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Assistant Support Worker - Pennyfields

Employer: Hightown Housing Association

  • Reference: HHA/17/39089
  • Published on: Mon 17/07/2017 10:25 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 31/07/2017 10:28 AM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Part Time, Weekends, Permanent
  • Hours: 22.5 hours per week.
  • Salary: £9,735 pa
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Sandhurst

About Us

Hightown is a charitable housing association transforming thousands of lives every year. We do this by building hundreds of much needed new homes and providing care and supported housing services for a wide range of people. We have high ambitions, a principled approach and a dependable, flexible team that delivers.

About the Role

We currently have an opportunity for an Assistant Support Worker to join our supported living service at Pennyfields in Sandhurst on a permanent basis on part time hours (22.5 hrs) where we provide residential care for individuals with learning disabilities. We are looking for caring, enthusiastic people who enjoy helping others and seeing the difference their support can make to enable individuals to lead independent and fulfilling lives.

Working as part of a dedicated team, your role as an Assistant Support Worker is to provide appropriate support to service users with their day to day needs, within their own home, which may be in a supported living scheme or in the wider community. This may involve providing assistance with personal care and promoting life skills such as shopping, managing budgets and domestic tasks such as cooking and cleaning. As an Assistant Support Worker you will follow agreed support plans and risk assessments to ensure that we are providing a service that meets each individual`s needs, supports their aspirations and maximises their independence.

About You

You do not need sector experience as we provide a structured induction and comprehensive training to support you with your role and you will have the opportunity to gain an accredited vocational qualification.

We are looking for passionate people who with a `can-do` attitude who are driven by the desire to make a difference and who have the ability to recognise the wishes and needs of vulnerable adults and communicate effectively using different methods according to people`s needs.

You will need to be able to work shifts as part of a rota system which will include weekend and bank holiday working. You must be able to work as part of a team to deliver an excellent service to the people we support and be flexible in your approach to work. You will have a commitment to equality and diversity and take a positive approach to supporting people with learning disabilities.

Applicants with a valid UK driving licence are preferred.

The Benefits

We offer a range of benefits which include:

  • Generous annual leave allowance of 25 days per year, rising with service, plus statutory bank holidays

  • Workplace pension scheme

  • 45 pence per mile mileage for the first 5,000 miles

  • Life assurance of three times your annual salary

  • Comprehensive training and development support with the opportunity to gain a recognised vocational qualification

  • Annual bonus based on satisfactory performance

  • We pay £35.70 per sleep in

    How to Apply

    To apply for the position of Assistant Support Worker please visit http://www.hightownha.org.uk/careers/ and complete an online application form.

    Closing date: Monday 31st July 2017

    Interview date: To be confirmed

    Hightown is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Successful candidates will need to have a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service, together with any other relevant recruitment checks.

    We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Find out more about Hightown Housing Association by visiting our recruitment site.

How To Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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