Care Assistant - Old Barn, Gawcott

MK18 4JH, Buckingham
£16.401 pa
16 Apr 2018
02 May 2018
Full 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 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 currently have full time opportunities for Care Assistants at our Registered Homes in Gawcott, Bucks.

4 and 5 Old Barn Close are registered care homes set in a rural village near Buckingham.

  • 4 Old Barn Close has four male clients; three have severe learning disabilities. They also have complex needs and can present with behaviours that can challenge.

  • 5 Old Barn Close has four older female service users who have severe learning difficulties and complex health issues such as dementia

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.

To apply, you must be able to work shifts as part of a rota system, this 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 with a `can do` attitude. You will have a commitment to equality and diversity and take a positive approach to supporting people with learning disabilities.

About You

Your role as a care assistant is to provide appropriate support to individuals, which includes personal care, assistance with eating and drinking and in developing full and meaningful lifestyles that are appropriate to their needs and wishes. As well as promoting individuality, choice and people`s rights. You are also required to undertake practical domestic tasks such as cooking and cleaning.

Experience is not essential as we will give you with all the training you need to provide an exemplary service and gain new skills including, a recognised vocational qualification. You will need a caring, positive nature and enjoy working as part of a friendly, dedicated team.

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 the position of Care Assistant please visit and complete an online application form.

Closing date: Tuesday 1st May 2018

Interview date: To be confirmed

Hightown is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare ofchildren, 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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