Support Assistant job in Manchester at Sanctuary Group

Support Assistant

Company: Sanctuary Group

Location: Manchester UK

Date Posted:Mar 23, 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.Support AssistantVictoria House, Manchester£8.28 per hour (rising to £8.72 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance) – Pay rate effective from April 201837.5 hours per week – shifts between 8am and 10pm Why work for us?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 and floating support. We specialise in services for young people, homeless families and individuals, people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities and people with mental health needs.We are seeking a Support Assistant to make a real difference to the lives of our residents. Victoria House is a 42 bed residence comprising of single and shared units. Specialist support and housing services are provided to help people live independently. If you want to make positive impact to people’s lives, this is a rewarding opportunity to come and work within an established and experienced team.The role of Support Assistant will include:* Providing a high quality hands-on person centred care and support service which enables and empowers our clients* Ensuring that clients are supported by developing their daily living skills such as cooking, cleaning, shopping and being part of their community* Working with colleagues and partner agencies to achieve the best outcome for our clientsSkills and experiences:* Ideally you will have experience of working with vulnerable people, however candidates with enthusiasm , a real passion for the role, and a willingness to learn are encouraged to apply as we are committed to delivering a tailored training program* Initiative and assertiveness will also be key to your success, as you will be required to source innovative solutions to problems that allow independence to be maximised* Excellent interpersonal, organisational, listening and time management skills, allowing you to form positive relationships with peopleReady to join us?As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary 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 matching contributions from Sanctuary up to set limits* 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 schemes for you to save including; buying a new bike to cycle to work or a range of childcare services including after school clubs and summer camps* A wide range of learning and development opportunitiesClosing Date:  6 April 2018We 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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