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Title:  Night Care and Support Assistant


Ipswich, East Anglia, GB, IP2 8EY

Department:  Care (Qualified and Non-Qualified Care Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  45160


Night Care and Support Assistant – Temporary position for up to 3 months


Avalon Court, Ipswich


£8.42 to £8.68 per hour (dependent on qualifications) plus a 10% DRP allowance


35 hours per week – average over a 2 week rota



We are currently recruiting for a Night Care and Support Assistant to provide personal care and support to our clients at Avalon Court.


Located on the Ipswich waterfront, Avalon Court has 14 self-contained apartments for adults with a physical or learning disability. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about making a real difference in people’s lives. This Night Care and Support Assistant position gives you the opportunity to support a person with a physical disability throughout the night, following a recent increase in needs. We are looking for candidates with a compassionate outlook on life, who value kindness and patience and treat others with dignity and respect. This position will be focused in one client’s flat and the successful candidate will be supported by a second Night Care and Support Assistant and a sleep in member of staff within the building.


Read more about Avalon Court here


The role of Night Care and Support Assistant will include:

  • Providing personal care to a client, including washing, dressing and toileting
  • Supporting people with communication difficulties
  • Supporting manual handling needs
  • Providing emotional support and reassurance
  • Responding to individual client needs  

Skills and experiences:

  • NVQ level 2 in Health and Social Care, or willing to work towards
  • 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
  • An understanding of Huntington’s Disease would be beneficial, though training will be provided

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 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
  • 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: 26 May 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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