Support Worker - Part Time

Reference
49666
Closing date
19/11/2019
Region
South West
Town
Taunton
Salary
£9.20 per hour

Support Worker – Part Time

Elizabeth House, Taunton

£9.20 per hour (rising to £9.69 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)

20 hours per week

We are seeking a Support Worker to make a real difference to the lives of our residents. Elizabeth House offers one bedroom extra care apartments for rent, with on-site support. If you want to make a positive impact to people’s lives, this is a rewarding opportunity to come and work within an established and experienced team.

Read more about Elizabeth House here

The role of Support Worker will include:

  • Ensuring that relevant support is provided to help our clients to maximise their own potential and level of independence
  • Promote safe working practices by undertaking risk assessments within legislative frameworks
  • Regularly assessing the needs of our clients, writing and updating support plans
  • Working with statutory and non-statutory agencies on behalf of the clients, actively encouraging choice and involvement, or acting as an advocate when required
  • Providing front of house reception duties
  • Developing innovative and varied individual and group activities
  • Promoting and evaluating activities for clients, enabling them to reach their own potential
  • Assisting and encouraging service users to access and maintain a level of integration into the wider community
  • Working with other staff to ensure a clean and comfortable environment is maintained

Skills and experiences:

  • Previous experience working within a retirement living scheme or relevant client group
  • Ability to demonstrate a positive and accepting approach to clients whatever their needs
  • Literacy and numeracy equivalent to at least GCSE Grade C English and Maths
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • NVQ Level 3 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
  • 28 days annual leave (including 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

Read the full job profile here

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to SSL.Recruitment@sanctuary-housing.co.uk

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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