Senior Care and Support Assistant

Closing date 
27/02/2020
Region 
South West
Town 
Cheltenham
Reference 
59282
Salary 
£9.55 per hour

Senior Care and Support Assistant

Shaftesbury Place, Cheltenham

£9.55 per hour (rising to £10.05 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)

37.5 hours per week

We are seeking a Senior Care and Support Assistant to join our friendly team at Shaftesbury Place. Located in a quiet, residential area of Cheltenham, our supported living service provides both residential care and supported housing with care for 27 adults aged 18-65, with a range of learning disabilities and physical disabilities. This is a rewarding opportunity to work in a positive environment with a dedicated team who value the individuals they support and make a difference in people’s lives every day.

The role of Senior Care and Support Assistant will include:

  • Overseeing the day-to-day running of the care floor and ensuring residents are being supported in the best way possible
  • Providing full, personal care to residents
  • Taking responsibility for administering medication, ordering stock and repeat prescriptions and returning medication to the pharmacy
  • Delegating support to ensure residents have support with shopping, cooking and attending health and wellbeing appointments
  • Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of residents, staff and visitors
  • Promoting safe practices, completing risk assessments and helping to implement safeguarding principles
  • Working as part of a wider team to ensure that the best outcomes are achieved for our residents

Skills and experiences:

  • QCF Health and Social Care level 2 or 3, or willing to work towards
  • Previous experience working with clients with physical or learning disabilities is preferable
  • Recent experience leading a care team
  • Ability to promote safe practices
  • Strong organisational skills, as well as functional literacy and numeracy
  • Patient and understanding with a caring disposition

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

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 Sanctuary Supported Living, take a look at our Twitter feed or search #LifeatSanctuary

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