Support Assistant

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The Cedar Foundation is seeking to recruit the following staff member:

Support Assistant 23-091-SA-JW-WEB
Job Role            Support Assistant (Days & Nights)
Location            1 Johnston Way, Lisburn, BT28 2AQ
Salary                £10.30 per hour
                             Additional Hours: £11.51 per hour
Contract             36 hours per week

We are currently offering a Welcome Bonus totalling up to £1000, paid throughout your first year of service. Ts&Cs Apply.

The Service:
Johnston way, located in North Lisburn,  is a Registered Domiciliary Care Agency and  Positive Behaviour Support Service (PBS) which consists of 2 dwellings, each for four men. The service offers  a person-centred approach for service users who have Learning Disabilities and associated needs. The Service operates under the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Framework and provides care and support on a 24 hour  basis.

The Role:
The role of Support Assistant requires a team approach at all times with effective working relationships for the benefit of the service user.
To assist service users with activities of daily living and facilitate inclusion of service users in a broad range of activities.
To support service users with identified personal care and support needs.
Support Assistants are required to work flexibly and be available to work unsociable hours and public holidays on a rotational basis.


  • Annual Leave 5.6 weeks in each leave year pro rata (including of public holidays). This increases with length of service to 6.6 weeks pro rata after 5 years’ service and 7 weeks pro rata after 10 years’ service
  • Paid breaks
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Recognition & Reward scheme available to all staff in the course of their work
  • Paid annual NISCC registration fees
  • Discounts at over 600 online and high street stores and restaurants
  • Investor in People accredited organisation with commitment to development of employees through paid training and learning opportunities, including QCF Level 3
  • Enhanced rate of pay for working on bank holidays
  • Auto-enrolment pension scheme, 5% employee contribution and 4% employer contribution
  • Occupational Sick Pay (2 weeks full pay, 2 weeks half pay after 6 months service)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme including access to 24/7 Doctors support

Essential Criteria

  • 6 Months’ experience of providing care/support  
  • Effective verbal and written communication to include numeracy skills         
  • Working knowledge  of the needs of people with learning disabilities
  • Demonstratable understanding  and knowledge on behaviours that challenge

Apply Online:
Closing Date: 3rd April 2023 at 9am
Expected Interview Date: TBC



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