Floating Support Worker

Employer Information


E: careers@cedar-foundation.org

T: (028) 9066 6188

W: https://www.cedar-foundation.org/

Floating Support Worker – Older People’s Services             Ref: 21-056-FSW-OPS-WEB

Cedar delivers a range of services that enable people with disabilities to get the most out of life and to be fully included in their communities. Our services are centred around the individual needs of each person and are delivered throughout Northern Ireland.

Our Floating Support team assists adults living in their own home to carry out their housing responsibilities, as independently as possible, by tailoring housing related support to suit their individual needs.
Floating Support is focused on the goals of the person and based on partnership working with them, alongside referral agents, families/next of kin/guardians, allied health and/or housing professionals, other agencies etc., as appropriate.

Client group: Older People Services 55+

Hours:                  30 hours per week across Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm
Salary:                  Commencing on £18, 933 per annum pro rata
Contract:             Permanent
Location:             Downpatrick, Lisburn and Newtownards
Office:                  1 Ravenhill Reach Close, Ormeau Embankment, Belfast, BT6 8RB

Basic qualification to RQF  level 2 or equivalent  (QCF, NVQ etc)
Minimum of 1 year’s paid and/or voluntary experience of providing support services to people with a disability, or other vulnerable groups
Knowledge of the support needs of disability and/or other vulnerable groups
Proficiency in IT skills, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
Hold a full current driving licence valid for use in the UK and Ireland and have access to a suitable vehicle on appointment as driving is a substantive part of the role.
This criterion will be waived in the case of a suitable applicant who has a disability which prohibits them from driving but who is able to organise suitable alternative arrangements in order to meet the requirements of the post in full. Please note due to the rural setting/large area to be covered public transport would not be a suitable alternative.

Starting on 20 days annual leave pro rata plus Cedar recognises 12 statutory days
Annual incremental pay increases on a 3-point salary scale
Cedar offer an enhanced auto-enrolment pension scheme consisting of 5% employee contribution and 4% employer contribution.
Occupational Sick Pay Scheme
Investor in People Champion with commitment to development of the staff team through training and learning opportunities
Staff recognition & reward incentives aligned to high standards of performance
Cycle to work scheme
Access 24/7 Doctors Line
Cashback health scheme
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Interviews expected: 26th May 2021


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