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Title:  Care and Support Assistant

Location: 

Lowestoft, East Anglia, GB, NR32 1RB

Department:  Care (Qualified and Non-Qualified Care Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  42505

Female Care and Support Assistant – Part Time

Clover Court, Lowestoft

£8.03 to £8.28 per hour (dependent on qualifications)

Various part time hours available (16 hours, 24 hours, 30 hours), weekend only work also available

 

Do you want to work in an award winning team? Clover Court was very proud to win the Suffolk Care Award for Promoting Dignity and Respect in Every Day life and we are we are currently recruiting for Female Care and Support Assistants to provide personal care and support to people living with physical disabilities at Clover Court. 

This is an amazing opportunity to work in a positive environment with a dedicated team who value the individuals they support and make a difference in people’s lives every day.

Located close to the town centre in Lowestoft, Clover Court has 20 self-contained apartments supporting adults, who have a range of physical disabilities. We are looking for individuals who want to make a real difference in people’s lives. The role of Care and Support Assistant gives you the opportunity to support people with a physical disability to make the most of their daily lives. 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.

Our philosophy is simple; to give our residents a high standard of living within modern surroundings. If you want to make a positive impact to people’s lives, come and join our established and experienced team.

The role of Care and Support Assistant will include:

  • Providing personal care to clients, including washing, dressing and bathing needs
  • Supporting residents with both preparing and eating meals
  • Supporting residents with their finances
  • Providing residents with support in the local community, including supporting with food shops and on trips into town
  • Supporting people with communication difficulties
  • Working one to one with several different clients within a shift

Skills and experiences:

  • Person centred 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 clients
  • 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 desirable

Due to the sensitive needs of our clients we can only consider female applicants. Gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1 of schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.

Why work for us?

Clover Court recently won a Suffolk Care Awards in the category Promoting Dignity and Respect in Everyday Life. Find out more here (http://suffolkcareawards.com/winners.html)

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. 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 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
  • At least 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

Read the full job profile here

Closing Date: 21 December 2018

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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