Team Leader - Movilla, Newtownards

Closing date: 
25 May 2017
Team Leader - Movilla, Newtownards


Praxis Care is the largest charity in NI and, with operations across ROI, England and Isle of Man, we currently employ over 1400 staff. Due to our continued success and expansion a number of exciting opportunities now exist to join our team and make a difference to the lives of people living with learning disability, mental ill health, acquired brain injury or dementia.

Are you passionate about supporting those most vulnerable in our society? Working with Praxis Care can be deeply rewarding, satisfying and challenging, so we are seeking enthusiastic, motivated, resilient and flexible staff, who are compassionate, person centred and committed to ensuring that people who use our services enjoy the highest quality of life.

In return, we offer competitive rates of pay and an excellent training programme, which includes comprehensive induction into the Organisation.  Additionally, opportunity exists for staff to complete recognised QCF Levels 3 and 5 Health & Social Care qualifications and the chance to develop a career path.

Additional benefits can include the opportunity for overtime, a group Personal Pension scheme and occupational sick pay. 

Excellent opportunities for Team Leaders, full time, part time, temporary, night and relief based within Movilla Adult Domiciliary scheme.

Team Leader salary:                          £8.61 - £12.51 per hour, £17,767 - £25,380 per annum, pro rata, applicants

                                                                with qualifications as defined in the personnel specification will commence at

                                                                £21,528 per annum, pro rata – salary includes a lead in payment of £315 per


Relief Team Leader salary:               £10.46 per hour.

Where the role requires sleep ins, a minimum additional payment of £32.85 per night applies.

Position Summary

To provide appropriate high quality care and support to Service Users in supportive living environment in a way that respects their dignity and rights, and enables them to maximise their independence and extend the right to choices in all areas of their lives.

Responsibilities and Duties

To co-ordinate the work of and provide supervision and support to other care staff under the direction of the Line Manager

Under the direction of the Line Manager to facilitate the reintegration of the service users into the community, to participate in programmes which encourage improvement in everyday living skills of individual service users and to provide practical assistance to service users in everyday living matters.

To assist with the organisation and preparation of review panel meetings

To take responsibility for the day to day running of the Scheme in the absence of the Line Manager.

The Team Leader will have responsibilities for Health and Safety.

To monitor service users ongoing dealings with social services and statutory bodies and provide assistance/ advocacy where necessary.

(Please see full job description for full responsibilities)

Minimum Requirements

2 years’ paid employment experience in a care environment or Professional Qualification in Social Work or First or Second Level Nursing or Occupational Therapy

Full valid driving licence on application and access to own transport on appointment

Candidates should be registered, or applying for registration, with the NI Social Care Council.

Experience in planning or implementing support packages

Ability to demonstrate organisational skills & good time management

Ability to demonstrate to ability to work effectively when managing difficult situations

Flexible approach to work – to include evenings and weekends and additional sleep-in duties

For full essential and desirable criteria please refer to Praxis Care website.

CLOSING DATE :                12 noon 25 May 2017 

INTERVIEW DATE :             07 June 2017         

Download application pack at OR telephone 02890 818423

A waiting list may be created to fill similar vacancies in this jurisdiction which arise within 9 months of the interview date

We are an equal opportunities employer


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Nicole Smyth