Support Worker -Shenleybury Villas
Hightown is a charitable housing association operating 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.
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.
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.
Applicants must be able to drive and have access to a car.
Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure (DBS).
Experience is desirable but not essential.
- 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
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Karen Underwood - (Between the hours of 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday) on 07393466729.
To apply for the position of Support Worker please complete an online application form.
Please see below for a copy of the Support Worker job description.
Closing date: Thursday 25th April 2019
Interview Date: Friday 3rd May 2019
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.