Support Assistant - Temporary position for up to 9 months

Closing date 
16/12/2019
Region 
North East
Town 
Middlesbrough
Reference 
55130
Salary 
£8.68 per hour

Part Time Support Assistant – Temporary position for up to 9 months

Dementia Advisory Service based at Bransby Court, Middlesbrough

£8.68 per hour

16 hours per week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday

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 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 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 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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