Care Assistant - Drayton Road
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 manageover 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 £80 million and a development programme that will deliver over 400 new affordable homes each year.
About the Role
We currently have an opportunity for a parttime (22.5hours) Care Assistant at an adapted home providing residential care adults with learning disabilities.
Your role as a care assistant is to provide appropriate support to individuals. This will include fullpersonal care (there is hoisting involved), 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. This roleinvolves supporting service users with their medication.
To be able to support the service users we support to develop opportunities available to them is essential.
The role also requires that you are able to undertake some practical domestic tasks such as cooking and cleaning.
Candidates must have a clean manual driving licence and be willing to drive service users if needed.
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 people`s needs.
Youmust be able to work shifts as part of a rota system which will include weekend and bank holiday working, which is overa two week period. 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
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 complete our online application form
Please see below for a copy of the Care Assistant job description.
Closing date: Tuesday 28th May 2019
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.
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