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Title:  Care and Support Assistant - Part Time

Location: 

Trowbridge, South West, GB, BA14 9HN

Department:  Care (Qualified and Non-Qualified Care Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  123207

 

Care and Support Assistant – Part Time

 

Shaftesbury Court, Trowbridge

 

£9.39 per hour to £9.68 per hour (dependent on qualifications)

 

16 hours per week – Weekends only

 

 

We are seeking a Care and Support Assistant to join us in making a real difference to the lives of our residents. You will be integral to ensuring they lead a happy and fulfilled lifestyle. We offer a very supportive induction process, ensuring you will have all the encouragement you need to learn the role.

 

Located in a quiet area of Trowbridge close to Southwick Country Park, our newly refurbished residential care home consists of 14 bedrooms in the main building and 3 further bedrooms in two bungalows, adjacent to the main home. It has been designed specifically around the needs of our residents.  Shaftesbury Court provides residential care and support for adults aged 18 to 65, who have a range of learning disabilities and physical disabilities.

 

If you want to make a positive impact to people’s lives, this is a great opportunity to come and work within our friendly, hardworking and resident-focused team in our new, state-of-the-art, homely building!

 

Read more about Shaftesbury Court here

 

The role of Care and Support Assistant will include:

  • Providing a high quality, personalised care and support service including the sensitive delivery of personal care and managing medication
  • Helping residents to get up, washed and dressed
  • Supporting residents to go into the local community e.g. going to the cinema, visiting friends and attending doctors appointments
  • Promoting a positive culture by engaging with residents to prevent social isolation
  • Following care plans and writing comprehensive care notes
  • Working with residents and other staff members to ensure a clean and comfortable environment
  • Promoting safe practices and undertaking risk assessments

 

Skills and experiences:

  • Prior experience delivering personal care
  • NVQ 2 in Health and Social Care, or willing to work towards, is essential
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to the changing needs of residents
  • Excellent organisation skills

 

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, 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: 29 September 2021

 

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 19 by 11th November 2021, 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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