Support Worker - Young People`s Supported Living Service
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 1,000 full and part time staff from our head office in Hemel Hempstead. We have an annual turnover of £70 million and a development programme that will deliver around 300 new affordable homes each year.
About the Role
We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who enjoy working with young people and seeing the difference their support can make to enable individuals to lead independent and fulfilling lives. We have both full and part - time opportunities available.
Working as part of a dedicated team you will support young asylum seekers and refugees. You will be responsible for managing a small and diverse caseload of young people providing targeted support to enable them to access educational opportunities, healthcare services; live well in their accommodation and develop independent living skills.
You will use your initiative and decision making skills on a regular basis, developing 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.
We are looking for dynamic, flexible and committed individuals with a `can-do` attitude who are driven by the desire to make a difference. Ideally you will have experience in housing, social care or youth work and some knowledge and understanding of supporting young people through the asylum system , although this is not essential.
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.
In return you can enjoy a range of benefits including annual bonus based on satisfactory performance, 25 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays, workplace pension scheme, life assurance and comprehensive training and development.
Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure (DBS).
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Philippa Gardner on 07584267006
To apply please click `apply` below. A copy of the job description containing further information can be found below .
Closing date: Monday 18th June 2018
Interview date: To be confirmed
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