Support Assistant - Part Time

Closing date 
18/01/2019
Region 
North East
Town 
Middlesbrough
Reference 
42916
Salary 
£8.28 per hour

Support Assistant – Part Time

Dementia Service, based at Bransby Court, Middlesbrough

£8.28 per hour (rising to £8.72 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)

16 hours per week – 3 days per week, 2 x 5 hour and 1 x 6 hour shifts

We are seeking a Support Assistant to make a real difference to the lives of our clients. In our Dementia Service we support people in the community with dementia and their carers, to live as independently as possible. We offer emotional support, advice and information, as well as making sure our clients get the right help, to ensure they can continue to enjoy a meaningful life after a diagnosis of 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 Support Assistant will include:

  • Providing a high quality, hands-on person centred care and support service which enables and empowers our clients
  • Providing emotional support and group activities for the carers and the cared for
  • Completing life story work with those who are cared for
  • Working with colleagues and partner agencies to achieve the best outcome for our clients

Skills and experiences:

  • Ideally you will have experience of working with vulnerable people, however candidates with enthusiasm, a real passion for the role and a willingness to learn, are encouraged to apply, as we are committed to delivering a tailored training programme
  • Initiative and assertiveness will also be key to your success, as you will be required to source innovative solutions to problems that allow independence to be maximised
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational, listening and time management skills, allowing you to form positive relationships with people
  • NVQ level 2 or 3 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
  • 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 wellbeing plans
  • A variety of on line 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’

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