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Title:  Support Assistant - Bank

Location: 

Telford, West Midlands, GB, TF1 5FJ

Department:  Care (Qualified and Non-Qualified Care Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  42476

Support Assistant – Bank

Oleander House, Telford

£8.28 per hour (rising to £8.72 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)

Hours as and when required

 

We are seeking a Support Assistant to make a real difference to the lives of our residents. Oleander House is a purpose-built development offering single apartments for 12 adults with learning disabilities. If you want to make a positive impact to people’s lives, this is a rewarding opportunity to come and join our small, friendly and supportive team.

Read more about Oleander House here

The role of Support Assistant will include:

  • Supporting the Project Workers with key-working duties and file keeping
  • Providing a person-centred service to empower clients in developing their skills for independent living and community integration
  • Maintaining a safe environment for clients, providing support in accordance with relevant regulations, procedures and practices
  • Assisting with providing personal care and administering medication
  • Helping to maintain professional relationships with clients and their families to support their identified wishes and needs

Skills and experiences:

  • Previous experience working in care, ideally with clients who have learning disabilities, would be advantageous
  • A caring approachable nature and a confident ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Ability to keep accurate records and clearly communicate relevant information to team members.
  • Literacy and numeracy equivalent to at least GCSE Grade C English and Mathematics, is essential
  • NVQ level 2 in Health and Social Care, or willing to work towards, is desirable

Why work for us?

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:

  • Health and well-being plans
  • A variety of online discounts and rewards from major retailers
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities

Read the full job profile here

Closing Date: 12 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’

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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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