Support Assistant - Part Time
Anglesea Road – Ipswich
16.5 hours per week – 3 shifts per week including some weekends, 8.00am to 8.30pm
Are you a friendly and dedicated person looking for a rewarding Career?
Could you help support our vulnerable people towards independence?
We are looking for an experienced Support Assistant to make a real difference to the lives of our customers. Our service supports people as individuals to maintain a tenancy and build life skills, promoting respect, independence and self determination. We focus on peoples strengths, abilities and dreams for the future.
Anglesea Road and Berners Street is a purpose built hostel offering a mix of flats and rooms to vulnerable young and adults. Our service supports people as individuals, to maintain a tenancy and build life skills, promoting respect, independence and self determination. We focus on people’s strengths, abilities and dreams for the future.
We provide a comprehensive induction programme as well as on-going training to develop new and existing skills and encourage progression.
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 team who value the individuals they support and make a difference in people’s lives every day.
Read more about Anglesea Road here
The role of Support Assistant will include:Providing a high quality, hands-on support service Supporting our clients to maximise their independence and move forward with their lives Encouraging residents to develop their daily living skills such as cooking, cleaning, shopping and being a part of their community Encouraging social inclusion and helping residents to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem Working with colleagues and partner agencies to achieve the best outcome for our residents Maintaining a safe environment for residents, providing support in accordance with relevant regulations, procedures and practices Developing good relationships with clients, helping them develop life skills Some health and safety responsibilities e.g. fire safety checks
Skills and experiences:A caring, approachable nature and a confident ‘can-do’ attitude Experience in support planning, key working, risk assessment and safeguarding Ability to keep accurate records and clearly communicate relevant information to team members Literacy and numeracy equivalent to at least GCSE Grade C English and Mathematics, is essential NVQ level 2 in Health and Social Care, or willing to work towards is desirable
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 £10.43 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: 16 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.