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Title:  Care and Support Assistant


Barnet, Greater London, GB, EN4 8FH

Department:  Care (Qualified and Non-Qualified Care Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Retirement Living
Requisition Number:  63802


Care and Support Assistant


Goodwin Court, East Barnet EN4


£9.07 to £9.54 per hour (dependent on qualifications)


35 hours per week



We are seeking a Care and Support Assistant to join our friendly team at Goodwin Court. Set opposite the picturesque Oakhill Park in East Barnet, our supported living service provides apartments and communal facilities for over 55s. 


We provide support to a diverse group of people, including those with learning and physical disabilities. 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 Goodwin Court here


The role of Care and Support Assistant will include:

  • Providing a high quality, personalised service that meets the needs of individual residents
  • Providing hands-on, personal care including washing and dressing
  • Assisting with meal preparation and managing hydration needs
  • Administering medication to residents
  • Supporting residents with domestic tasks, such as vacuuming, laundry and shopping
  • Promoting a positive culture by engaging with residents to prevent social isolation
  • Completing and filing paperwork detailing daily tasks carried out
  • Responding to emergencies

Skills and experiences:

  • Previous experience in a similar care-related role is desirable but not essential, as full training is provided
  • NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care or equivalent is desirable
  • A genuine caring nature and an interest in caring for older people
  • Experience administering medication is desirable but not essential
  • Good understanding of the English language, both written and verbal
  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel or similar

Why work for Sanctuary Retirement Living?

Sanctuary Retirement Living services provide comfort, independence and peace of mind. Residents live independently, safe in the knowledge that support is available in their home should they need it. Spacious apartments with on-site communal facilities create an environment where residents can enjoy healthy, active and independent lifestyles in their later years.


Ready to join Sanctuary Retirement Living?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary Retirement 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
  • 28 days annual leave (including 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 schemes
  • 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 Retirement Living. For more information on the campaign click here


Read the full job profile here


To apply please send your CV and cover letter to SSL.Recruitment@sanctuary-housing.co.uk


Closing Date: 27 February 2020


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 Retirement Living, visit our website, take a look at our Facebook  page or search #LifeatSanctuary


Building Equality and Diversity
We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent unlawful working.
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be necessary in the event of a successful application which we will pay for.
Sanctuary Retirement Living is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.