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Title:  Waking Night Care and Support Assistant


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

Department:  Care (Qualified and Non-Qualified Care Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  85188



Waking Night Care and Support Assistant 


Hilltop House, Bury St Edmunds


£8.94 to £9.22 per hour (dependent on qualifications) plus £9.48 for all hours worked as Designated Responsible Person


35 hours per week – 4 nights on and 4 nights off from 9.30pm to 7.30am



Recently rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC, Hilltop House is recruiting for a Night Care and Support Assistant to join our award-winning team. You will be providing personal care and support to our residents who are aged 18 or over and living with a range of physical disabilities. Set three miles from the town centre of Bury St Edmunds, Hilltop House provides care packages to 11 clients.  


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.


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. 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 their lives every day. 


Read more about Hilltop House here


The role of Waking Night Care and Support Assistant will include:

  • Assisting some clients with getting ready for bed
  • Helping some clients get up in the morning
  • Performing security checks throughout the night
  • Conducting night checks on some clients
  • Administering medication
  • Completing some domestic tasks including laundry, ironing and cleaning communal areas
  • Answering call system– there is on-call support from managers to provide emergency advice
  • Shifts will be lone working


Skills and experiences:

  • Passionate about providing a high standard of care to our clients
  • Previous experience working in a care related role
  • Comfortable working alone
  • Ability to react quickly to changing priorities
  • NVQ 2 in Health and Social Care, or willing to work towards


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: 9 December 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

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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