Support Assistant

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T: (028) 9046 1834


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

Role                   Support Assistant – Days
Location           The Mews, 143A Glen Road, Belfast BT11 8FU
Salary                Days £12.68 per hour –  £14.41 Additional hours                                            
Hours                37.5 hours per week 3 x shifts per week
                            Day Shifts (range between 8am-10pm)
Flexibility is required to ensure the needs of the service are met.
We are currently offering a Welcome Bonus totalling up to £1000 T&C’s apply

The Service:
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:

  • 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, The Trust and NISCC; as well as Safeguarding protocols.
  • Embracing the values of The Cedar Foundation, as well as demonstrating enthusiasm for the role.
  • Engaging positively with supervision, taking ownership of mandatory training requirements and personal development.
  • We require confident, calm and compassionate people who can provide meaningful support in times of crisis and within a challenging environment. You will embrace the values of Cedar, be enthusiastic in your role and take part in personal development, you will also partake in mandatory training including CPI Safety Intervention.


  • 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.
  • Occupational Sick Pay (2 weeks full pay, 2 weeks half pay after 6 months service).
  • Employee Assistance Programme including access to 24/7 Doctors support.
  • Health Cashback Scheme.
  • Special offers at over 600 leading high street and online retailers.
  • 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.                                                                                                                                   
  • Permanent
  • The Mews
  • Closing date: Sunday 01 Oct 2023
  • Salary: £12.68
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