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Youth Support Worker - Young People`s Housing Service

Employer
Hightown Housing Association Limited
Location
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Salary
£22,095 pa
Closing date
13 Aug 2021

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Function
Community and Customer Services, Care and support
Seniority
Assistant / coordinator
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Job Details

About the Role

We are currently looking for a Full time Support Worker to work 37.5 hours a week who enjoys working with young people and seeing the difference their support can make to enable individuals to lead independent and fulfilling lives at our service at Ebberns Road in Hemel Hempstead.

**Who we are looking for**

We`re keen to recruit individuals who care regardless of qualifications. We care more about you sharing and demonstrating our values, which are:

  • Putting our residents and service users first
  • Treating people with respect, promoting independence and choice
  • Developing passionate and committed teams
  • Being cost effective without compromising standards or safety

If you share our values, we`d love you to work for us.

If you`re someone who is able to recognise the wishes and needs of vulnerable young people, respond well in a crisis and work independently, we will give you all the training and support you need to do the role. A Level 3 qualification is desirable but we can support you to achieve this if you don`t have one.

Working as part of a dedicated team you will support young asylum seekers and refugees. You will be responsible for:

  • Managing a small and diverse caseload of young people
  • Providing targeted support to enable them to access educational opportunities, healthcare services; live well in their accommodation and develop independent living skills

You will use your initiative and decision making skills on a regular basis, developing 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 dynamic, flexible and committed individuals with a `can-do` attitude who are driven by the desire to make a difference.

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
  • Be flexible in your approach to work
  • Have a commitment to equality and diversity
  • Take a positive approach to supporting people

We provide a 24 hour service so you must be able to work shifts as part of a rota system which will include weekend and bank holiday working. You must hold a full UK driving licence and have access to a car for this role.

The Benefits

In return for your hard work and commitment, 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
  • £22,095pa 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

Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure (DBS).

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Next steps

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

The job description for the Support Worker role is below.

Closing date: Friday 13th August 2021

Interview date: W/C 23rd August 2021

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Company

Hightown is a charitable housing association transforming thousands of lives every year.

We do this by building hundreds of much needed new homes and providing care and supported housing services for a wide range of people. We have high ambitions, a principled approach and a dependable, flexible team that delivers.

We are a charitable association aiming to help people who cannot afford to buy or rent housing at market values. 
  
We currently manage over 7,000 homes (principally in Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire) and employ over 1,000 full and part time staff. We have an annual turnover of £90 million and a development programme that will deliver around 450 new affordable homes each year.

Mission 

Building homes. Supporting people.

Values

  • Put residents and service users first.
  • Treat people with respect
  • Be cost effective
  • Don't compromise standards or safety
  • Develop passionate and committed teams

Culture

Hightown’s aim is to provide as many homes as we can at below market rates and a wide range of housing and support for people who are vulnerable and/or disabled. Hightown’s history over more than 50 years shows our continuing focus on our strong social purpose.

We are rated highly for financial and operational performance; and have a high grading from the Regulator of Social Housing.
Hightown is committed to retaining its distinctiveness and its reputation for making projects happen which demonstrate Hightown’s values and contribution to society.

We believe that, by developing decent homes and supporting individuals to live with confidence, independence and choice, our work delivers a tangible positive impact for local communities

Please see our vacancies below:

Find Us
Website:
Telephone
01442 292309
Location
Hightown House
Maylands Avenue
Hemel Hempstead
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP2 4XH
United Kingdom
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