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Title:  Care and Support Assistant

Location: 

Harlow, South East, GB, CM17 9AE

Department:  Supported Living Services
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  69250

 

Care and Support Assistant

 

Livingstone House, Harlow

 

£8.96 to £9.22 per hour (dependent on qualifications) 

 

28 hours per week

 

 

We are seeking a Care and Support Assistant to make a real difference to the lives of our residents. Located in a residential area of Harlow, Livingstone House has seven single-occupancy bedrooms and a two-bedroom flat. We provide residential care and support for 19 adults aged 18 to 65, with a range of learning disabilities.  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.

 

Read more about Livingstone House here

 

The role of Care and Support Assistant will include:

  • Keeping accurate and up-to-date care plans
  • Providing a high quality, personalised care and support service and encouraging our residents to maximise their potential and level of independence
  • Supporting residents with washing, dressing, bathing and hygiene
  • Assisting residents with shopping, cleaning and laundry tasks
  • Helping residents to arrange and attend appointments i.e with their GP
  • Promoting a positive culture by engaging with residents to prevent social isolation
  • Promoting safe practices and undertaking risk assessments
  • Working with residents and other staff members to ensure a clean and comfortable environment

Skills and experiences:

  • Personalised approach to care, ideally with experience of working in a similar, care related role
  • Enthusiastic and flexible with a strong “can-do” attitude
  • Strong organisational skills as well as functional literacy and numeracy
  • Ability to react quickly to changing priorities whilst working to deadlines and targets
  • NVQ 2 in Health and Social Care, or willing to work towards

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 and telecare services. 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 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

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: 9 April 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.


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