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Title:  Senior Care and Support Assistant

Location: 

Bury St Edmunds, East Anglia, GB, IP32 7ER

Department:  Care (Qualified and Non-Qualified Care Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  78083

 

Senior Care and Support Assistant

 

Hilltop House, Bury St. Edmunds

 

£9.48 per hour (rising to £9.77 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)

 

35 hours per week over a 3 week rota

 

 

Do you want to work in an award winning team? Hilltop House was very proud to win the Great British Care Award for Putting People First/ Personalisation and were highly commended by Suffolk Care Awards in 2019.

 

Our Supported Living service is currently recruiting for a Senior Care and Support Assistant to provide personal care and support to our residents who are aged 18 or over and living with a range of physical disabilities. This is an amazing opportunity to work in a positive environment with a dedicated team who value the individuals they support and make a difference in people’s lives every day. 

 

Set three miles from the town centre of Bury St Edmunds, Hilltop House has 12 unfurnished one-bedroom flats. We are looking for candidates with a passion for supporting people with complex needs to live as independently as possible, someone who values kindness and patience and who treats others with dignity and respect. 

 

Read more about Hilltop House here

 

The role of Senior Care and Support Assistant will include:

  • Leading a team of Care and Support Assistants
  • Providing personal care and supporting residents to maximise their independence and personal potential
  • Promoting safe practices and undertaking risk assessments as appropriate
  • Managing and implementing safeguarding principles to ensure the safety of our residents
  • Building and maintaining relationships with internal and external customers
  • Completing supervisions

Skills and experiences:

  • Personalised approach to care, with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to form positive relationships with people from varied backgrounds
  • Recent experience of working in a similar role with vulnerable people is essential
  • Enthusiastic and flexible with a strong “can-do” attitude
  • Previous experience supervising a team
  • Strong organisational skills as well as functional literacy and numeracy
  • NVQ level 2 in Health and Social Care

Why work for Sanctuary Supported Living?

Hilltop House recently won a Great British Care Award in the category Putting People First/ Personalisation.

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: 18 August 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 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.