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Assistant Support Worker - Verney Road

Employer: Hightown Housing Association

  • Reference: ASW1593
  • Published on: Thu 10/08/2017 12:40 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 29/08/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week.
  • Salary: £16,224 pa
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Winslow

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 a full time position available at our service Verney Road, Winslow. 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.

Service users are fully able and have a full week of activities, staff need to be self motivated and able to lone work and have the ability to handle difficult situations.

Good communication skills are essential and the ability to fully involve the people we support in all aspects of running their home andmanaging their finances. This role involves supporting service users with their medication. To be able to support the people we support to develop opportunities available to them is essential.

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.

You will need to have a clean manual driving licence and drive service users if needed.

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 an Assistant Support Worker please visit and complete an online application form.

Closing date: Tuesday 29th August 2017

Interview dates: 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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