Care and Support Assistant – Part Time
Shaftesbury Court, Trowbridge
30 hours per week – shift pattern will be on a 2-week rolling rota including every other weekend
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!
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 celebrates 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, supporting each other.
Read more about Shaftesbury Court here
The role of Care and Support Assistant will include:Following care plans and writing comprehensive care notes 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 to 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 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 Ability to work well both as part of a team and on own initiative 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 £10.30 per hour
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: 19 February 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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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.