Support Assistants x 2 - Wickford

  • Application closing date: 15 Mar 2018 12:00

Job Description

We’re looking for two Support Assistants to join our friendly, busy staff team at Third Avenue, providing 24 hour care to the people we support.

The purpose of the role is to support adults with learning and physical disabilities in a shared home to maintain and develop their independence within the home. Other key duties will include supporting people to access the community to participate in new and established activities, and empowering each person to their own level.

An understanding of conditions such as dementia, epilepsy, diabetes and learning disabilities would be desirable – however full training will be provided so previous experience within care and support is not essential for these posts.

The successful candidate/s will demonstrate their passion for supporting people whilst ensuring that they have the ability to support with medication administration, support a person with their finances, appropriate recordkeeping and to empower and promote independence within the home and out in the community.

We are looking for applicants with excellent communication and teamwork skills, along with a good standard of literacy and numeracy. You will also need to be flexible to work a shift pattern which includes early, late, night and weekend/bank holiday shifts.

We are happy to accept candidates for both full and part time positions. Please state your preferred hours on your application.

In return for your hard work, we will provide you with ongoing training and support, excellent staff rewards and an exciting future in our expanding services.

So do you think this is for you? Are you ready for the challenge? Well if you are, we would love you to apply for these positions. To find out more or to apply, please visit our website at:

Value-based recruitment
Estuary has a value-based recruitment policy which means our selection process is aligned with our core values of Excellence, Care and Innovation - this ensures that, when recruiting, we find the right person with the right values and expected behaviours for the job, who will strive to provide excellent services to the people we support. This supplements our requirements for essential and desirable skills, knowledge and abilities for each role.

Safeguarding & Recruitment
Estuary is committed to safeguarding and practices safer recruitment standards and expects all staff to share the commitment to safeguarding children and people with care and support needs. The successful applicants will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK. These posts are also subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS checks.

Equality & Diversity
At Estuary Housing Association we value inclusiveness and we are committed to embedding equality and diversity at the heart of our work. We aim to be an inclusive organisation, where individual differences are respected, where staff, people who use services, as well as their families and carers, are treated with dignity and on the basis of their merits, abilities and needs, and where everyone has a fair opportunity to fulfil their potential without suffering discrimination or disadvantage

Please state whether you are seeking full or part-time hours on your application.

These posts are subject to satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service checks.

The closing date for applications is midday on Thursday 15th March.

Employment Details

  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Pay: £15,602 per annum (full time equivalent) Annually
  • Start date: 01 Mar 2018 15:48