Support Worker - Martin House

Location
AL1 3UD, St Albans
Salary
£13,443 pa
Posted
14 Feb 2018
Closes
28 Feb 2018
Ref
SW4091
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

About Us

Hightown is a charitable housing association operating principally in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. We believe everyone should have a home and the support they need, so our aim is to build new homes and to provide excellent housing and support.

We currently manage over 5,000 homes and employ over 800 full and part time staff from our head office in Hemel Hempstead. We have an annual turnover of £60 million and a development programme that will deliver around 300 new affordable homes each year.

About the Role

We currently have an opportunity for a part time (25 hours) Support Worker at Martin House in St Albans. Martin House provides 24 hours supported housing for up to 20 vulnerable homeless men (aged over 25 years) requiring a high level of housing related support. We aim to provide accommodation and support to improve the quality of the resident`s lives and develop skills towards independent living in the future. Residents are issued with a licence agreement. This sets out their rights and responsibilities as a resident.

We are looking for a caring, enthusiastic person who enjoys helping others and seeing the difference their support can make to fulfilling lives.

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 and people who are driven by the desire to make a difference with 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. 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.

It is essential that you are able to work to a rota and have a driving license and access to a vehicle for work.

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

How to Apply

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

Closing date: Wednesday 28th February 2018

Interviews: 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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