Care and Support Assistant

Closing date 
East Anglia
£8.42 to £8.68 per hour

Care and Support Assistant

Avalon Court, Ipswich

£8.42 to £8.68 per hour (dependent on qualifications)

35 hours per week

We are currently recruiting for a Care and Support Assistant to provide personal care and support to one client at Avalon Court. This is a great opportunity for someone with the right values to work as part of a team supporting an individual on a one to one basis.

Located on the Ipswich waterfront, Avalon Court has 14 self-contained apartments for adults with a physical disability or learning disability. We are looking for individuals who want to make a real difference in people’s lives. The role of One to One Care and Support Assistant gives you the opportunity to support a person with a physical disability to make the most of their daily life. If you have an interest in sports, music, Xbox, Ipswich Town Football Club and tattoos, this would be desirable. We are looking for candidates with a passion for supporting people with complex needs to live as independently as possible, someone who values kindness and patience and who treats others with dignity and respect.

The role of Care and Support Assistant will include:

  • Supporting the client to attend wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and the local gym
  • Providing personal care to the client including washing, dressing and toileting
  • Supporting the client with both preparing and eating meals
  • Supporting the client with their finances
  • Providing the client with support in the local community, including supporting with food shops and on trips into town
  • Providing motivation and opportunities for the client to try new things

Skills and experiences:

  • NVQ level 2 in Health and Social Care, or willing to work towards
  • Previous experience in a similar care role is desirable
  • A patient and caring attitude
  • Enthusiastic and flexible with a strong “can-do” attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to undertake relevant training

Why work for Sanctuary Supported Living?

We support vulnerable people to live as independently as possible, by building their confidence and skills to realise their potential.

We are a national organisation but we think locally. We support people through supported housing, move-on accommodation, CQC registered services, floating support and telecare services. We specialise in services for young people, homeless families and individuals, people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, people with mental health needs and older people.

Ready to join Sanctuary Supported Living?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary Supported Living a great place to work, we offer a comprehensive reward and benefits package appropriate for the role that you do, including:

  • A pension scheme, with matching contributions from Sanctuary Supported Living up to set limits
  • At least 25 days paid holiday, rising to a maximum of 30 days after 5 years service (plus public holidays) pro rata
  • Life assurance
  • Family friendly arrangements, including opportunities for flexible working
  • Health and well-being plans
  • A variety of online discounts and rewards from major retailers
  • Tax efficient savings through our Cycle to Work scheme
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities
  • The full time equivalent for this role is 37.5 hours

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to

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