PRAXIS CARE HAS JOINED HU TO OFFER CAREER OPPORTUNITIES TO CURRENTLY UNEMPLOYED INDUSTRY WORKERS
22 July 2020
Northern Ireland’s largest charity provider of care for adults and children has joined Hospitality Ulster to offer career opportunities to currently unemployed industry workers.
Praxis Care, whose service users are affected by mental ill health, learning disability and dementia, and which employs 1,500 people in NI, ROI, Isle of Man and England, believes that many people who have been working in hospitality have experience and skills which are transferable to social care work.
Greer Wilson of Praxis Care, says the organisation wants to recruit up to 100 new staff in care worker and team leader positions.
“Those who work in hospitality are used to interacting directly with people and are comfortable with flexible work patterns,” says Mr Wilson.
“Nobody can fail to have been moved by the sudden loss of jobs in the pub, restaurant and hotels sector and we see an opportunity to at least help some of them re-enter employment.
"They will be fully supported through training and induction, after which they will be making an invaluable contribution to maintain the services hundreds of people rely on every day,” he says.
Colin Neill, chief executive of Hospitality Ulster says he welcomes the opportunity to redirect hospitality workers who otherwise face redundancy.
“Our sector has been particularly badly hit by the lockdown. We were the first to close and will be the last to reopen,” says Mr Neill.
“While the industry’s vital signs are good in the long term, many younger people working in bars, restaurants and hotels will have to find other employment and I believe our initiative with Praxis Care to help them find new prospects is particularly appropriate.”
The care provider operates a range of accommodation and support services, including residential care homes, supported housing clusters and more dispersed intensively supported housing across Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man and England. They are offering opportunities at support worker and team leader level in all areas.
“This is an opportunity to get back into work quickly and support some of the most vulnerable in our communities. We would hope that, for some, it could turn out to be a change which they will love and find fulfilling in the long term,” says Mr. Wilson.
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Praxis Care has created a short film featuring care workers and team leaders explaining what the jobs they do and the career prospects they have
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