Caring and enthusiastic people who have the desire to make a difference to other people’s lives are being invited to a series of care worker recruitment days being staged by Hightown Housing Association.

The charitable organisation, which provides a range of care and supported housing services, is recruiting for Care Assistants, Personal Assistants and Assistant Support Workers to work in schemes across a variety of locations.

It has a range of full-time, part-time and casual vacancies in Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Berkshire and Bedfordshire. You can find out more at the following recruitment events:

  • Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd September, University of Reading Freshers’ Fair.
  • Thursday 22nd September, Bucks New University Freshers’ Fair in High Wycombe.
  • Friday 30th September, Hertfordshire University Freshers’ Fair in Hatfield.
  • Tuesday 8th November, University of Bedfordshire Placements’ Fair in Luton.

Hightown is seeking people with the ability to make a difference to the lives of tenants like ‘KB’ at Stokebury House in Amersham, who said: “I always know staff are there when I need them, and are easy to talk to. Their support has enabled me to progress to a more independent way of life. If I didn’t have the support of Stokebury House, I don’t actually know what I would do or where I’d end up”.

Jeremy Spencer, Support Worker at Shamrock House in High Wycombe, commented: “It’s great to support people to progress and learn the skills they need to move on in their lives. When you have time to reflect, it’s also a really nice feeling to know you’ve helped somebody.”

Alyson Stapleton, Hightown’s Care & Supported Housing Manager for Buckinghamshire, said they were looking for people to support residents to live a good quality of life which is as independent as possible. “We want to recruit those with a ‘can do’ attitude who are willing to help and want to get really involved,” she explained.

Debbie Johnson, Assistant Support Worker at Stokebury House, added: “I love coming to work every day, I’d never worked in care and support before and I am so glad I made the choice to change my career.

“At Stokebury House no two days are the same. Supporting tenants with mental health problems or Asperger’s is very rewarding especially when I get positive outcomes and feel like I’ve made a real difference to their lives. The team I work with are great and always on hand to help and willing to muck in as and when needed. “

Applicants do not need specific experience, as full training will be given. But Hightown is seeking people who have the ability to recognise the needs of vulnerable adults and older people. To find out more about the recruitment days, please email recruitment@hightownha.org.uk.