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Support Worker

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

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Function
Community and Customer Services, Care and support
Seniority
Assistant / coordinator
Salary Band
Up to £30,000, £20,000 - £29,999
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Job Details

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 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

About Us

Hightown is a charitable housing association operating principally in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. 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 from our head office in Hemel Hempstead 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 over 400 new affordable homes each year.

How to Apply

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

Closing date: Wednesday 1st December 2021

Interview date: Monday 13th December 2021

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.

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We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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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