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Title:  Senior Care and Support Assistant

Location: 

Canterbury, South East, GB, CT1 1RT

Department:  Care (Qualified and Non-Qualified Care Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  75363

 

Senior Care and Support Assistant

 

Sussex Avenue, Canterbury

 

£9.95 per hour (rising to £10.26 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)

 

37.5 hours a week

 

 

We are seeking a Senior Care and Support Assistant to make a real difference to the lives of our residents. Sussex Avenue is a well-established, purpose built bungalow that provides intensive care and support for adults with profound, multiple, learning and physical disabilities.

 

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 Senior Care and Support Assistant will include:

  • Leading and motivating a team of Care and Support Assistants
  • Providing personal care and encouraging residents to maximise their independence and personal potential
  • Managing and implementing safeguarding principles to ensure the safety of our residents
  • Promoting safe practices and undertaking risk assessments as appropriate
  • Building and maintaining relationships with internal and external customers
  • Supervise Care and Support Assistants on a day to day basis and through formal supervision

Skills and experiences:

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

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 and floating support. We specialise in services for young people, homeless families and individuals, people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities and people with mental health needs.

 

Ready to join Sanctuary Supported Living?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary a great place to work, we offer a comprehensive reward and benefits package appropriate for the role that you do, including:

  • A pension scheme, with matching employer contributions from Sanctuary up to set limits
  • At least 25 days paid holiday, rising to 30 days after 5 years service (plus public holidays)
  • 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

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 June 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.