Support Assistant - Part Time

Closing date 
27/02/2019
Region 
North West
Town 
Lancaster
Reference 
43853
Salary 
£8.28 per hour

Support Assistant – Part Time

Wyngarth Court, Lancaster

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

20 hours per week – Monday to Friday, to include some weekends

We are seeking a Support Assistant to make a real difference to the lives of our residents. Wyngarth Court specialises in providing expert support for 12 clients with predominantly mental health needs. You will become a member of our collaborative team to manage clients and their case-specific levels of need. No two days here are ever the same and a position within Wyngarth Court has the real opportunity to offer a great deal of reward for someone with a warm and enthusiastic working attitude. 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
  • Working alongside Project Workers to deliver support plans for clients. Assisting them with developing their daily living skills including weekly shopping, helping with their finances and keeping a clean living environment
  • Maintaining key documents and records for support sessions, highlighting and reporting any areas for concern appropriately

Skills and experiences:

  • Ideally you will have experience of working with adults with learning disabilities, 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 may need to quickly adapt in certain situations to source innovative solutions to problems
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational and listening skills, with an approachable attitude, allowing you to form positive relationships with people
  • A qualification within Health and Social Care would be beneficial but not essential

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, 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 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, 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 the 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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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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