Night Care and Support Assistant - Part Time

Closing date 
30/07/2019
Region 
East Anglia
Town 
Ipswich
Reference 
45160
Salary 
£8.42 to £8.68 per hour

Night Care and Support Assistant – Temporary position for up to 12 months

Avalon Court, Ipswich

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

25 hours per week – average over a 2 week rota

We are currently recruiting for a Night Care and Support Assistant to provide personal care and support to our clients at Avalon Court.

Located on the Ipswich waterfront, Avalon Court has 14 self-contained apartments for adults with a physical or learning disability. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about making a real difference in people’s lives. This Night Care and Support Assistant position gives you the opportunity to support a person with a physical disability throughout the night, following a recent increase in needs. We are looking for candidates with a compassionate outlook on life, who value kindness and patience and treat others with dignity and respect. This position will be focused in one client’s flat and the successful candidate will be supported by a second Night Care and Support Assistant and a sleep in member of staff within the building.

The role of Night Care and Support Assistant will include:

  • Providing personal care to a client, including washing, dressing and toileting
  • Supporting people with communication difficulties
  • Supporting manual handling needs
  • Providing emotional support and reassurance
  • Responding to individual client needs

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
  • An understanding of Huntington’s Disease would be beneficial, though training will be provided

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
  • 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 SSL.Recruitment@sanctuary-housing.co.uk

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

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