Location UK / Belfast
Job Type Permanent full-time
Salary £10000 - 20000
Updated 2 weeks ago
The Positive Behaviour Support Assistant (PBSA) is part of the team whose function is to meet the practical, physical, social and emotional needs of individuals who have learning disabilities and associated needs receiving services within the PBS.
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
Salary: £17,682 per annum, pro rata from 37 hour week (Equivalent to an hourly rate of £9.19 per hour)
Location: The Mews – Glen Road, Belfast
Numeracy & literacy (English language) skills to help maintain records, such as service user monies, support documentation.
Demonstrable evidence of 1 years care/support 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.
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.