Care and Support Assistant

Closing date 
16/11/2018
Region 
West Midlands
Town 
Stoke-on-Trent
Reference 
42087
Salary 
£8.03 per hour

Care and Support Assistant

Eastgate, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent

£8.03 per hour (rising to £8.28 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)

37.5 hours per week – varying shift patterns to meet the needs of our clients

We are seeking a Care and Support Assistant to make a real difference to the lives of our residents. Eastgate is a residential care home for up to 11 adults aged between 18 and 65, with a range of learning disabilities and complex needs. 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 in line with client and organisational needs
  • Delivering expert support to clients, including the sensitive delivery of personal care
  • Driving and promoting resident integration and inclusion into the community as well as empowering them to lead fulfilling lives
  • Promoting safe practices, undertaking risk assessments and managing the implementation of safeguarding principles to ensure the safety of our clients

Skills and experiences:

  • Person-centred approach ideally with experience of working in a similar care related role
  • Experience of relevant Health and Safety legislation and basic hygiene standards
  • Strong organisational skills as well as functional literacy and numeracy
  • Ability to react quickly to changing priorities whilst working to deadlines and targets
  • NVQ 2 in Health and Social Care, or willing to work towards, is essential
  • Good interpersonal and customer care skills with an approachable attitude

Why work for us?

We support vulnerable people to live as independently as possible, by building their confidence and skills to realise their potential. At Eastgate, through day-to-day personalised support, we help clients with disabilities and complex needs to achieve good physical and emotional health, improve their wellbeing and quality of life.

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
  • 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

‘For an insight into what it’s like to work for us, take a look at #LifeatSanctuary on Twitter’

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