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Title:  Care and Support Assistant - Part Time

Location: 

Ipswich, East Anglia, GB, IP2 8EY

Department:  Care (Qualified and Non-Qualified Care Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  122882

 

Care and Support Assistant – Part Time

 

Avalon Court, Ipswich

 

£9.23 - £9.51

 

20.75, 26.5 and 30 hours per week available– varying shifts over a 2-week rota covering Monday – Sunday

            

 

We are seeking a Care and Support Assistant to provide personal care and support to our residents at Avalon Court. Located on the Ipswich waterfront, Avalon Court has 14 self-contained apartments for adults with a physical disability or learning disability.

 

We are looking for candidates with a passion for supporting people with complex needs to live as independently as possible, someone who values kindness and patience and who treats others with dignity and respect.

 

Read more about Avalon Court here

 

The role of Care and Support Assistant will include:

  • Providing personal care to residents, including washing, dressing and toileting
  • Supporting residents with both preparing and eating meals
  • Helping residents with their finances
  • Giving residents support in the local community, including food shops and trips into town
  • Aiding those with communication difficulties

 

Skills and experiences:

  • NVQ level 2 in Health and Social Care, or willing to work towards is essential
  • Previous experience in a similar care role is desirable
  • A patient and caring attitude
  • Enthusiastic and flexible with a strong “can-do” attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to undertake relevant training

 

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, (plus public holidays) pro rata
  • Life assurance
  • Family friendly arrangements
  • 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
  • £9.23 to £9.51 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: 10 November 2021

 

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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