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Support Assistants / Care Assistants – Kingswood Chase and Sandown Road

Vacancy Salary £17,617 per annum (full-time equivalent)
Vacancy Location Leigh-on-Sea and Benfleet, Kingswood Chase and Sandown Road
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This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy that's closing in 14 days.

Full and part time opportunities available (up to 37.5 hours per week)


It’s a great time to become a Support Assistant at Estuary’s supported living services! 


We have some excellent opportunities for Support Assistants to join our friendly teams at Kingswood Chase in Leigh-on-Sea and Sandown Road in Benfleet, which are both supported living services for adults with care and support needs.  


We have full and part-time vacancies available at both services; please state whether you are seeking full or part time hours on your application.


In these key roles, you will effectively provide support to adults with learning disabilities and care and support needs who live in a shared home to maintain and develop their independence within the home, as well as accessing the community to new and established activities, empowering each person to their own level in a 24-hour care setting. 


Key Accountabilities /Responsibilities:

  • To provide person centred support to people with all aspects of their daily living including but not limited to personal care, tenancy management and involvement in the community; 

  • To maintain records of support provided and to actively contribute to support planning and periodic reviews 

  • To positively contribute to the corporate core values of Excellence, Care & Innovation;

  • To be able to actively participate and contribute to providing a 24 hour service that is Caring, Safe and Responsive to the needs of the people we support in an Effective and Well Led manner; 

  • To develop and maintain effective professional relationships with service users and other key stakeholders such as family, friends and advocates;

  • To take responsibility for shift leading as per the rota in operation; 

  • To actively participate in regular team meetings, supervisions and other meetings. 


Ideally the candidate will have: 

  • Basic understanding and promoting of the needs, rights equality and diversity of the people we support of people with disabilities; 

  • Basic knowledge of the regulators and legislation that govern our services and an understanding of where to find this information; 

  • The ability to communicate effectively orally, in writing, electronically with colleagues, interested other professionals and the people we support;

  • The ability to work effectively both alone and as part of a team. 


An understanding of Learning Disabilities is desirable; however with full training provided, someone new to the sector can be successful following a successful interview.   Both services do require 24 hour support and staff are expected to work nights, bank holidays and weekends to meet the needs of the people we support. 


So do you think this is for you? Are you ready for the challenge? Well if you are, we would love you to apply for this post.


Value-based recruitment

Estuary has a value-based recruitment policy which means our selection process is aligned with our core values of Excellence, Care and Innovation - this ensures that, when recruiting, we find the right person with the right values and expected behaviours for the job, who will strive to provide excellent services to the people we support.  This supplements our requirements for essential and desirable skills, knowledge and abilities for each role.


Safeguarding & Recruitment                                   

Estuary is committed to safeguarding and practices safer recruitment standards and expects all staff to share the commitment to safeguarding children and people with care and support needs. The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK. These posts are also subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS checks.


Equality & Diversity At Estuary Housing Association we value inclusiveness and we are committed to embedding equality and diversity at the heart of our work. We aim to be an inclusive organisation, where individual differences are respected, where staff, people who use services, as well as their families and carers, are treated with dignity and on the basis of their merits, abilities and needs, and where everyone has a fair opportunity to fulfil their potential without suffering discrimination or disadvantage

Estuary is a Housing Association with a strong and clear regional commitment within Essex. We work very successfully within every district in Essex, the three outer East London Boroughs and in the Suffolk Coastal District.

We currently own and manage over 4600 properties. We are always looking at ways to increase the number of homes we can offer and believe it is important to build communities, not just homes.

We are committed to the provision of good-quality housing, care and support services to meet local needs and to contribute to the development of sustainable communities. Our residents are at the heart of everything we do, their views are important to us in helping shaping future services.

We employ just over 300 people, two thirds of whom work providing care and support to people with learning disabilities. We also have an army of dedicated people behind the scenes providing a variety of services including rent collection, gardening, estate management and working on projects to build new houses.

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