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Care Assistant

Sanctuary Care

Job Description

At Sanctuary Care, we believe in providing high quality care homes where people are looked after with the utmost dignity and respect. It goes without saying that kindness is what care is all about, so first and foremost, we carefully choose our staff for their kind and compassionate nature. We aim to care, nurture and enrich the lives of all in our family at Sanctuary Care, whether thats our staff, residents or family members.

Care Assistant

The Manse Residential Care Home, South Norwood Hill, South Norwood, London, SE25 6AA

£10.30 to £10.52 per hour (new to care or bags of experience, its your heart that counts)

Full and part time hours available

Various options available including; days, evenings, nights & alternate

Benefits and rewards

We know you work so hard and being the best Care Assistant you can be needs to be rewarded. We are very proud to offer the following:

  • 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata)
  • Life assurance
  • CQC performance bonus
  • Overtime enhancement
  • Occupational sick pay after qualifying period
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Refer a friend scheme with payment of up to £500 available
  • Contributory pension from Sanctuary Care
  • Access to a free 24/7 support service providing support including legal, financial, emotional and medical advice
  • Discounts on shopping, holidays, cinema, dining, days out and much more via My Rewards
  • Criminal Records Checks are funded by Sanctuary Care.

Why work for us?

We spend so much time at work dont we, so our ethos at Sanctuary Care is to enrich the lives of both our residents and staff. Lets have some fun while were at work, support each other and work hard as a team.

94% of our employees told us in a recent staff survey that they would recommend Sanctuary Care as a great place to work.

Theres loads of training and promotion opportunities available for those who want to pursue it and every day job satisfaction at The Manse all regardless of role.

Sanctuary Care has over 100 care homes and you can feel the difference a team makes the moment you step through one of our doors. The team at The Manse is special and were looking for special people to join us. Become a part of it and apply for this role.

Where youll work

Outside the home, there are tranquil sensory gardens which are a peaceful spot in the heart of South Norwood. They are landscaped with raised flower beds for our residents who like to do a spot of light gardening. The front grounds also include a glorious Victorian gazebo, providing a shaded seating area for people to sit back and relax during the warmer months. The residents have their very own gardening club, which is wonderful for both those in residential and dementia care. The raised flower beds mean residents who have restricted mobility, or are in wheelchairs, can still rekindle a pastime they may have enjoyed before moving to The Manse.

Are you our next Care Assistant? Heres more about the role:

  • First and foremost - we work together as a team to enrich our residents lives - lets support our colleagues too and have fun in the process
  • We give the highest quality of personalised care to our residents in line with their individual care plans
  • Leisure and social activities are a really important part of the day - lets get stuck in
  • Its very simple - if we can be the best Care Assistant we can be by being kind and supportive in every way to our residents, their families and our colleagues, then were all doing a great job.

What skills do I need?

  • Team work! A happy team, makes for happy residents and a happy home
  • Experience is not essential, as we will support you with all the training and support youll need to do the job, what is important is that you are caring, enthusiastic and have energy to share
  • Being able to communicate well is essential along with a flexible approach
  • Youll also be kind and have a real genuine like for older people and their needs, ensuring we treat everyone with the respect and dignity they deserve.

We hope you feel you could be our next team member.

Job Reference: 172742

Closing date: 20 May 2022

We might get a lot of applications so reserve the right to withdraw this advertisement at any time. Dont miss out, please apply early.

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 Care Limited is a subsidiary of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.

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