Bank Senior Care and Support Assistant

£10.47 hourly
  • Sanctuary Housing Association t/as Sanctuary Group
  • Felixstowe, Suffolk, UK
  • 09 May, 2022
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Job Description

Bank Senior Care and Support Assistant

Montague Road Nursing Home, Felixstowe

£10.47

Hours as and when required

 

Do you need flexibility in the days you work? Our bank roles (sometimes referred to as “relief roles” in other companies) mean that you will be able to choose from available shifts and have the benefits of a consistent workplace combined with opportunity to build positive relationships with the individuals we support. However you aren’t guaranteed shifts every week as hours are worked as and when required.

 

Do you want to work in an award winning team? Rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC, Montague Road Nursing Home is also very proud to have an award in the Suffolk Care Awards ‘Excellent Support Services’ category and to be the Regional Winner of the Palliative and End of Life National Care Awards.

 

Our supported living service supports 24 people with mental health needs and/or dementia in a homely, innovative, environment with personalised care and support.

 

As a Bank Senior Care and Support Assistant, you will be leading a team of Care and Support Assistants, to provide personal care and support to our residents.  We are looking for candidates with a passion for supporting people with complex needs to live as independently as possible, someone who values kindness and patience and who treats others with dignity and respect. Our philosophy is simple; to give our residents a high standard of living within modern surroundings. 

 

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. We also have a great employee Rewards scheme, where you will be able to receive a variety of discounts from major retailers.

 

If you’re a person who celebrate differences, and strives to treat others with dignity and respect, this is a great opportunity to join our like-minded, hardworking, and resident-focused team.

 

Read more about Montague Road Nursing Home here

 

The role of Bank Senior Care and Support Assistant will include:

  • Leading a team of Care and Support Assistants
  • Working closely with staff to provide personal care and support to residents, and encourage them to enhance their independence and personal potential
  • Safe handling of medication
  • Building and maintaining relationships with internal and external customers
  • Promoting safe practices and undertaking risk assessments as appropriate
  • Managing and implementing safeguarding principles to ensure the safety of our residents

 

Skills and experiences:

  • Recent experience of working in a similar role with vulnerable people is essential
  • Previous experience supervising a team
  • Personalised approach to care and support, with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to form positive relationships with people from varied backgrounds
  • Enthusiastic and flexible with a strong “can-do” attitude
  • Strong organisational skills as well as functional literacy and numeracy
  • NVQ level 2 in Health and Social Care, or willing to work towards
  • Understanding of relevant legislation and best practice

 

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:

  • Health and well-being plans
  • A variety of online discounts and rewards from major retailers
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities
  • £10.47 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

 

Read the full job profile here

 

Closing Date: 29 May 2022

 

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