Support Assistant – Days & Nights

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

Support Assistant Days and Nights REF: 22-184-NSA-TM-WEB

Job Role               Support Assistant Days and Nights
Location              The Mews Supported Living
                            143a Glen Road, Belfast BT11 8FU
Salary                   Days £12.05 per hour Nights £13.24 per hour
Hours                   Full Time Hours are 37.5 hours per week over 3 days or nights
                             Day Shifts (range between 8am-10pm)
                             Night Shifts (range between 8pm-8.30am)

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.
  • 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.
  • 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: Monday 15 Aug 2022
  • Salary: £12.05
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