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Care Assistant - Lane End Road

Employer: Hightown Housing Association

  • Reference: CA1144
  • Published on: Mon 19/06/2017 15:10 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 03/07/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 30 hours per week.
  • Salary: £12,978 pa
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: High Wycombe

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 a part time Care Assistant (Lane End Road) at a purpose built nine bedded residential care home for individuals who have usually experienced long term mental health distress or learning difficulties.

Working as part of a dedicated team, your role as a Care Assistant 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, promoting life skills such as shopping, managing budgets and domestic tasks such as cooking and cleaning. As a Care Assistant 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.

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

Closing date: Monday 3rd July 2017

Interviews: To beconfirmed

To apply

Please visit our website and complete our online application form.

www.hightownha.org.uk/careers/

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 & Barring Service, together with any other relevant recruitment checks.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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