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Title:  Care and Support Assistant

Location: 

Cheltenham, South West, GB, GL51 0JA

Department:  Care (Qualified and Non-Qualified Care Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  123230

Care and Support Assistant

 

Shaftesbury Place, Cheltenham

 

£9.87 - £10.18

 

36 hours per week

 

 

Could you support people with learning disabilities and physical disabilities to live more independently?

 

Would you like to make a difference that lasts long after the end of your shift?

 

We are seeking a Care and Support Assistant to join our team at Shaftesbury Place. Located in a quiet, residential area of Cheltenham, our lively supported living service provides both residential care and supported housing with care for 27 adults aged 18-65.

 

You’ll be part of our wider team who prioritises going above and beyond to support our residents in reaching their goals and celebrating their achievements. We’re not just there for our residents though, we’re there for each other too.

 

We’ll nurture you by providing an induction programme as well as on-going training to develop new and existing skills and support your progression. With us, you’ll be sure to push yourself emotionally, physically, practically and professionally – no two days are the same!

 

If you’re a person who encourages differences, and strives to treat others with dignity and respect, this is a great opportunity to join our like-minded, hardworking, and resident-focused team.

 

Read more about Shaftesbury Place here

                                                               

The role of Care and Support Assistant will include:

  • Delivering a high level of personalised care and support for our residents and encouraging them to maximise their potential and level of independence
  • Managing nutrition by supporting residents to prepare and cook healthy meals
  • Administering medication
  • Assisting residents with general domestic tasks
  • Promoting a positive culture by engaging with residents to prevent social isolation
  • Responding to the nurse call buzzer
  • Maintaining security of the building through a door entry system and managing visitors
  • Keeping accurate and up-to-date records
  • Other duties will vary depending on residents’ needs

 

Skills and experiences:

  • NVQ2 in Health & Social Care, or willing to work towards
  • Personalised approach to care, ideally with experience of working in a similiar, care related role
  • Experience working with clients with physical or learning disabilities is preferable
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Patient, calm and respectful with a caring disposition

 

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
  • £9.87 to £10.18 per hour (dependent on qualifications)

 

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: 7 November 2021

 

To carry out this role in line with the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 you will be required to be fully vaccinated against Covid 19 by 11th November 2021, unless you are medically exempt. You will be required to provide evidence of vaccination or exemption as part of the recruitment process.

 

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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