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Title:  Care and Support Assistant

Location: 

Aylesbury, South East, GB, HP21 7RA

Department:  Care (Qualified and Non-Qualified Care Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  139742

Care and Support Assistant

 

Pennefather Court, Aylesbury

 

£10.27

 

37.5 hours per week on a flexible rota

 

 

We are seeking a Care and Support Assistant to make a real difference to the lives of our residents.  Pennefather Court is a residential care home with 14 bedrooms and two single-occupancy flats. We provide residential care and support for 14 adults aged 18 to 64, with a range of learning disabilities, physical disabilities and acquired brain injuries.

 

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.

 

Read more about Pennefather Court here

 

The role of Care and Support Assistant will include:

  • Delivering a high level of personalised care and support and encouraging our residents to live as independent as possible
  • Supporting residents with washing, dressing, bathing and hygiene
  • Assisting residents with shopping, cleaning and laundry tasks
  • Helping residents to arrange and attend appointments i.e. with their GP
  • Promoting a positive culture by engaging with residents to prevent social isolation
  • Keeping accurate and up-to-date records
  • Promoting safe practices and undertaking risk assessments

 

Skills and experiences:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (or equivalent), or willing to work towards
  • Experience working with vulnerable clients, with learning or physical disabilities is desirable
  • Enthusiastic and flexible with a strong “can-do” attitude
  • Strong organisational skills, as well as functional literacy and numeracy

 

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
  • £10.27 per hour effective from 1st January 2022

 

We are proud to support the Department of Health and Social Care’s ‘Made with Care’ 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 

 

Read the full job profile here

 

Closing Date: 16 December 2021

 

To carry out this role in line with the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 you will be required to be fully vaccinated against Covid unless you are medically exempt. You will be required to provide evidence of vaccination or exemption as part of the recruitment process.

 

We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.

 

For an insight into what it’s like to work for Sanctuary Supported Living, take a look at our Twitter feed or search #LifeatSanctuary

Building Equality and Diversity

Sanctuary Group encourages and welcomes applications from people from diverse backgrounds to support our commitment to offering an inclusive environment for our employees and customers.
We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent illegal working.
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be necessary in the event of a successful application which we will pay for.
Sanctuary Supported Living is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association and Sanctuary Home Care Limited, both exempt charities.


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