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Care Assistant - Litslade Farm
  • Employer: Hightown Housing Association
  • Reference: CA850/5150
  • Published: Mon 30/03/2020, 15:00 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 12/04/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time
  • Hours: 15 & 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £17,765 pa (£9.11 per hour)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Newton Longville, Bucks

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Care Assistant - Litslade Farm

About the Role

We currently have an opportunity for a part time Care Assistant (15 hours per week) and full time (37.5 hours per week) to join our supported living service Litslade Farm in Newton Longville. Litslade Farm is an adapted bungalow which provides supported housing for people with learning disabilities. This is the resident`s home and the caring and experienced staff team aim to support the residents to live as independently as possible in an environment which promotes positive engagement and personal fulfilment.

Working as part of a dedicated team, your role as an Care Assistant 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 will involve personal care administering medication, organising activities such as swimming, trips to the cinema, going out for tea and cake, wheelchair ice skating and weekly music and disco sessions.

As a Care Assistant 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 You

We are looking for passionate people 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.

Experience is desirable but not essential.

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 25 days per year, plus statutory bank holidays, rising with service (pro rata for part time hours)
  • £6,834 pa - £17,082 pa plus overtime and bonuses available on top of your basic salary
  • Comprehensive training and development support from day one with the opportunity to gain a recognised vocational qualification
  • Regular support from your line manager and colleagues
  • Annual bonus based on satisfactory performance
  • Monthly sickness bonus after satisfactory completion of probationary period
  • Annual salary and cost of living review
  • Commitment to health and wellbeing with the Five Ways to Wellbeing
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Life assurance of three times your annual salary
  • Fully paid DBS
  • Friendly and supportive team environment
  • Employee assistance helpline
  • Mileage paid for car usage
  • Structured rota so you know your work pattern in advance

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

In accordance with CQC regulations, appointment to this position will be subject to satisfactory DBS, reference and medical checks.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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