Assistant Support Worker - Calcott, Bracknell

Location
RG12 7BD, Bracknell
Salary
£6,489 pa
Posted
16 Aug 2017
Closes
30 Aug 2017
Ref
ASW1443
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

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 an opportunity for a part time (15 hours per week) Assistant Support Worker working weekends at a supported living service for people with learning disabilities and mental health problems in Calcott, Bracknell. We are looking for caring, enthusiastic people who enjoy helping others and seeing the difference their support can make to enable individuals to 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 service users with their day to day needs, within their own home, which may be in a supported living scheme or in the wider community. This will involve personal care administering and ordering medication, organising activities to include social inclusion and supporting the residents on day trips out.

As an Assistant Support Worker 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

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 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. You will have a commitment to equality and diversity and take a positive approach to supporting people with learning disabilities.

Experience is desirable but not essential.

All applicants must hold a valid UK driving licence.

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 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: Wednesday 30th August 2017

Interview date: 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.