Assistant Support Worker - Napier Close

Location
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Salary
£18,135 pa
Posted
07 May 2021
Closes
23 May 2021
Ref
ASW5592
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Flexible
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

About the Role

We currently have the following vacancie available:

(37.5 hours a week)

This position is 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
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.

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 33 days per year, including statutory bank holidays, rising to 35 days with service
£18,135pa for a 37.5hour a week contract
Regular support from your line manager and colleagues
Annual bonus based on satisfactory performance
Monthly attendance bonus on top of your basic salary
Annual salary and cost of living review
Commitment to health and wellbeing with the Five Ways to Wellbeing
Ongoing professional development and support to deliver outstanding support
Workplace pension scheme and life assurance of three times your annual salary
Refer-a-friend scheme: Earn a £130 bonus for each friend you refer to work for us
Access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for use at work
Access to COVID-19 vaccinations
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.

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We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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 7,500 homes and employ over 1,000 full and part time staff from our head office in Hemel Hempstead. We have an annual turnover of £90 million and a development programme that will deliver over 400 new affordable homes each year.

Closing date: Sunday 23rd May 2021

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.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

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