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Support Assistant - Learning Disabilities - Part Time

Posted 23 April by Sanctuary Housing Featured Ended

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 – Learning Disabilities – Part Time

Oleander House, Telford

£8.28 per annum (rising to £8.72 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)

25 hours per week – Two week rolling rota

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 confident and forward-thinking Support Assistant to join our friendly team and make a real difference to the lives of our residents. Oleander House is a purpose-built development offering single apartments for 12 adults with learning disabilities.

Please click here for further information about Oleander House

The role of Support Assistant will include:

  • As a keyworker for 3 clients, you will work with them 1-1 to ensure they have choices, opportunities and maintain links with family and friends
  • Ensuring independent living tasks, such as shopping, cleaning and cooking are completed
  • Making sure client appointments are up to date and supporting clients to attend them
  • Reporting incidents

Skills and experiences:

  • Minimum NVQ level 2 in Health and Social Care, or willing to work towards
  • A full driving licence would be preferred as you might be required  to drive clients mobility vehicles
  • Previous experience working in care, ideally with clients who have learning disabilities, would be advantageous
  • A caring nature and a confident, ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Basic computer skills are required for online training

Ready to join us?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary a great place to work, we offer a comprehensive reward and benefits package appropriate for the role that you do, including:

  • A pension scheme, with matching contributions from Sanctuary up to set limits
  • At least 25 days paid holiday, rising to 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 schemes for you to save including; buying a new bike to cycle to work or a range of childcare services including after school clubs and summer camps
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities

To view the full job profile click here

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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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.

Reference: 34616488

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