Call for Support Workers for Adults with Disabilities

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Thursday, September 26th, 2019

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has launched a new drive to recruit compassionate, reliable people who are interested in supporting adults with learning and physical disabilities.

The Trust currently offers a range of day services for adults with learning and physical disabilities.

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Disability Support Workers, support service users in ‘Day Care’ and ‘Day Opportunity’ settings to get the most out of their day.



Director of Mental Health and Disability Services for the Southern Trust, Barney McNeany explained, “We want to support service users to live as independently as possible as part of their own communities whilst at the same time offering the daily assistance they need to live life to the full.

“Whilst we have Day Centres which offer care and support for people with more complex needs, we also want to develop a wider range of day opportunities for example in education, training, recreation or employment settings for our more independent service users.

He added, “As we know that there is a growing need for Day Services, we want to make sure that we can support everyone who needs our services into the future and so are currently looking for compassionate, reliable people who are interested in supporting adults with learning and physical disabilities.”



With a range of full time and part-time options available right across the Southern area, the Disability Support Worker post offers great flexibility.

Training and support are provided and there are opportunities for career development and progression.

Barney added, “Working in Disability Services, supporting people with a wide range of highly complex physical and behavioural needs, can definitely be quite an intense and challenging environment.

“However it also is greatly rewarding to work as part of a team which is promoting independence, social inclusion and improving the quality of life for our Service Users. So if you think you have what it takes or would like to find out more – please do get in touch with us.”



To find out more contact:

Newry and Mourne Tel: 028 3756 7730            

Day Opportunities Tel: 028 3756 6699             



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