Support Assistants (Days & Nights)

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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.

The Mews is a supported living service that provides 24-hour care and support in West Belfast, housing individuals with learning disabilities, mental health requirements and/or challenging behaviour. 

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.

The role requires participation in the delivery of person-centred care and promotion of a team approach at all times with positive and constructive working relationships for the benefit of the service user.

The Support Assistant will be guided by the management team to assist individuals to take part in social activities, education and training to support them to become more independent.

Hours:                   37.5 hours per week
Contract:             Permanent
Location:             The Mews, 143 Glen Road, Belfast, BT11 8FU
Salary:                Days: £11.55 per hour
                             Nights: £12.74 per hour

Numeracy & literacy (English language) skills to help maintain records, such as service user monies, support documentation
Demonstrable evidence of 1 years care/support experience, 6 months of which must be working with behaviours that challenge
Ability to work as part of a team
Committed to ensuring the provision of quality person centred services
Knowledge of learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder and complex needs
Ability to prepare and cook basic meals
Awareness of importance of promoting social inclusion for service users
Understand the relevance of empowering people and promoting independence
Available to work days, evenings and weekends on a rota basis
Able to complete the Advanced MAPA (Level 4) Training Programme and be able to use the techniques consistently whist in work. (See attached description)

Starting on 28 days leave (pro rata) in each leave year (inclusive of public and statutory holidays)
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
Recognition & reward incentives aligned to high standards of performance
Cycle to work scheme
Access 24/7 Doctors Line
Health Cashback scheme
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Expected Interview Date: 17th May 2021

Successful candidates will be appointed following satisfactory Access NI and other pre-employment checks. This Post is subject to an Enhanced Access NI check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily debar you from working with The Cedar Foundation. This will depend on the nature of the position, together with the circumstances and background of your offences or other information contained on a disclosure certificate.


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