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Night Senior Care and Support Assistant – Part Time

Sanctuary Supported Living


15000 - 20000

Part time

Sanctuary Supported Living

Closing - 28 Dec 2022

Night Senior Care and Support Assistant – Part Time

Sidegate Lane, Ipswich


30 hours per week – 10 hours night shifts on a rolling rota


If you are looking for variety in your work – with no two days the same – and a nurturing, supportive workplace within which you can really make a positive difference to the lives of others, then a rewarding career with Sanctuary Supported Living awaits.


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and engaging Senior Care and Support Assistant to lead our team of Care and Support Assistants.


This is the ideal role if you want to make a positive impact to people’s lives whilst also benefiting from your own career development. We are looking for a team player with previous supervisory experience who would like to play a key role in assisting constructive transition and contributing to the positive experience of our residents. If you have a ‘can do’ attitude, are passionate about care, thrive under pressure and are adept at managing challenging situations, then we want to hear from you.


In return, we can offer enhanced rates of pay and specialist training in Positive Behaviour Support, a welcoming workplace environment within our established and experienced team, and a great employee rewards scheme which includes discounts off major retailers.


Sanctuary Supported Living has its own Learning and Development Academy, who provide a wide range of training courses, open to all. We encourage learning and progression through our comprehensive induction programme and ongoing training and skill development initiatives.


Sidegate Lane is a care home supporting 24 people with mental health needs in later life, including complex dementia.  We have recently added the role of Senior Support Assistant to our structure and are looking for dedicated, passionate people who have experience working in a busy setting to continue to enhance our team and the lives of the people we support.


On site free parking is available at Sidegate Lane.


Read more about Sidegate Lane here


The role of 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, encouraging 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 experience:

  • 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
  • Recent experience of working in a similar role with vulnerable people is essential
  • 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 are a values focussed organisation who are looking for like minded people to maximise the independence of people we are supporting.  Our clear workplace values and behaviours allow the best outcomes to be achieved across the country.  Our shared values mean that we can take real pride in what we do.

  • Quality – we are always striving for continuous improvement and to increase opportunities for innovative practices.
  • Integrity – we ensure that we do the right thing, even if it’s not the easiest thing
  • Diversity – we treat everyone as an individual, focus on inclusion and ensure fairness for all.
  • Sustainability – we ensure that we mould and adjust to current needs so that our services remain viable and are here for the future
  • Ambition – we invest in our teams and services where continuous personal development is embraced, with a clear focus on succession planning and career progression opportunities.


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
  • £11.35 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: 28 December 2022


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We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.

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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