About UsHightown 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 6,500 homes and employ over 1,000 full and part time staff from our head office in Hemel Hempstead.
We have an annual turnover of £84 million and a development programme that will deliver over 400 new affordable homes each year.
About the RoleWe currently have opportunities for a part time (15 hours & 22.5 hours per week) Assistant Support Worker at our supported living service for people with learning disabilities in High Wycombe.
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.
About YouYou 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 peoples 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.
BenefitsIn return for your hard work and commitment to our service users, we offer a considerable benefits package. This includes :
In accordance with CQC regulations, appointment to this position will be subject to satisfactory DBS, reference and medical checks.
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