Care and Support Assistant
Sussex Avenue, Canterbury
40 hours per week – day shifts to include alternate weekends
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 are looking for a Care and Support Assistant to join us at Sussex Avenue and help to make a real difference to the lives of our residents.
Sussex Avenue has six bedrooms spread across two attached bungalows: The Oaks and The Willows. We provide care and support for adults aged 18 to 65, who have a range of learning and physical disabilities. Our kind and caring team help residents to achieve good emotional health and improve their wellbeing and quality of life.
This service is part of an exciting development with significant investment by Sanctuary Supported Living and Kent County Council in collaboration with the family of residents that live at Sussex Avenue. If you want to make a positive impact to people’s lives and be part of an innovative project, this is a rewarding opportunity to come and work within an established and experienced team.
Sussex Avenue is committed to enhancing the lives of our residents. We encourage and facilitate fun and engaging activities for all residents, support them with day-to-day tasks and constantly search for new and innovative ways to promote fulfilment, health and wellbeing.
We value our team, encourage learning and development and support each other. We don’t just see you as a staff member but as a part of our Sussex Avenue family, where we, staff and residents alike, learn, grow and flourish together.
Read more about Sussex Avenue here
The role of Care and Support Assistant will include:Providing high quality, person-centred care and support for our residents Delivering expert support to our residents including the sensitive delivery of personal care, managing medication and understanding our residents complex physical and medical requirements Encouraging our residents to lead fulfilling lives by building positive relationships and developing their hobbies and interests Managing our residents’ nutrition and hydration needs Promoting safe practices and undertaking risk assessments
Skills and experiences:Personalised approach to care and support ideally with experience of working in a similar care related role Enthusiastic and flexible with a strong “can-do” attitude Strong organisational skills as well as functional literacy and numeracy Ability to react quickly to changing priorities whilst working to deadlines and targets Ability to understand the requirements in a domestic setting, plan tasks, use initiative to ensure the safe and smooth running of the home
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 £10.47 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: 21 September 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.