Care and Support Assistant - Temporary position for up to 6 months

Closing date 
17/01/2019
Region 
East Anglia
Town 
Ipswich
Reference 
42349
Salary 
£8.03 to £8.28 per hour

Care and Support Assistant – Temporary position for up to 6 months

Sidegate Lane, Ipswich

£8.03 to £8.28 per hour (dependent on qualifications)

37.5 hours per week – 4 week rota including alternate weekends. Available shifts are a combination of early 7.30am - 3pm and late 2.30pm - 10pm

We are seeking a Care and Support Assistant to make a real difference to the lives of our residents. Sidegate Lane Nursing Home supports 24 people with mental health needs and/or dementia in a homely environment with personalised care and support. If you want to make a real difference in people’s lives, this is a rewarding opportunity to come and work within an established and experienced team.

The role of Care and Support Assistant will include:

  • Providing a high quality person centred care and support service
  • Delivering expert support to clients including the sensitive delivery of personal care
  • Driving and promoting resident integration and inclusion into the community
  • Empowering residents to lead fulfilling lives
  • Promoting safe practices and undertaking risk assessments

Skills and experiences:

  • Person-centred approach 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
  • Experience of basic health care and hygiene standards, is essential
  • NVQ 2 in Health and Social Care, or willing to work towards

Why work for us?

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. 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 us?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary 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 matching contributions from Sanctuary up to set limits
  • At least 25 days paid holiday (plus public holidays)
  • 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

‘For an insight into what it’s like to work for us, take a look at #LifeatSanctuary on Twitter’

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