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Care Assistant - Fletcher Way (Hemel Hempstead)

Employer: Hightown Housing Association

  • Reference: ASW1335
  • Published on: Tue 16/05/2017 11:20 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 30/05/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 37.4 hours per week.
  • Salary: £16,224 pa
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Hemel Hempstead

About Us

Hightown is a charitable housing association transforming lives 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

Fletcher Way is a brand new service supporting individuals with physical and learning disabilities in Hemel Hempstead. We currently have full time care assistant positions (12 month fixed term contract) at Fletcher Way, Hemel Hempstead. This a modern, supported living property with independent flats for each resident. The flats are specially adapted to meet the needs of residents with hoists and wet rooms available for each resident.

Working as part of a dedicated team, your role as a Care Assistant is to provide appropriate support to tenants with their day to day needs, within their supported living scheme. This may involve providing assistance with personal care, administering medication, hoisting tenants and 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.

In this role you will have a commitment to equality and diversity and take a positive approach to supporting people with learning disabilities and (or) physical disabilities.

The Benefits

We offer a range of benefits which include:

  • Annual leave allowance of 25 days per year pro rata, 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

How to Apply

To apply for the position of an Care Assistant please visit and complete an online application form.

Please see below for a copy of the Care Assistant and Support Worker job description.

Closing Date - Tuesday 30th May 2017

Interview dates - To be confirmed

Hightown Housing Association 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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