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Title:  Senior Care and Support Assistant - Part Time


Cheltenham, South West, GB, GL51 0JA

Department:  Care (Qualified and Non-Qualified Care Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  44327


Senior Care and Support Assistant – Part Time


Shaftesbury Place, Cheltenham


£9.55 per hour (rising to £10.05 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)

32 hours per week – Various shifts to include alternative weekends



We are seeking a Senior Care and Support Assistant to join us in making a real difference to the lives of our residents, helping them to achieve their goals and aspirations.


Located in a quiet, residential area of Cheltenham, Shaftesbury Place is a residential care home. It has 16 bedrooms and 3 flats, as well as 9 one-bedroom supported living flats. We provide both residential care and supported housing with care for 27 adults aged 18 to 65, with a range of learning disabilities and physical disabilities.


Read more about Shaftesbury Place here

The role of Senior Care and Support Assistant will include:

  • Overseeing the day-to-day running of the care floor
  • Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of clients, tenants, staff and visitors
  • Providing full personal care to clients, including; toileting, bathing, dressing and feeding
  • Taking responsibility for administering medication when required
  • Delegating support to ensure clients have support with shopping, cooking and attending health and wellbeing appointments
  • Completing risk assessments and helping to implement safeguarding principles
  • Working as part of a wider team to ensure best outcomes are achieved for clients


Skills and experiences:

  • QCF Health and Social Care level 2 or 3, or willing to work towards
  • Previous experience working with clients with physical or learning disabilities is preferable
  • Experience leading a care team
  • Ability to promote safe practices
  • Patient and understanding 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


Read the full job profile here


Closing Date: 24 October 2019


To apply please send your CV and cover letter to


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

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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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