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Title:  Support Assistant - Part Time


Barnsley, Yorkshire and Humberside, GB, S75 3RF

Department:  Care (Qualified and Non-Qualified Care Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  50102


Support Assistant – Part Time


Barnsley Floating Support Service, Barnsley


£8.68 per hour (rising to £9.14 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)


21.5 hours per week



We are seeking a Support Assistant with passion and drive to provide support, enabling our residents with a range of complex needs to achieve their potential and live more independently within their community. High Street consists of six fully furnished rooms and three self-conntained one bedroom flats within a quiet area of Barnsley.  We provide support for adults aged 18 and over, with a range of mental health needs and learning disabilities.  You will work alongside a dedicated staff team with a passion for the work they deliver.


Read more about High Street, Barnsley here


The role of Support Assistant will include:

  • Providing a high quality, hands on and personalised care and support service
  • Supporting residents to develop their daily living skills including cooking, cleaning, shopping and being an active part of the community
  • Sourcing innovative solutions to problems that allow residents’ independence to be maximised
  • Working with colleagues and partner agencies to achieve the best outcome for our residents

Skills and experiences:

  • Experience of working with vulnerable people is ideal, however, candidates with enthusiasm, real passion and a willingness to learn are encouraged to apply
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to be assertive will be key to your success
  • Ability to prioritise and organise workload, calling upon your strong organisational skills
  • Good listening skills and the ability to solve problems, allowing you to form positive relationships with people

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   


Read the full job profile here


Closing Date: 29 December 2019


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
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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