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Title:  Care and Support Assistant

Location: 

Basildon, South East, GB, SS13 1FG

Department:  Supported Living Services
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  165810

Care and Support Assistant – Part Time

 

Poplar House, Basildon

 

£10.47

 

21 or 30 hours per week – covering Monday to Sunday

 

 

We are seeking a Care and Support Assistant to deliver personalised care and support and make a real difference to the lives of our residents.

 

Set in a quiet, residential area of Basildon, Poplar House is a purpose-built development providing high-quality homes with a range of on-site services and facilities. We ensure that residents enjoy their retirement in comfort, whilst continuing to live independently, with the peace of mind that help is on hand if they need it.

 

If you want to make a positive impact in our lively retirement community, this is a great opportunity for enthusiastic and positive people to join our like-minded, hardworking and resident-focused team.

 

Read more about Poplar House 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 independently as possible
  • Assisting residents with shopping, cleaning and laundry tasks
  • Helping residents to arrange and attend appointments i.e. with their GP
  • Assisting and encouraging residents to access and maintain a level of integration into the wider community
  • Promoting a positive culture by engaging with residents to prevent social isolation
  • Keeping accurate and up-to-date records
     

Skills and experiences:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (or equivalent), or willing to work towards
  • Ideally have experience of working in a similar, care related role
  • Enthusiastic and person-centred with a strong “can-do” attitude
  • Strong organisational skills as well as functional literacy and numeracy
  • Good communication skills with an approachable nature

 

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
  • £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 Retirement Living. For more information on the campaign click here  

 

Read the full job profile here

 

Closing date: 13 July 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 Retirement Living, visit our website, take a look at our Facebook  page 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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