Care Assistant - Haslewood Avenue Hoddesdon - (12 months fixed term contract)
Hightown Housing Association Limited 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 900 staff. The housing association has an annual turnover of £71 million and a development programme that will deliver around 1,000 new affordable homes over the next two years.
About the Role
We currently have an opportunity for a Full time (37.5 hours per week ) Care Assistant at our Registered Care Home in Hoddesdon on a (12 Months Fixed term Contract ).
Haslewood Avenue is a care home for eight people with learning disabilities, some of whom have physical disabilities and challenging behaviours.
Working as part of a dedicated team, your role as a Care Assistant is to provide support and independence and encourage residents to experience the same opportunities which are available to all members of society.
It is essential that you are able to work to a rota
You do not need sector experience as we provide a structured induction and comprehensive training to support you with your role and you will have the opportunity to gain an accredited vocational qualification.
We are looking for passionate people who 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 peoples 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.
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 visithttp://www.hightownha.org.uk/careers/and complete an online application form.
Closing date :Monday 30th April 2018
Please Note : If we experience high volumes of applications we reserve the right to close this advert early before the closing date.
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.