Care and Support Assistant - Part Time

Reference
68363
Closing date
29/03/2020
Region
East Anglia
Town
March
Salary
£8.42 to £8.68 per hour

Care and Support Assistant – Part Time

Doddington Court, March

£8.42 to £8.68 per hour (dependent on qualifications) Subject to April 2020 Pay Review

28 hours per week on a rolling rota - Mornings, afternoons and the occasional waking night, with alternate weekends

We are seeking a passionate and caring Care and Support Assistant to support our 59 bed unit, who is willing to fulfil all mandatory training, learn new skills and share any skills that they may have.

Our independent living based scheme is set between the quaint villages of Chatteris and Benwick and offers a range of apartments and communal facilities for over 60s. If you want to make a positive impact to people’s lives, this is a great opportunity to come and work within an established and experienced team.

Read more about Doddington Court here

The role of Care and Support Assistant will include:

  • Delivering a high level of personalised care and support for our residents and encouraging them to maximise their potential and level of independence
  • Keeping accurate and up-to-date care plans
  • Supporting residents with washing, dressing, bathing and hygiene
  • Managing nutrition and hygiene needs
  • Administering medication
  • Promoting a positive culture by engaging with residents to prevent social isolation
  • Assisting residents with shopping, cleaning and laundry tasks
  • Helping residents to arrange and attend appointments i.e. with their GP

Skills and experiences:

  • Previous experience in a similar role is desirable
  • 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
  • NVQ level 2 in Health and Social Care, or willing to work towards

Why work for Sanctuary Retirement Living?

Sanctuary Retirement Living services provide comfort, independence and peace of mind. Residents live independently, safe in the knowledge that support is available in their home should they need it. Spacious apartments with on-site communal facilities create an environment where residents can enjoy healthy, active and independent lifestyles in their later years.

Ready to join Sanctuary Retirement Living?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary Retirement 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
  • 25 days annual leave, rising to 30 days after 5 years (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 schemes
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities
  • The full time equivalent for this role is 37.5 hours

We are proud to support the Department of Health and Social Care’s #everydayisdifferent 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 Retirement Living. For more information on the campaign click here

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For an insight into what it’s like to work for Sanctuary Retirement Living, visit our website, take a look at our Facebook page or search #LifeatSanctuary

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