A Stepping Stone into Psychology!


Are you a Psychology graduate struggling to get into more senior Psychology roles? We can help kickstart your career with Band 3 entry level Learning Disability Support Worker roles available now which can give you that added experience to advance into higher bands. The information below provides details on how these roles can be an ideal pathway into Psychology roles.

The role of a Learning Disability Support Worker

The daily role of a support worker depends on the needs of the individual. In terms of working within healthcare, it would mainly focus on supporting adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs. Discovering the things that people with a learning disability enjoy and building relationships with them is an integral part of the role.

A support worker can be placed in various settings. Learning Disability Support Worker roles include working in health and social care settings such as supported living services specific to those with learning disabilities.

How this role benefits Psychology students?

Many of our Support Workers have found their experience not only fulfilling and rewarding but has helped to gain a working understanding of various psychological conditions. Thus, enabling psychology graduates to gain valuable experience which can be an ideal pathway into more senior psychology positions such as; Assistant Psychology, Associate Psychology and Behaviour Practitioner roles.

After gaining lucrative experience within a Learning Disability Support Worker role, our Recruitment Team can then assist in finding your ideal Band 4 or 5 Psychology role and transfer you easily into that position.

How to Become a Learning Disability Support Worker?

We currently have Band 3 Learning Disability Worker roles available in Greater Belfast area. To meet the criteria, you must have:

  • NISCC Registration – We can assist with this registration if not held
  • A full understanding of the issues involved in supporting an individual with a learning disability
  • CPI Approved Safety Intervention Training– We can arrange this training for you if not held
  • A Psychology degree or working towards completing a Psychology degree

We now have an in-house trainer, which our candidates can use to complete CPI Approved Safety Intervention Training!

If you are interested in learning more about our Learning Disability Support Worker roles, you can check them out on Indeed or contact Holly Brennan directly at Holly.Brennan@directmedics.com