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Assistant Support Worker - Young Peoples Housing Service
  • Employer: Hightown Housing Association
  • Reference: ASW5234
  • Published: Tue 17/12/2019, 11:25 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 17/01/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £15,000 - £19,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

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Assistant Support Worker - Young Peoples Housing Service

About the Role

We currently have an opportunity for a full time (37.5 Hours) Assistant Support Worker to join our Young People`s Housing service, based in Hemel Hempstead.

We are looking for a calm, enthusiastic person who enjoys helping others and seeing the difference their support can make to enable young people to move on and 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 young people aged 16 - 24
  • 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

We are looking for passionate people with a `can-do` attitude who are driven by the desire to make a difference and who have the ability to recognise the needs of vulnerable young people.

You will need to be able to:

  • Work shifts as part of a rota system which will include weekend and bank holiday working
  • Work as part of a team to deliver an excellent service to the people we support
  • Be flexible in your approach to work
  • Have a commitment to equality and diversity and take a positive approach to supporting young people

Experience is Desirable but not essential as full training will be provided for the right person.

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

  • Monthly attendance bonus

About Us

Hightown is a charitable housing association operating principally in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire providing a wide range of housing and support services for families and single people including people with special needs.

Hightown currently manages almost 6,000 homes and employs over 1000 part time and full time staff. The housing association has an annual turnover of £84 million and a development programme that will deliver around 400new affordable homes each year.

How to Apply

To apply for the position of Assistant Support Worker please complete an online application form.

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

Closing date: Friday 17th January 2020

Interview date: Monday 27th January 2020

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.