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Title:  Care and Support Assistant

Location: 

Winslow, South East, GB, MK18 3HA

Department:  Care (Qualified and Non-Qualified Care Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  47624

 

Care and Support Assistant

 

Shaftesbury Court, Winslow

 

£8.66 per hour to £9.11 per hour (dependent on qualifications)

 

37.5 hours per week – to include early and late shifts 7.30am-2.30pm and 2pm-10pm, covering alternating weekends

 

 

We are seeking a Care and Support Assistant to make a real difference to the lives of our residents. Shaftesbury Court provides 17 residential places for adults with learning disabilities, some of whom have a dual mental health diagnosis. If you want to make a positive impact to people’s lives, this is a rewarding opportunity to come and work within an established and experienced team. 

 

Read more about Shaftesbury Court here 

 

The role of Care and Support Assistant will include:

  • Providing a high-quality person-centred care and support service
  • Delivering hands-on personal care, including some moving and handling duties
  • Guiding and promoting resident integration and inclusion into the local community
  • Assisting on trips and days out, including; arts and crafts events, going to the cinema or the pub and providing support to residents on their holidays
  • Some travel may be required to take clients to health appointments (this can be via taxi or bus)
  • Empowering our residents to lead fulfilling lives 

Skills and experiences:

  • Some experience of working in a similar care related role is desirable
  • Enthusiastic and flexible with a strong “can-do” attitude
  • A genuine caring attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • NVQ 2 in Health and Social Care, or willing to work towards, is essential

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 30 days after 5 years service (plus public holidays)
  • 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

Read the full job profile here 

 

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to SSL.Recruitment@sanctuary-housing.co.uk

 

Closing Date: 23 September 2019

 

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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