Care and Support Assistant

Closing date 
23/09/2019
Region 
South East
Town 
Winslow
Reference 
47624
Salary 
£8.66 per hour

Care and Support Assistant

Shaftesbury Court, Winslow

£8.66 per hour to £9.11 per hour (dependent on qualifications)

37.5 hours per week – to include early and late shifts 7.30am-2.30pm and 2pm-10pm, covering alternating weekends

We are seeking a Care and Support Assistant to make a real difference to the lives of our residents. Shaftesbury Court provides 17 residential places for adults with learning disabilities, some of whom have a dual mental health diagnosis. 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 Care and Support Assistant will include:

  • Providing a high-quality person-centred care and support service
  • Delivering hands-on personal care, including some moving and handling duties
  • Guiding and promoting resident integration and inclusion into the local community
  • Assisting on trips and days out, including; arts and crafts events, going to the cinema or the pub and providing support to residents on their holidays
  • Some travel may be required to take clients to health appointments (this can be via taxi or bus)
  • Empowering our residents to lead fulfilling lives

Skills and experiences:

  • Some experience of working in a similar care related role is desirable
  • Enthusiastic and flexible with a strong “can-do” attitude
  • A genuine caring attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • NVQ 2 in Health and Social Care, or willing to work towards, is essential

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)
  • 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

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 our Twitter feed or search #LifeatSanctuary

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