Support Assistant - Part Time

Closing date 
05/04/2020
Region 
West Midlands
Town 
Telford
Reference 
68862
Salary 
£8.68 per hour

Support Assistant – Part Time

Oleander House, Telford

£8.68 per hour (rising to £9.14 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance) Subject to April 2020 Pay Review

25 hours per fortnight, with an opportunity to pick up additional hours as and when required

We are seeking a Support Assistant to make a real difference to the lives of our residents. Set in the heart of Ketley Millennium Village, Oleander House has 12 one-bedroom apartments. We provide care and support for adults aged 18-65, with a range of learning disabilities and encourage them to develop their skills and live as independently as possible.

If you want to make a positive impact to people’s lives, this is a rewarding opportunity to come and join our small, friendly and supportive team.

The role of Support Assistant will include:

  • Supporting the Project Workers with key-working duties and file keeping
  • Providing a high quality, hands-on support service
  • Supporting residents to build the confidence they need to gain further independence
  • Encouraging residents to develop their daily living skills such as cooking, cleaning, shopping and being part of their community
  • Working with colleagues and partner agencies to achieve the best outcome for our residents
  • Maintaining a safe environment for residents, providing support in accordance with relevant regulations, procedures and practices
  • Helping to maintain professional relationships with residents and their families to support their identified wishes and needs

Skills and experiences:

  • Previous experience working with vulnerable people, ideally those who have learning disabilities
  • A caring, approachable nature and a confident ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Ability to keep accurate records and clearly communicate relevant information to team members
  • Literacy and numeracy equivalent to at least GCSE Grade C English and Mathematics, is essential
  • NVQ level 2 in Health and Social Care, or willing to work towards, is desirable

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 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 this role is 37.5 hours

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

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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