Care and Support Assistant
Shaftesbury Court, Winslow
Full-Time & Part-Time Hours available – Up to 37.5 hours per week – early and late shifts, including working every other weekend
Are you a friendly and dedicated person looking for a rewarding Career?
Do you want a role where no two days are the same and you will be making a real impact to the lives of our clients? Are you passionate about supporting people? Can you work under pressure and manage challenging situations?
If this sounds like you then we may have your perfect opportunity!
We're looking for candidates with a passion for supporting people with complex needs to live as independently as possible, someone who values kindness and patience and who treats others with dignity and respect. Our philosophy is simple; to give our residents a high standard of living within modern surroundings.
Situated in the market town of Winslow, Shaftesbury Court is a residential care home containing 4 flats, each with 4 bedrooms. We provide residential care and support for 16 adults aged 18 to 65, with a range of learning disabilities, some of whom have a dual mental health diagnosis.
We provide a comprehensive induction programme as well as on-going training to develop new and existing skills and encourage progression. Sanctuary has their own Learning and Development Academy, who provide a wide range of training courses, open to all.
Sanctuary also has a great employee Rewards scheme, where you will be able to receive a variety of discounts from major retailers.
If you’re a person who celebrate differences, and strives to treat others with dignity and respect, this is a great opportunity to join our like-minded, hardworking, and resident-focused team. We value our team, encouraging learning and development and supporting each other.
Read more about Shaftesbury Court on our website
The role of Care and Support Assistant will include:Providing a high quality, personalised care and support service Delivering expert support to residents including the sensitive delivery of personal care and managing medication Encouraging residents to lead fulfilling lives by building positive relationships and developing hobbies and interests Managing nutrition and hydration needs Promoting safe practices and undertaking risk assessments
Skills and experiences:Personalised approach, ideally with experience within a similar, care related role Enthusiastic and flexible with a strong “can-do” attitude Strong organisational skills, as well as functional literacy and numeracy Good communication skills, allowing you to build relationships with residents Ability to react quickly to changing priorities whilst working to deadlines and targets NVQ level 2 in Health and Social Care or willing to work towards is essential Travel is a requirement of the role, therefore a full valid driving licence is essential
Why work for us?
We’re united in working together to help customers on their pathways for independence, and our people are the single, biggest influence on our success.
No matter your job – delivering support directly or working in our offices to support our frontline teams – your work makes a difference every day.
We won the West Midlands Care Employer Award 2022-23, in recognition of our commitment to our staff and supporting our teams to be their best. We’ve also been awarded Investors in People Gold status for the second time – because we value our people and have a strong focus on inclusion, teamwork, and empowerment.
We’re committed to providing an inclusive and supportive work environment where you can grow and thrive. And like our customers, we know everyone is different, and we’ll support you to be your best self. We’ll develop your skills and experiences, celebrate success, and turn any setbacks into motivation.
Are you ready to be your best?
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:£11.37 per hour 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
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
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Closing Date: 8 October 2023
We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.
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Together we can be our best so that our customers can be their best. #BeYourBest
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.