Support Worker for Adults

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  • Sector:

    Medical & Healthcare

  • Salary:

    10 Per Hour

  • Contact:

    Karen McCready

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  • Duration:

    Ongoing with a view to permanent

  • Startdate:

    as soon as possible

Are you a Support worker looking for a new and exciting challenge?

Do you want flexible working whilst earning £10.38 per hour?

Do you want the option of a secure permanent position after a six month temporary position?

We are pleased to be working closely alongside Simon Community Northern Ireland to recruit Support Workers for various sites over the Belfast area.

Typically, the shift pattern is based on three 12 ½ hour shifts per week to cover both days, nights and also weekends.

However we are happy to talk to people who are available for day shifts only or solely night duties, as this may be a possibility in some of the units.

Job Description:

Ensure the needs of service users are effectively met - promoting independence through support, development and progression
Provide support and advice to service users
Undertake an assessment of a service user’s needs and risk to ascertain intervention level required
Develop focused outcome-based support plans and risk management plans and monitor delivery
Liaise with external agencies where appropriate, to ensure co-ordination and integration of services, and maximise opportunities
Ensure the service user is involved in and consulted on all aspects of their support where possible, encouraging them to;

− manage their domestic, personal and financial resources and develop independent living skills;

− make full use of available services and information and receive the maximum appropriate benefits through liaison with the Social Security Agency, Housing Benefit Branch, NIHE;

− maintain or return to independent living

Act as an advocate, providing support to and on behalf of service users; attend appeals or tribunals; liaise with GPs, other healthcare professionals, statutory and voluntary agencies

Essential Criteria:

6 months previous experience working within the healthcare sector
Experience of providing personal care
Registered with NISCC or willing to register.
Mandatory training completed within the last 12 months or willingness to do inhouse training
Must complete Enhanced Access NI check

Preferable experience- Six months’ recent experience (either paid or voluntary) of directly supporting people with complex and multiple needs within a residential or community setting gained within the last three years

Benefits of working with MPA:

Regular shifts in a variety of different work environments
Flexible working hours - work hours that suit your lifestyle
Weekly pay
Access to a full package of Bespoke training courses tailored to each staff skill set

If you feel you meet the criteria please call Karen on 02895 211111 or email your cv to