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Title:  Care and Support Assistant - Part Time

Location: 

Leicester, East Midlands, GB, LE3 6UJ

Department:  Supported Living Services
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  181444

 

Care and Support Assistant – Part Time

 

Skelton Court, Leicester

 

£9.98

 

30 hours per week - early and late shifts on a rota basis to include weekends and bank holidays

 

 

Would you like to make a difference that lasts long after the end of your shift?

 

We are seeking a Care and Support Assistant to join our team. Located in a quiet, residential area on the outskirts of Leicester, Skelton Court is a residential care home with 15 en-suite bedrooms. We provide residential care and support for adults aged 18 or over, who have a range of learning disabilities and complex or high needs, including dementia.

 

At Sanctuary Supported Living, we are passionate about supporting people to live as independently as possible and to lead fulfilling lives. If you want to make a positive impact to people’s lives, where no two days are the same, this is a great opportunity to come and work within a hardworking and client-focused team.

 

We provide a comprehensive induction programme as well as on-going training to develop new and existing skills and encourage progression. Sanctuary have their own Learning and Development Academy, who provide a wide range of training courses, open to all.

 

Sanctuary also has a great employee Rewards scheme, where you will be able to receive a variety of discounts from major retailers.

 

If you have a passion for supporting people with complex needs to live as independently as possible, value kindness and patience and treat others with dignity and respect we want to hear from you.

 

Read more about Skelton Court here

 

The role of Care and Support Assistant will include:

  • Providing a high quality, personalised care and support service
  • Delivering expert support to residents including the sensitive delivery of personal care and managing medication
  • Encouraging residents to lead fulfilling lives by building positive relationships and developing hobbies and interests
  • Managing nutrition and hydration needs
  • Promoting safe practices and undertaking risk assessments

 

Skills and experiences:

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

 

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 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
  • £9.98 per hour

 

We are proud to support the Department of Health and Social Care’s ‘Made with Care’ 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: 04 July 2022

 

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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