Care and Support Assistant - Waking Nights

Closing date 
29/03/2019
Region 
South East
Town 
Canterbury
Reference 
43562
Salary 
£8.26 per

Care and Support Assistant - Waking Nights

Sussex Avenue, Canterbury

£8.26 per hour (rising to £8.69 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance) Subject to April 2019 pay review

37.5 hours a week – to include mornings, evenings and sleep-ins

We are seeking a Care and Support Assistant to make a real difference to the lives of our residents. Sussex Avenue is a well established purpose built bungalow that provides intensive care and support for adults with profound, multiple, learning and physical disabilities. This service is part of an exciting development with significant investment by Sanctuary Supported Living and Kent County Council in collaboration with the family of residents that live at Sussex Avenue. If you want to make a positive impact to people’s lives and be part of an innovative project, 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 expert support to clients including the sensitive delivery of personal care
  • Driving and promoting resident integration and inclusion into the community
  • Empowering residents to lead fulfilling lives
  • Promoting safe practices and undertaking risk assessments

Skills and experiences:

  • Person-centred approach ideally with experience of working in a similar care related role
  • Enthusiastic and flexible with a strong “can-do” attitude
  • Strong organisational skills as well as functional literacy and numeracy
  • Ability to react quickly to changing priorities whilst working to deadlines and targets

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 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)
  • 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

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

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 us, take a look at #LifeatSanctuary on Twitter’

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