Care and Support Assistant - Part Time

Closing date 
28/01/2020
Region 
East Anglia
Town 
Ipswich
Reference 
56127
Salary 
£8.42 to £8.68 per hour

One to One Care and Support Assistant – Part Time

Avalon Court, Ipswich

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

27 hours per week - rolling rota including alternate weekends

We are currently recruiting for a One to One Care and Support Assistant to provide personal care and support to residents at Avalon Court. Located on the Ipswich waterfront, Avalon Court has 14 self-contained apartments for adults with a physical disability or learning disability.

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. 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. 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.

The role of One to One Care and Support Assistant will include:

  • Providing personal care to residents, including washing, dressing and toileting
  • Supporting residents with both preparing and eating meals
  • Supporting residents with their finances
  • Providing residents with support in the local community, including support with food shops and on trips into town
  • Supporting those with communication difficulties

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 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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