Telford, West Midlands, GB, TF2 6AF
Department: Supported Living Services
Operation: Sanctuary Supported Living
Closing Date: 31/01/2023
Salary: £10.43 / hour
Station Mews, Telford
37.5 hours per week
We are seeking a Support Assistant to make a real difference to the lives of our residents. Station Mews has 12 one-bedroom apartments, providing support for adults aged 18 and over, with a range of learning disabilities. We are looking for candidates with a passion for supporting people with complex needs to live as independently as possible. You will be someone who values kindness and patience, and who treats others with dignity and respect.
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.
We value our team, encouraging learning and development, supporting each other.
We offer a wide range of employee benefits, such as a comprehensive induction programme as well as on-going training to develop new and existing skills and encourage progression. Sanctuary has their own Learning and Development Academy, who provide a wide range of training courses, open to all.
Sanctuary also has a great employee Rewards scheme, where you will be able to receive a variety of discounts from major retailers.
Read more about Station Mews here
The role of Support Assistant will include:
Providing a high quality, hands-on support service
Supporting residents to build the confidence they need to gain further independent
Encouraging residents to develop their daily living skills such as cooking, cleaning, shopping and being part of their community
Provide personal care where necessary
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
Skills and experiences:
Previous experience working with residents who have learning disabilities, would be advantageous
A caring, approachable nature and a confident ‘can-do’ attitude
You will be empathetic and non-judgmental with a positive approach to managing challenging behavior
Ability to keep accurate records and clearly communicate relevant information to team members
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 30 days after 5 years service (plus public holidays)
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
£10.43 per hour
We are proud to support the Department of Health and Social Care’s ‘Made with Care’ 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
Closing Date: 31 January 2023
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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