Care and Support Assistant
Hilltop House, Bury St Edmunds
35 hours per week
Are you looking for a rewarding and varied role where no two days are the same? Are you passionate about supporting people?
Hilltop House is currently recruiting for a Care and Support Assistant to provide personal care and support to our residents who are aged 18 or over and living with a range of physical disabilities. Set three miles from the town centre of Bury St Edmunds, Hilltop House has 12 unfurnished one-bedroom flats.
Hilltop House is very proud to have a Great British Care Award for Putting People First/Personalisation and have been highly commended by the Suffolk Care Awards in recent years. We also have an Outstanding rating from the CQC.
We offer a wide range of employee benefits, such as 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.
This is an amazing opportunity to work in a positive environment with a dedicated, award-winning team who value the individuals they support and make a difference in people’s lives.
Read more about Hilltop House here
The role of Care and Support Assistant will include:Delivering a high level of personalised care and support and encouraging our residents to live as independently as possible Supporting residents with washing, dressing, bathing and hygiene Administering medication Assisting residents with shopping, cleaning and laundry tasks Helping residents to arrange and attend appointments i.e with their GP Promoting a positive culture by engaging with residents to prevent social isolation Promoting safe practices and undertaking risk assessments Implementing safeguarding principles to ensure the safety of our residents Keeping accurate and up-to-date records
Skills and experiences:Passionate about providing a high standard of care to our clients Previous experience working in a care related role Comfortable working alone Ability to react quickly to changing priorities NVQ 2 in Health and Social Care, or willing to work towards
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 £9.98 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: 5 October 2022
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.