Care Assistant - Litslade Farm

Location
MK17 0AD, Milton Keynes
Salary
£6,834 pa
Posted
19 Sep 2019
Closes
03 Oct 2019
Ref
CA850
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
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 currently manage over 6,500 homes and employ over 1,000 full and part time staff from our head office in Hemel Hempstead. We have an annual turnover of £84 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 part time Care Assistant (15 hours per week) to join our supported living service Litslade Farm in Newton Longville. Litslade Farm is an adapted bungalow which provides supported housing for people with learning disabilities. This is the resident`s home and the caring and experienced staff team aim to support the residents to live as independently as possible in an environment which promotes positive engagement and personal fulfilment.

Working as part of a dedicated team, your role as an Care Assistant is to provide appropriate support to service users with their day to day needs, within their own home, which may be in a supported living scheme or in the wider community. This will involve personal care administering medication, organising activities such as swimming, trips to the cinema, going out for tea and cake, wheelchair ice skating and weekly music and disco sessions.

As a Care Assistant you will follow agreed 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.

About You

We are looking for passionate people 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.

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.

Experience is desirable but not essential.

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)
  • £6,834 pa for a 15 hour a week contract plus 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 sickness bonus after satisfactory completion of probationary period
  • 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

If you are interested in joining our friendly team, please apply below.

In accordance with CQC regulations, appointment to this position will be subject to satisfactory DBS, reference and medical checks.

How to Apply

To apply for the position of Care Assistant please complete an online application form.

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

Closing date: Thursday 3rd October 2019

Interview date: To be confirmed

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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