Care and Support Assistant - Part Time

Closing date 
29/03/2020
Region 
East Anglia
Town 
Ipswich
Reference 
66648
Salary 
£8.42 to £8.68 per hour

Care and Support Assistant – Part Time

Sidegate Lane Nursing Home, Ipswich

£8.42 to £8.68 per hour (dependent on qualifications) Subject to April 2020 Pay Review

30 hours per week over Saturday and Sunday

We are currently recruiting for a Care and Support Assistant to provide personal care and support to our residents at Sidegate Lane. Our Supported Living service is located in a quiet area of Ipswich and supports 24 people with mental health needs and/or dementia in a homely environment.

If you are someone who values kindness and patience, and who treats others with dignity and respect, this is a rewarding opportunity to come and work within an established and experienced team.

The role of Care and Support Assistant will include:

  • Delivering a high level of personalised care and support for our residents and encouraging them to maximise their potential and level of independence
  • Keeping accurate and up-to-date care plans
  • Supporting residents with washing, dressing, bathing and hygiene
  • Administering medication
  • Assisting residents with shopping, cleaning and laundry tasks
  • Helping residents to arrange and attend appointments i.e with their GP
  • Promoting a positive culture by engaging with residents to prevent social isolation
  • Working with residents and other staff members to ensure a clean and comfortable environment

Skills and experiences:

  • Personalised approach to care, ideally with experience of working in a similar, care related role
  • Enthusiastic and flexible with a strong “can-do” attitude
  • Strong organisational skills as well as functional literacy and numeracy
  • Ability to react quickly to changing priorities whilst working to deadlines and targets
  • NVQ 2 in Health and Social Care, or willing to work towards

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 and floating support and telecare services. We specialise in services for young people, homeless families and individuals, people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities and people with mental health needs.

Ready to join Sanctuary Supported Living?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary Supported Living a great place to work, we offer you access to a range of great employee benefits and the opportunity to develop and progress within your career. Benefits include:

  • A pension scheme with employer contributions from Sanctuary
  • 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

We are proud to support the Department of Health and Social Care’s #everydayisdifferent campaign to encourage more people to apply to work in adult social care. If you’re considering a caring career, we have many rewarding roles at Sanctuary Supported Living. For more information on the campaign click here

For an insight into what it’s like to work for Sanctuary Supported Living, take a look at our Twitter feed or search #LifeatSanctuary

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