Support Worker - St Barnabas

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
09 Aug 2019
30 Aug 2019
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

About the Role

We currently have an opportunity for a dedicated Support Worker at our Supported Living Service in Hemel Hempstead who are looking for a rewarding and varied role working within our Learning Disability supported housing services.

Working as part of a dedicated team, your role as a Support Worker is to:

  • Support and assist the manager to provide a quality service and to promote high standards of practice
  • Provide leadership, direct line management and support to a number of staff who provide frontline support delivery to service users, whilst covering shifts on a rota basis
  • This may involve promoting life skills such as shopping, managing budgets and domestic tasks such as cooking and cleaning

About You

We are looking for passionate people with a `can-do` attitude and sector experience, 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.

You must be able to:

  • Work as part of a team to deliver an excellent service to the people we support
  • Be flexible in your approach to work
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Respond appropriately in a crisis and supervise and support staff effectively
  • Have a commitment to equality and diversity and take a positive approach to supporting people with learning disabilities

All applicants must hold a valid UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle.

The Benefits

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

  • Generous annual leave allowance of 25 days per year, plus statutory bank holidays, rising with service (pro rata for part time hours)
  • Overtime and bonuses available on top of your basic salary
  • Comprehensive training and development support from day one with the opportunity to gain a recognised vocational qualification
  • 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
  • Fully paid DBS
  • Friendly and supportive team environment
  • Employee assistance helpline
  • Mileage paid for car usage
  • Structured rota so you know your work pattern in advance

How to Apply

To apply for the position of Support Worker please complete an online application form.

Closing date: Friday 30th August 2019

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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