Weekend Support Assistant - Part Time

Sanctuary Group
9.51 GBP Hourly
19 Oct 2021
26 Oct 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Weekend Support Assistant - Part Time

Oleander House, Telford

GBP9.51 - GBP9.81

12 hours per week

We are seeking a Weekend Support Assistant to join our small, friendly and supportive team and make a real difference to the lives of our residents. Set in the heart of Ketley Millennium Village, Oleander House has 12 one-bedroom apartments. We provide care and support for adults aged 18-65, with a range of learning disabilities, encouraging them to develop their skills and live as independently as possible.

Read more about Oleander House here

The role of Weekend Support Assistant will include:

Supporting the Project Workers with key-working duties and file keeping
Providing a high quality, hands-on support service
Supporting residents to build the confidence they need to gain further independence
Encouraging residents to develop 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 residents
Maintaining a safe environment for residents, providing support in accordance with relevant regulations, procedures and practices
Helping to maintain professional relationships with residents and their families to support their identified wishes and needs

Skills and experiences:

Previous experience working with vulnerable people, ideally those who have learning disabilities is desirable
A caring, approachable nature and a confident 'can-do' attitude
Ability to keep accurate records and clearly communicate relevant information to team members
Literacy and numeracy equivalent to at least GCSE Grade C English and Mathematics, is essential
NVQ level 2 in Health and Social Care, or willing to work towards, is desirable

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
GBP9.51 per hour (rising to GBP9.81 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)

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 Supported Living. For more information on the campaign click here

Read the full job profile here

Closing Date: 09 November 2021

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 Sanctuary Supported Living, take a look at our Twitter feed or search #LifeatSanctuary

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.

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