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Title:  Care and Support Assistant - Part Time

Location: 

Shrewsbury, West Midlands, GB, SY3 7TP

Department:  Care (Qualified and Non-Qualified Care Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  63862

 

Care and Support Assistant – Part Time

 

Kempsfield Residential Home, Shrewsbury

 

£8.42 to £8.68 per hour (dependent on qualifications)

 

24 hours per week – on a rota basis

 

 

We are seeking a friendly and compassionate Care and Support Assistant to join our team at our Supported Living service in Kempsfield. We provide residential care and support for 14 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 great opportunity to come and work within an established and experienced team.

 

Read more about Kempsfield Residential Home 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
  • Encouraging residents to build positive relationships and be a part of the community
  • Supporting residents to lead fulfilling lives
  • Promoting safe practices and undertaking risk assessments
  • Implementing safeguarding principles to ensure the safety of our residents

Skills and experiences required for the role include:

  • Experience of working in a similar care related role
  • Good interpersonal and customer care skills with an approachable attitude
  • 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 were named as the best care employer in the West Midlands in the Great British Care Awards and 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, 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: 27 February 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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