised training to enable staff to give the best possible support to the young people.
  • To work co-operatively with children’s services, health agencies and other community based services, to provide the most effective service for the children/young people and carers /families.
  • To take responsibility for complex cases/situations presenting within the service
  • To apply safeguarding and child protection procedures
  • Responsible for the management of own workload
  • Support workers are to follow the direction of the Social Worker and senior team to assist with the above duties

Essential Criteria:

  • For Social Workers -Degree in Social Work or recognised equivalent Band 5 staff will be considered as training can be given and assistance with AYE
  • For Support Workers -previous 6-12 months paid experience in a relevant or similar environment
  • Willingness to attend further training such as Sexually harmful Behaviour Training and Trauma training
  • Experience dealing with complex cases and previous trauma experience
  • Registered with NISCC
  • Mandatory training completed within the last 12 months or willingness to do inhouse training
  • Must complete Enhanced Access NI check

If you think you meet the criteria, please submit your CV to or call our office on 02895211111 for more information and how to register for this role.