Care And Support Assistant job in Ipswich at Sanctuary Group

Care and Support Assistant

Company: Sanctuary Group

Location: Ipswich UK

Date Posted:Jan 18, 2018

One of the UK’s leading providers of housing, care and community services, Sanctuary Group employs around 11,000 people and manages more than 100,000 units of accommodation throughout England and Scotland, including general rented, retirement living, supported housing, student and key worker accommodation and care homes. Sanctuary also provides a range of other services including maintenance, care and telecare, all of which are delivered by our dedicated employees who are completely committed to customer service.Care & Support Assistant – One to One Workers Avalon Court, Ipswich £7.70 to £8.10 per hour (Dependent on qualifications) 32 and 25 hours per week on a two week rota (one weekend off in two) Why work for us?Here at Avalon Court we support people with physical disabilities to live the lives they choose and maximise their independence. We currently have two vacancies for one to one Care and Support Assistants.  These roles provide the opportunity to build a close working relationship with individuals living in their own adapted flat, whilst having the security of a staff team and management support on site. Our clients require one to one care for all of their waking hours, this includes needing personal care. Our one to one Care and Support Assistants get the opportunity to partner their client and assist them with their day to day activities. These can include accompanying clients to their day centres and undertaking arts/ crafts, drama, theatre activities as well as going to the cinema, playing sports and attending college or work placements with their clients. It’s a varied and rewarding role requiring patience, understanding, communication and a good sense of humour as well as an ability to follow structure and routine. Our clients welcome the stability that a consistent staff team can bring and we’re looking for individuals to partner with our clients on a long term basis. Further CQC information on Avalon Court can be found here:  The role of Care & Support Assistant will include* Providing a high quality person centred care and support service* Delivering expert support to clients including the sensitive delivery of personal care* Driving and promoting resident integration and inclusion into the community* Empowering residents to lead fulfilling lives* Promoting safe practices and undertake risk assessments and manage the implement safeguarding principles to ensure the safety of our clients Skills and experiences* Person-centered approach 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* Driving license desirable * NVQ 2 in Health & Social Care, or willing to work towards Ready to join us?As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary a great place to work, we offer a comprehensive reward and benefits package appropriate for the role that you do, including:* A pension scheme, with matching contributions from Sanctuary up to set limits* At least 25 days paid holiday, rising to 30 days after 5 years service (The full time equivalent for this role is 37.5 hours per week)* Life assurance* Family friendly arrangements, including opportunities for flexible working* Health and wellbeing plans* A variety of on line discounts and rewards from major retailers* Tax efficient schemes for you to save on buying a new bike to cycle to work or on a range of  childcare services including after school clubs and summer camps* A wide range of learning and development opportunities Closing Date: 24 January 2018  We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application. ‘For an insight into what it’s like to work for us, take a look at on Twitter’Building Equality and Diversity 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.--To apply : View full job description
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