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Positive Behaviour Support Assistants

Cedar Foundation

Carer Professions
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 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. 
The Mews consists of 12 single occupancy apartments located on the same site.

Due to rapid continual growth and development, a fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Positive Behaviour Support Worker 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.
They will also work alongside and be guided by a team including Behaviour Support Practitioners to promote a safe environment.

Hours: Various contracts available - Days/nights/ Various hours
Contract: Permanent
Location: The Mews, Glen Road, Belfast
Salary: £17,682 per annum, pro rata from 37 hour week

The Support Assistant will be required to follow support and care plans consistently to enable people to build Service Users 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


  • Starting on 20 days annual leave pro rata plus Cedar recognizes 8 statutory days
  • 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
  • Special offers at over 600 leading high street and online retailers

The Cedar Foundation is an equal opportunity employer


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.

Closing Date

Tuesday / 31 December 2019 11:59pm

Contact Details

Charlene Loughran

Glen Road
BT11 8FU
United Kingdom


JD Positive Behaviour Support Worker - The Mews July 2019.pdf