Support Assistant – Days & Nights

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

Support Assistant REF: 22-228-SA-TM-WEB
Job Role               Support Assistant
Location              The Mews Supported Living
143a Glen Road, Belfast BT11 8FU
Salary                   £12.05ph Days
                              £13.24ph Nights
Hours                   37.5 hours per week over 3 days or nights

What we can offer you..
We are currently offering a Welcome Bonus totalling up to £1000

The Mews is a Positive Behaviour Support Service (PBS) which consists of 12 single occupancy apartments located in West Belfast. The service provides a Person-Centred approach through supported living solutions to service users with Learning Disabilities, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and complex needs. The Service operates under the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Framework and provides 24hr care and support.

The role of Support Assistant requires a team approach in delivering person-centred care with a focus on achieving positive outcomes for the service users. This includes:

  • Assisting with activities of daily living and facilitate inclusion in a broad range of activities.
  • Follow and assist with identified personal care and support needs of service users.
  • Completing and maintaining CPI Safety Intervention training and using the techniques, where appropriate.
  • Adhering to the standards set by RQIA, Supporting People, HSCT and NISCC; as well as Adult Safeguarding protocols.
  • Embracing the values of The Cedar Foundation, as well as demonstrating enthusiasm for the role.
  • The ideal candidate will be confident, calm and compassionate, who can provide meaningful support in times of crisis and within a challenging environment


  • Annual Leave 5.6 weeks days pro rata in each leave year (inclusive of statutory days). This increases to 6.6 weeks after 5 years’ service and 7 weeks after 10 years’ service.
  • Paid breaks.
  • Free car parking as well as tea and coffee.
  • Paid annual NISCC registration fees.
  • 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 statutory days.
  • Auto-enrolment pension scheme, 5% employee contribution and 4% employer contribution.

Essential Criteria
Demonstrable evidence of 1 years’ 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.   
Closing Date: 10th of October 2022
Expected Interview Date: 18th of October 2022


  • Permanent
  • The Mews
  • Closing date: Monday 10 Oct 2022
  • Salary: £13.24
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