Assistant Support Worker - Napier Close

Hitchin, Hertfordshire
£17,062 pa / £8.76ph
17 May 2019
30 May 2019
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

About Us

Hightown is a charitable housing association operating principally in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire 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 manage over 6,000 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 around 400 new affordable homes each year.

About the Role

We currently have the following vacancies available:

  • Two full time (37.5 hours per week)
  • One part time (30 hours per week - Fixed term contract ending August 2019)

Both positions are available at our service Napier Close in Hitchin for dedicated care and support workers looking for a rewarding and varied role working in our learning disability service.

Working as part of a team, you will provide appropriate, personalised support to service users who are living in their own homes or in a supported housing setting to enable them to develop and maximise their independence.

Napier Close is a purpose built block of 15 supported living; self-contained 1 bedroom flats providing people with learning disabilities with 24-hour support. There is an office with a communal lounge and kitchen, which is used for games nights, take-away evenings and other shared leisure activities.

Napier Close is very focused on meaningful service user involvement and enabling service users to live independent lives with the support of a network of staff, family and their friends at Napier Close

About You

Previous experience is not essential. However, you will need to demonstrate a genuine care for others, have excellent communication skills and have a positive attitude. You will also need to demonstrate a person centred approach and an understanding of confidentiality, be able to use your own initiative and carry out practical tasks as and when required.

We offer a wide range of training courses and the opportunity for career development so this will be a perfect opportunity for those who are looking to either start a new career or are seeking to progress in the health and social care sector.

It is essential that you have a driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes.

The Benefits

In return for your hard work and commitment, we offer a considerable benefits package. This includes:

  • Generous annual leave allowance of 25 days per year, plus statutory bank holidays, rising with service
  • £17,062pa / £8.76ph and bonuses available on top of your basic salary
  • Regular support from your line manager and colleagues
  • Annual bonus based on satisfactory performance
  • Monthly attendance bonus
  • Annual salary and cost of living review
  • Commitment to health and wellbeing with the Five Ways to Wellbeing
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Life assurance of three times your annual salary
  • Friendly and supportive team environment
  • Employee assistance helpline
  • Mileage paid for car usage

 Closing date: Thursday 30th May 2019

Interview dates: TBC

How to Apply

To apply for the position of Assistant Support Worker please complete our online application form

Please see below for a copy of the Assistant Support Worker job description.

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 & Barring Service, together with any other relevant recruitment checks.

Please be advised that this recruitment process will be carried out online and would ask that you check your emails regularly. Please also quote the reference number of the job when applying.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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