Senior Care and Support Assistant - Part Time

Closing date 
16/01/2019
Region 
East Midlands
Town 
Leicester
Reference 
38700
Salary 
£8.75 per hour

Senior Care and Support Assistant – Part Time

Skelton Court, Leicester

£8.75 per hour (rising to £9.21 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)

20 hours per week – variable shift pattern

We are seeking a Senior Care and Support Assistant to make a real difference to the lives of our residents. Skelton Court is a high-quality 15-bed residential care home for adults aged 18-65 with learning disabilities and complex or high needs, including dementia. If you want to make a positive impact to people’s lives, this is a rewarding opportunity to come and work within an established and experienced team.

The role of Senior Care and Support Assistant will include:

  • Leading a team of Care and Support Assistants
  • Providing personal care and supporting clients in maximising their independence and personal potential
  • Promoting safe practices and undertaking risk assessments
  • Managing and implementing safeguarding principles to ensure the safety of our clients
  • Building and maintaining relationships with internal and external customers

Skills and experiences:

  • Person-centred approach with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to form positive relationships with people from varied backgrounds
  • Recent experience of working in a similar role with vulnerable people
  • Enthusiastic and flexible with a strong “can-do” attitude
  • Previous experience supervising a team
  • Strong organisational skills as well as functional literacy and numeracy
  • NVQ 2 in Health & 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 a comprehensive reward and benefits package appropriate for the role that you do, including:

  • A pension scheme, with matching employer contributions from Sanctuary up to set limits
  • At least 25 days paid holiday, rising to 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 per week

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

We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent unlawful working.

Sanctuary Group is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.

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Sanctuary Supported Living is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association and Sanctuary Home Care Limited, both exempt charities. Images used on our website and literature may be representative and are for illustration purposes only.

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