Support Assistant – Sanctuary – Darlington



Darlington, North East, GB, DL3 7TR

Department: Supported Living Services
Operation: Sanctuary Supported Living
Closing Date: 16/02/2023
Salary: £10.43 / hour
Requisition: 206282

Support Assistant

Ashfield Court, Darlington


37.5 hours per week

We are seeking an enthusiastic and caring Support Assistant to make a real difference to the lives of our residents.

At Ashfield Court, we provide long-term supported housing and personalised support for adults with mental health needs and learning disabilities. Close to Darlington town centre we are within walking distance of public transport links, shops and leisure facilities.

Our Support Assistants build strong, positive, relationships with our residents to help build their confidence to live as independently as possible. We understand our residents’ ambitions and encourage them to reach these goals by helping them develop their daily living skills and maintain integration with the wider community.

We are looking for supportive and positive people to help our residents gain further independence and achieve their life goals. You may be faced with challenging situations so you will need to be resilient and confident in managing these.

We provide a comprehensive induction programme as well as on-going training to develop new and existing skills and encourage progression. You will also have access to our great employee rewards scheme, where you will be able to receive a variety of discounts from major retailers.

If you want to make a positive impact to people’s lives, this is a rewarding opportunity to come and work within an established and experienced team.

Read more about Ashfield Court here

The role of Support Assistant will include:

Supporting residents to build the confidence they need to gain further independence
Encouraging residents to develop 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 residents
Maintaining a safe environment for residents, providing support in accordance with relevant regulations, procedures and practices
Helping to maintain professional relationships with residents and their families to support their identified wishes and needs

Skills and experiences:

Ideally you will have experience of working with vulnerable people
You will be empathetic and non-judgmental with a positive approach to managing challenging behavior
A positive, ‘can-do’ attitude
Excellent interpersonal, organisational, listening and time management skills
Ability to keep accurate records with good communication skills

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:

A pension scheme with employer contributions from Sanctuary
At least 25 days paid holiday, rising to 30 days after 5 years service (plus public holidays)
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
£10.43 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

Closing Date: 16 February 2023

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

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.

Read more…

To apply for this job please visit

Share this job: