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Support Worker - Kent House (Fixed Term Contract)

Employer: Hightown Housing Association

  • Reference: HHA/17/39033
  • Published on: Fri 14/07/2017 14:35 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 28/07/2017 14:35 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Part Time, Term Time, Temporary
  • Hours: 15 hours per week.
  • Salary: £8,064 pa
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: St Albans

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 Fixed term opportunity (ending on the 31/08/18)for a Part time (15 hour) Support Workerat our service Kent House in St Albans. Kent House is a 20 bed supported housing project for homeless people, who have diverse needs and issues and require medium to high levels of support in order to maintain their tenancy, address their support needs and `move on` into appropriate accommodation. Tenancies for residents staying at Kent house run for two years. It is hoped that two years will give sufficient time for the goals which are set to address their needs would have been met.

Working as part of a dedicated team, your role as a Support Worker is to provide appropriate support to residents with their day to day needs, within their own home, which may be in a supported living scheme or in the wider community. As a Support Worker you will write 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

If you have previously worked in a care setting or health and social care field and have experience of providing support to vulnerable people then this role could be perfect for you. We are looking for passionate people who are driven by the desire to make a difference and create a person-centred environment.

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.

You will need to be able to work shifts as part of a rota system which will include weekend and bank holiday working. the Rota you would be required to work is set out below -

Week1 - Saturday and Sunday 2pm-10pm

Week 2 - Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - 2pm-10pm

Week 3 - Saturday and Sunday - 2pm-10pm

Week 4 - Friday

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.

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 this position please visit http://www.hightownha.org.uk/careers/ and complete an online application form.

Closing date: Friday 28th July 2017

Interviews: Monday 7th August

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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