Support Worker- Learning Disability

MPA are currently recruiting Support Workers on a Permanent basis for our client Apex Housing, in the Derry/ Londonderry Area. This position will be based in Beechway House. The successful candidate will work as part of a team to provide a quality of service which ensures the physical, psychological, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of individuals are being met. The pay rate is £18,562 per annum – based on full time hours.

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.

·         Assess and draw up support and care plans for tenants (using the Star outcomes model) and complete annual support/care reviews for tenants.

·         Provide support and assistance to tenants (via the key worker system) 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

·       QCF/NVQ 2 Health and Social Care or equivalent


·       6 months experience in a formal or informal care/support role* and previous experience of working with individuals with learning disabilities/ mental health issues.


·       Must be currently registered with NISCC or if new/returning to the sector must achieve registration within 6 months.




·       1 years’ experience in a formal or informal care /support role* and previous experience of working with individuals with Learning Disabilities/ Mental Health issues.


·       Must be currently registered with NISCC or if new/returning to the sector must achieve registration within 6 months.


·         Must be willing to work towards the completion of relevant qualification.


Further Information


·         Successful candidate should be prepared to be flexible and work on a rotational rota.

·         Full time hours preferable 37 hours per week

·         Successful candidate will be expected to cover day and night duty on a rotational rota.

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