Student Support Assistant – Waking Night

Henshaws College, Harrogate

Post A
Salary £9.27 (£3320.51)
Band C
Hours 10 (Sunday 21.45 - 07.45)
Weeks per Year 31 (Term-time only)
Annual Leave 4.82 paid weeks

Post B (this post can be split to a maximum of 40 hours)
Salary £9.27
Band C
Hours available: Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 21.45 - 07.45
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.


Care Application Form

Please send with your CV to


  • Do you have Care Experience?
  • English Level 1 or above?
  • Maths Level 1 or above?
  • Diploma/NVQ Level 2 Health & Social Care?
  • Diploma/NVQ Level 3 Health & Social Care?
  • Diploma/NVQ Level 5 Health & Social Care?
  • Classroom Assistant Level 2 or above?
  • The Care Certificate?
  • If you answered NO to Care Qualifications:

  • Are you willing to undertake a Level 2 qualification in Health & Social Care? (Paid for by Henshaws with hourly rate increase on completion)
  • Are you able to commit to training?
  • After training are you fit enough to push a wheelchair/use a hoist?
  • After training are you happy to administer medication?
  • After training are you happy to assist with personal care?

    Due to the services offered by Henshaws, you may be required to complete an enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB). Please refer to the job description for details of how this applies to the role you are applying for. The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are "protected" and are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account.
  • Do you have any convictions. cautions, reprimands or final warnings that are not "protected" as defined by the Rehabilitations of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013)?

  • Have you ever been the subject of a safeguarding concern in either an employed or voluntary role?

    Henshaws holds information relating to you which is subject to the data Protection Act 1998. By consenting to this agreement you consent to Henshaws processing, both manually and by electronic means, your personal and sensitive data for the purpose of the administration and management of the work you perform and/or Henshaws business. "Processing" includes obtaining, recording, holding or disclosing information or data and carrying our operations on the information or data. "Sensitive personal data" includes information held by Henshaws as to your physical or mental health, your political opinions, religious or similar beliefs, or sexual orientation. Typical examples of items of sensitive personal data are SSP self-certification forms and medical reports.
  • I declare that the information given in this form is, to the best of my knowledge complete and correct; I also understand that any wilful mis-statement renders me liable to dismissal if engaged. I understand that an appointment if offered will be subjects to satisfactory references, health declaration and, where appropriate, DBS checks.