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Title:  Care and Support Assistant - Part Time

Location: 

Cheltenham, South West, GB, GL53 9GA

Department:  Care (Qualified and Non-Qualified Care Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Retirement Living
Requisition Number:  50170

 

Care and Support Assistant - Part Time

 

Middleton House, Cheltenham

 

£8.59 to £8.85 per hour (dependent on qualifications)

 

18.75 hours per week, flexible hours

 

 

We are seeking a Care and Support Assistant to make a real difference to the lives of our residents. Middleton House and New Court provide high quality apartments designed to support independent living. If you want to make a positive impact to people’s lives and be part of a new dynamic service, this is a rewarding opportunity to come and work within an established and experienced team.

 

Read more about Middleton House here

 

The role of Care and Support Assistant will include:

  • Delivering a high level of personalised care and support for our residents
  • Creating a positive culture, supporting residents to live as independently as possible and prevent social isolation
  • Supporting the physical and emotional well-being of residents
  • Engaging with residents
  • Administering medication
  • Sensitive delivery of personal care
  • Supporting residents with arranging and attending appointments
  • Moving and handling
  • Assisting residents with shopping, cleaning and laundry tasks
  • Keeping accurate and up-to-date records
  • Lone working

Skills and experiences:

  • NVQ 2 in Health & Social Care, or willing to work towards
  • Previous experience in a similar care-related role is desirable, however not essential if you have the right attitude
  • Punctual, with excellent timekeeping skills
  • Patient, calm and respectful with a caring disposition
  • Ability to lone work
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well within a team

Why work for Sanctuary Retirement Living?

Sanctuary Retirement Living services provide comfort, independence and peace of mind. Residents live independently, safe in the knowledge that support is available in their home should they need it. Spacious apartments with on-site communal facilities create an environment where residents can enjoy healthy, active and independent lifestyles in their later years.

 

Ready to join Sanctuary Retirement Living?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary Retirement 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
  • 28 days annual leave (including 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 schemes
  • 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 Retirement Living. For more information on the campaign click here

 

Read the full job profile here

 

Closing Date: 25 November 2019

 

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to SSL.Recruitment@sanctuary-housing.co.uk

 

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 Retirement Living, visit our website, take a look at our Facebook page or search #LifeatSanctuary

 

Building Equality and Diversity
We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent unlawful working.
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be necessary in the event of a successful application which we will pay for.
Sanctuary Retirement Living is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.

 


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