Assistant Support Worker - Stokebury House
Employer: Hightown Housing Association
- Reference: ASW1091
- Published on: Wed 02/08/2017 09:05 AM
- Closing on: Tue 15/08/2017 09:06 AM
- Working Pattern: Full Time, Evenings, Weekends, Permanent
- Hours: 37.5 hours per week.
- Salary: £16,224 pa
- DBS Check: Enhanced
- Location: Amersham
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 opportunities for dedicated Assistant Support Workers working in our service for people living with Asperger's or with a mental health diagnosis based in Amersham. 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.
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 peoples needs.
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.
It is essential that you are able to work a rota which will include weekend and bank holiday working and preferably you will have a driving license and have access to a vehicle for work.
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: Tuesday 15th August 2017
Interviews: To be advised
How to Apply
To apply for this position please visit http://www.hightownha.org.uk/careers/ and complete an online application form.
Please be advised that this recruitment process will be carried out online and would ask that you check your emails regularly. Please also quote the reference number of the job when applying.
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer