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The Cedar Foundation

Support Assistant - Days and Nights

The Cedar Foundation

  • Antrim / Northern Ireland
  • 15000 - 20000
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 04/04/2020

Support Assistants (Days and Nights)
Living Options- Supported Living    

REF: 20-062-SA-JW-WEB

The Cedar foundation deliver a range of services centred around the individual needs of each person and enabling people with disabilities to get the most out of life and to be fully included in their communities.
Johnston Way is a supported living service that provides 24-hour care and support in Lisburn, housing individuals with learning disabilities, mental health requirements and/or challenging behaviour.
Due to rapid continual growth and development, a fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Positive Behaviour Support Assistant to join our team within the supported living service for individuals with learning disability, autism and complex behaviours.

We are looking for confident, calm and compassionate people who can provide meaningful support in times of crisis and within a challenging environment.
The Support Assistant is part of the team whose responsibility is to meet the practical, physical and emotional needs of individuals in receipt of services within the Cedar Foundation Supported Living Schemes.
Through a key worker system, he/she will also have involvement in the designing of individual programmes of support and be responsible for delivering the accommodation support and care packages.
The Support Assistant will be guided by the social inclusion officer and management team to assist individuals to take part in social activities, education and training to support them become more independent.
Hours:  Various shifts available (Days and Nights)

Contract:  Permanent

Location:  Johnston Way, Lisburn 

Salary:   £17,682 per annum, based on 37 hours per week £9.19 ph (under review)

The Support Assistant will be required to follow support and care plans consistently to enable people to build their independent living skills.

Essential Criteria:

  • Numeracy & literacy (English language) skills to help maintain records, such as service user monies, support documentation.
  • Demonstrable evidence of 1 years care/support experience with experience of providing physical care /  support for service users. 
  • Registered or willing to apply for registration with the N. Ireland Social Care Council.
  • Once offer of employment has been made, applicants must register with NISCC.
  • Available to work evenings and weekends
  • To undertake mandatory training including MAPA with annual refreshers and, mental health awareness training. 
  • Enthusiasm to take part in personal development.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Committed to ensuring the provision of quality person centred services.
  • Awareness of importance of promoting social inclusion for service users

To be considered for this role you will be redirected to and must complete the application process on our careers page. Only completed applications will be considered. To start the process click Apply Now button below.

Closing Date: 28th June 2020 at 23:59



Challenging Behaviour, Learning difficulties, Autism

Ref: 20-063-SA-JW-WE

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