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Title:  Care and Support Assistant - Waking Nights - Part Time


Canterbury, South East, GB, CT1 1RT

Department:  Care (Qualified and Non-Qualified Care Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  96962


Care and Support Assistant – Waking Nights - Part Time


Sussex Avenue, Canterbury


£9.39 to £9.68 per hour (dependent on qualifications)


30 hours per week



We are seeking a Care and Support Assistant – Waking Nights to make a real difference to the lives of our residents.

Sussex Avenue has six bedrooms spread across two attached bungalows: The Oaks and The Willows. We provide care and support for adults aged 18 to 65, who have a range of learning and physical disabilities. Our kind and caring team encourage residents to achieve good emotional health and improve their wellbeing and quality of life.


This service is part of an exciting development with significant investment by Sanctuary Supported Living and Kent County Council in collaboration with the family of residents that live at Sussex Avenue. If you want to make a positive impact to people’s lives and be part of an innovative project, this is a rewarding opportunity to come and work within an established and experienced team.


Read more about Sussex Avenue here


The role of Care and Support Assistant – Waking Nights will include:

  • Delivering a high level of personalised care and support, and encouraging our residents to live as independently as possible
  • Supporting residents with washing, dressing, bathing and hygiene
  • Administering medication
  • Promoting a positive culture by engaging with residents to prevent social isolation
  • Encouraging residents to become active members of their local community
  • Managing nutrition and hydration needs
  • Helping residents to arrange and attend appointments i.e. with their GP
  • Keeping accurate and up-to-date records
  • Promoting safe practices and undertaking risk assessments


Skills and experiences:

  • NVQ2 in Health and Social Care (or equivalent), or willing to work towards
  • Personalised approach to care, ideally with experience of working in a similar, care related role
  • Enthusiastic and flexible with a strong “can-do” attitude
  • Strong organisational skills, as well as functional literacy and numeracy
  • Ability to react quickly to changing priorities whilst working to deadlines and targets


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: 25 January 2021


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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