Student Support Assistant – Waking Night

Henshaws College, Harrogate

Post A
Salary £9.18 (£8061.88)
From 1st April £9.27 (£8140.91)
Band C
Hours 20
Weeks per Year 38 (Term-time only)
Annual Leave 5.91 paid weeks

Post B
Salary £9.18 (£9547.20)
From 1st April £9.27(£9640.80)
Band C
Hours 20
Weeks per Year 52
Annual Leave 5 Weeks plus 10 days bank holiday
Vacancy Ref 531A and 531B

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Working with our students and service users
5 Weeks Annual leave + 10 paid bank holidays.
Company Pension
Progression Opportunities
Competitive Salary
In House Training
Recognised Qualifications
Death in Service Insurance
Refer a Friend
Employee Helpline
DBS Paid by Henshaws
Access to Henshaws Benefits
Comprehensive induction
Free onsite parking at college
Long service awards every 5 years
Supportive working environment

Job Title                        Waking Night – Student Support Assistant

Location                        Henshaws Specialist College, Harrogate

Salary                                £9.18 per hour (£9.27 from 1st April)

Hours per Week        Night shifts are run from 10pm – 8am     

Reports to                    Care Lead

DBS Check                   Enhanced Check with child barring list and adult barring list (college students ages range from 16 – 25 years old)

 ‘The Starting Point’ at Henshaws Specialist College

The Starting Point is an exciting development forming part of the Henshaws Specialist College. It provides an educational pathway based around a supportive learning and living environment for young people with Autism and sensory sensitivity who may display behaviour that may be considered challenging. Students that access the Centre may be diagnosed with Autism, or have similar characteristics along with wider additional needs. Learners who access these facilities will benefit from a low arousal environment and positive, structured educational pathway throughout their day, continuing into the home

We offer 24 hour support to our students and are presently looking to recruit enthusiastic night staff to provide this support in a way that promotes our student’s independence, dignity, self esteem, personal development and learning needs.

 In the house you would be required to help and support our students with their personal care needs which may include washing, dressing, toileting, feeding and any other intimate care assistance. This would be identified in the student’s Care Plan.   You will also be responsible for carrying out any checks required for individual students in a professional and timely fashion throughout the night.  It is vital that you accurately and appropriately record and report students’ needs and progress.

Recent experience of working with young adults in caring or education environment is essential and preference will be given to applicants who hold a recognised care qualification such as a diploma/NVQ2 in Health and Social Care.  If you don’t have a formal qualification but are keen to work for us and are willing to undertake the Diploma in Health and Social Care within the required timescale, we will consider an application from you.

To gain a full understanding of the role please read the job description and person specification and apply on-line.

This role may require an enhanced DBS check, please refer to the job description for further details.

Registered Charity No: 221888


“We have had the joy of knowing Max loves going to College and taking part as a key player, rather than a mere spectator.”

Max is in her final year at our specialist college and is based in The Starting Point, a dedicated setting for students on the autistic spectrum. Max's mum, Brigitte, shares her story.


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