Support Assistant - Bank
We provide a range of environments for those who need extra support to live independently, from young people and those with disabilities, to the elderly in extra care schemes. Our strength lies in the quality of our people and we employ those who share our aims.
Support Assistant - Bank
Rachel House and Banbury Foyer, Banbury
£8.69 per hour (rising to £9.15 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)
Hours as and when required
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. Rachel House is a Supported Living Scheme for young parents (16-25 years old). It consists of 11 bedsits in one building (along with the office and communal lounge and kitchen) and 9 one bedroom flats in the building next door. Banbury Foyer is part of a town centre development offering 27 self contained units to young people (16-25 years old). If you want to make a positive impact to people’s lives, this is a rewarding opportunity to work within both Schemes, and be part of 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 clients
Skills 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 people
Ready 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:
- Health and well-being plans
- A variety of online discounts and rewards from major retailers
- A wide range of learning and development opportunities
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Closing Date: 23 April 2018
We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.
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Sanctuary Supported Living is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association and Sanctuary Home Care Limited, both exempt charities.
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