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Title:  Waking Nights Care and Support Assistant - Part Time

Location: 

Aylesbury, South East, GB, HP21 7RA

Department:  Supported Living Services
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  181443

 

Waking Nights Care and Support Assistant – Part Time

 

Pennefather Court, Aylesbury

 

£10.47

 

31.5 hours per week on a flexible rota

 

 

We are seeking a Waking Nights 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.

 

We are seeking someone who values kindness and patience and who treats others with dignity and respect to join our dedicated team as a Care and Support Assistant to make a real difference to the lives of our residents at Pennefather Court. We are a small residential home close to the centre of Aylesbury providing care and support for 14 adults with physical and learning disabilities. 

 

We provide a comprehensive induction programme as well as on-going training to develop new and existing skills and encourage progression. Sanctuary has their own Learning and Development Academy, who provide a wide range of training courses, open to all.

                                                                                                                 

If you’re a person who celebrates differences, and strives to treat others with dignity and respect, this is a great opportunity to join our like-minded, hardworking, and resident-focused team.  We value our team, encouraging learning and development and supporting each other.

 

Read more about Pennefather Court here

 

The role of Waking Nights 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
  • Responding to calls should a resident need support in an emergency
  • Conducting bed calls and morning calls to a high standard
  • As a night position, the amount of hands-on care you will be providing is minimal
  • 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 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
  • £10.47 per hour

 

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: 22 August 2022

 

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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