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Title:  Senior Care and Support Assistant - Temporary position for up to 10 months


Winslow, South East, GB, MK18 3HA

Department:  Care (Qualified and Non-Qualified Care Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  77602


Senior Care and Support Assistant – Temporary position for up to 10 months


Shaftesbury Court, Winslow


£9.95 per hour


37.5 hours per week



We are seeking a Senior Care and Support Assistant to join our friendly team at Shaftesbury Court. Situated in the market town of Winslow, Shaftesbury Court is a residential care home containing four flats, each with four bedrooms. We provide residential care and support for 16 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 rewarding opportunity to come and work within an established and experienced team.


Read more about Shaftesbury Court here


The role of Senior Care and Support Assistant will include:

  • Overseeing the day-to-day running of the care floor and ensuring residents are being  supported in the best way possible
  • Providing full, personal care to residents, including manual handling
  • Taking responsibility for administering medication, ordering stock and repeat prescriptions and returning medication to the pharmacy
  • Delegating support to ensure residents have support with shopping, cooking and attending health and wellbeing appointments
  • Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of residents, staff and visitors
  • Promoting safe practices, completing risk assessments and helping to implement safeguarding principles
  • Working as part of a wider team to ensure that the best outcomes are achieved for our residents

Skills and experiences:

  • QCF Health and Social Care level 2 or 3, or willing to work towards
  • Previous experience working with residents with physical or learning disabilities is preferable
  • Recent experience leading a care team
  • Ability to promote safe practices
  • Strong organisational skills, as well as functional literacy and numeracy
  • Patient and understanding with a caring disposition

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, 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

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: 14 July 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


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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.