Female Assistant Support Worker – Sherwood Road, Winnersh Job at Hightown Housing Association – Wokingham
Hightown Housing Association Limited is a charitable housing association operating principally in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire providing a wide range of housing and support services for families and single people including people with special needs.
We currently manage over 8,000 homes and employ over 1,000 full and part time staff from our head office in Hemel Hempstead. We have an annual turnover of £120 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 full time (37.5 hours per week) and part time (15 hours) Assistant Support Worker to join our supported living service at Sherwood Road in Winnersh where we provide residential care for individuals with learning disabilities. We are looking for caring, enthusiastic people who enjoy helping others and seeing the difference their support can make to enable individuals to lead independent and fulfilling lives.
Working as part of a dedicated team, your role as an Assistant Support Worker 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 may involve providing assistance with personal care and promoting life skills such as shopping, managing budgets and domestic tasks such as cooking and cleaning. As an Assistant Support Worker 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.
You do not need sector experience as we provide a structured induction and comprehensive training to support you with your role and you will have the opportunity to gain an accredited vocational qualification.
We are looking for passionate people who 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.
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
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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About the Company
Company: Hightown Housing Association –
Company Location: Wokingham