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Title:  Night Support Assistant - Part Time


Darlington, North East, GB, DL3 6SU

Department:  Care (Qualified and Non-Qualified Care Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  43302

Night Support Assistant – Part Time

Station Road, Darlington

£8.28 per hour (rising to £8.72 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance) Subject to April 2019 pay review 

20 hours per week – 10pm to 8am


We are seeking a Support Assistant to make a real difference to the lives of our residents. Station Road is a new service close to Darlington town centre which supports vulnerable adults with a range of needs, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The scheme consists of 6 bedrooms with a shared living room and kitchen. If you want to make a positive impact to people’s lives, this is a rewarding opportunity to come and work within an established and experienced team.

The role of Night Support Assistant will include:

  • Providing a high quality person-centred care service to empower our clients
  • Undertaking cleaning tasks whilst residents are asleep
  • Updating and filing paperwork
  • Building and promoting professional relationships with clients, their families and guardians to meet and support their identified needs
  • Working with colleagues and partner agencies to achieve the best outcome for our clients
  • Promote safe practices and carry out effective care and support procedures in accordance with regulations, policies and procedures

Skills and experiences:

  • Experience of working with vulnerable people in a similar care and support position is ideal, however candidates with a real passion for the role and a willingness to learn are encouraged to apply as we are committed to delivering a tailored training programme
  • Initiative and assertiveness will also be key to your success, as you will be required to source innovative solutions to problems that allow independence to be maximised
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational, listening and time management skills, allowing you to form positive relationships with our clients, staff and relevant parties working with us
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and knowledge of email and internet communications is essential

Why work for us?

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 us?

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 contributions from Sanctuary up to set limits
  • 25 days paid holiday, rising to 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 per week

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: 28 March 2019

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 us, take a look at #LifeatSanctuary on Twitter’


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.

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