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MACS Seek Two Support Workers
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Support Worker x2 (Downpatrick and Lisburn)

Why Work for us?

Our Culture.
“At MACS young people are at the heart of what we do. We encourage an interdependent way of living. We see the value in making mistakes. We actively encourage personal and professional development so that our young people and staff can reach their fullest potential”.

Interdependence: MACS recognize that as social creatures, we cannot exist totally independently from others.

Personal Growth and Development: We invest in our staff and young people, challenge their thinking and encourage training to increase skills and knowledge.

Risk Taking and Making Mistakes: Our ethos and belief is that it is OK to make mistakes and by examining what went wrong, we can improve and use the learning.

Self Determination and Autonomy: MACS employ experienced and skilled staff that we trust to make appropriate decisions to work effectively and safely with our young people.

Judging Others: MACS recognizes that judgements are natural, however we ensure that ours are examined and explored in a way that results in a positive outcome for all.

Communication: We have a friendly, relaxed, engaging and warm attitude that fosters positive communication between young people and the organization as a whole.

Trust and Integrity: We earn trust from young people and other professionals by consistently delivering top quality services, underpinned by a core value of trust and integrity.

Involving yourself: MACS welcomes input from all staff and young people and encourages participation in having your say and embracing new opportunities.

How we do things around here:

No dress code
* You must take a lunch break
* We all eat together when we can
* There is no deference towards managers, we are all equally important in carrying out the work
* We get to know each other
* There are no set times for breaks, as long as you get the work done
* Come up with ideas and we will try to see if they can be implemented
* Make your space your own
* Have a laugh


The Supported Housing Service (Move in to Move On) provides accommodation and Housing related support to young people leaving care to make the transition to interdependent living and their own tenancy. The Service delivers high quality support to young people aged 16-21.

2x Support Worker (Absence Cover): This position is absence cover (for annual leave, short term absences, Rota gaps), as such hours will be provided on a monthly basis and will not fall into a set pattern of hours: Full Time Permanent Posts

NOTE: These roles are predominantly Waking Night shifts.



2 years of experience of working with young people aged 16-25 in a supported housing, residential or hostel setting or similar environment


Understanding of how trauma and adverse childhood experiences can impact on the behaviour of young people aged 16-21


Ability to support young people (16-21) to make transition into adulthood and interdependent living.
Ability to support and manage young people (16-21) who present with aggressive / threatening behavior
Ability to support and manage young people (16-21) who abuse substances


Can develop own approach to practice based on reflection and feedback
To be resilient and compassionate in a challenging environment


A full current driving licence and access to a car is required so as to be able to meet the requirements of the post in full
Hours of Employment: Full Time. Shifts include Waking Nights, Weekends, Bank Holidays and occasional Day Shifts. Typical Working Pattern is subject to change.

Salary: £18,285 per annum & pension at 4% of salary.

Closing Date: Thursday 14th April 2017 at 09.30am.

To obtain an Application Pack please: See attached Application Form and Job Description or alternatively email: clairesweeney@macnsi.org for more information.

Attractive Terms and Conditions!

At MACS we value staff work life balance. We offer many Flexible Working Options, Family Friendly Work Arrangements, 30 day + stats leave entitlement, competitive Maternity Leave and Sick Pay Package.

We offer competitive salaries and higher than average pension contributions.

These are just some of the many benefits of working with MACS!

We are Employers for Childcare Family Friendly winners 2015 and 2016. We have attained Investors in People Health and Wellbeing and Silver Awards!