Support Assistants

Employer Information

Cedar

E: careers@cedar-foundation.org

T: (028) 9066 6188

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

Support Assistant Johnston Way Supported Living Service                     
REF: 21-064-SA-JW-WEB

The Cedar Foundation deliver a range of services centred around individual needs and which enable people with disabilities to get the most out of life and to be fully included in their communities.

Johnston Way, Lisburn is a supported living service in which care and support is provided for eight men who have learning disabilities with associated physical and mental health requirements and who may have behaviour that challenges.

We require confident, calm and compassionate people who can provide meaningful support and care, including in times of crisis. You will embrace the values of Cedar, be enthusiastic in your role and take part in personal development including mandatory training which incorporates Advanced MAPA®

The Support Assistant is part of the team whose responsibility is to provide care and support with the practical, physical and emotional needs of individuals in receipt of services within the Cedar Foundation Supported Living Schemes.
Through a key worker system and in conjunction with service users, he/she will also be involved in the planning of individual programmes and be responsible for delivering the person centred care and support.

The Support Assistant will be required to follow care and support plans consistently to enable service users to develop and maintain their independence.

Hours:             36 hours per week
Contract:         Permanent
Location:         Johnston Way, Lisburn
Salary:            £9.80 per hour

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 on a rota basis including unsocial hours 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
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