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Title:  Care and Support Assistant

Location: 

Shrewsbury, West Midlands, GB, SY3 7TP

Department:  Care (Qualified and Non-Qualified Care Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  144658

Waking Night Care and Support Assistant – Part Time

 

Kempsfield Residential Home, Shrewsbury

 

£9.79

 

30 hours per week – 3 x 10 hour shifts per week

 

 

We are seeking a friendly and compassionate person to join our team in Kempsfield. Our supported living service provides 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 Waking Night Care and Support Assistant will include:

  • Delivering a high level of personalised care and support and encouraging our residents to live as independently as possible
  • Supporting residents with personal care such as washing, dressing, bathing and hygiene
  • Administering medication
  • Assisting residents with shopping, cleaning and laundry tasks
  • Helping residents to arrange and attend appointments i.e with their GP
  • Promoting a positive culture by engaging with residents to prevent social isolation
  • Keeping accurate and up-to-date records
  • Promoting safe practices and undertaking risk assessments

 

Skills and experiences:

  • Personalised approach to care, ideally with experience of working in a similar, care related role
  • Experience working with vulnerable clients, with physical or learning disabilities is desirable
  • Kind, patient and understanding
  • Can react quickly to changing priorities
  • 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
  • £9.79 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: 27 January 2022

 

To carry out this role in line with the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 you will be required to be fully vaccinated against Covid unless you are medically exempt. You will be required to provide evidence of vaccination or exemption as part of the recruitment process.

 

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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