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Care Assistant

Employer
Hightown Housing Association Limited
Location
HP22 6LX, Aylesbury
Salary
£10,881 pa - £18,135 pa (£9.30 per hour)
Closing date
25 Oct 2021

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

About Us

Hightown is a charitable housing association operating principally in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire 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.

About the Role

We currently have opportunities for part time (22.5 hours per week) and full time (37.5 hours per week) Care Assistants to work within a registered care home where we support people with learning disabilities and mental health problems. We have positions based at our services at

The Crossings, Wendover and Oakmead, Weston Turville.

Working as part of a dedicated team, you`ll support service users with their day to day needs to enable individuals to lead independent and fulfilling lives. This will involve assisting individuals with:

  • personal care needs
  • mealtimes and social activities
  • day trips out
  • attending appointments and maintaining their health and well-being
  • promoting skills and involvement including shopping and domestic tasks such as cooking and cleaning
  • support in any other areas of their daily living.

As a care assistant, you`ll follow agreed support plans and risk assessments to ensure that we are providing a highly effective service that meets each individual`s needs, supports their aspirations and maximises their independence.

About You

You`ll be a caring and enthusiastic individual with a `can-do` attitude, who is driven by the desire to make a difference and have the ability to recognise and understanding the needs of vulnerable adults with learning disabilities. Desired qualities will include:

  • Effective communicator using different methods according to the complex needs of those in your care.
  • Previous experience as a care assistant is desirable but not essential.
  • Ability to work shifts as part of a rota system, including some weekend and bank holiday working
  • Teamwork and flexibility are key to the success of the services we provide, as is a clear commitment to equality and diversity

Benefits

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

  • Generous annual leave allowance of 33 days per year, including statutory bank holidays, rising to 35 days with service
  • £10,881 pa for a 22.5 hour week (£9.30 per hour)
  • 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
  • Fully paid DBS

If you are interested in joining our friendly team, please download the job description and click apply below.

Appointment to this position will be subject to satisfactory right to work, enhanced DBS, reference and medical checks.

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We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Covid-19 Information

During the pandemic we are following Government guidance regarding reducing transmission rates.

This means we are taking every precaution to keep you and everyone involved safe during the recruitment process.

From 11th November 2021, all new recruits to this care home will have to demonstrate that they have had a full course of an MHRA approved COVID-19 vaccine or are medically exempt from the requirement are eligible to work in the care home. These matters can be discussed at interview.

Further guidance can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vaccination-of-people-working-or-deployed-in-care-homes-operational-guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-of-people-working-or-deployed-in-care-homes-operational-guidance

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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