Care Support Worker – Henshaws Residential Houses
Closing date: Friday, 31st Jan 2020
Salary: £8.55 to £8.75 per hour
Hours: Full and Part-time
Annual Leave: 25 days plus 10 Statutory holidays (pro-rata for part-time/term time roles)
Location: Harrogate and Knaresborough
DBS: Enhanced with child & adult barring
*All overtime paid at Enhanced rate £9.55 to £9.75
*Meeting and training time paid
In order to support our valued team members we offer:
Access to Health Scheme covering dental care/physiotherapy/birth grant etc
Access to confidential advice line covering legal advice, relationship issues, stress and anxiety
Access to free of charge independent counselling service
Free eye tests
Free of charge DBS check
35 days annual leave
Flexible work patterns
Enhanced sick pay
Long service awards
Opportunity to buy additional annual leave
Range of family-friendly policies to support your work/life balance
Training package with the opportunity to obtain a range of Diplomas in Health and Social Care
‘Henshaws Residential Houses enables people of all ages living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to live more independently. We provide support so that people can build skills, make their own choices and be part of their local community; develop connections and lead a more fulfilling life.’
Our service users range from 21 years old to their 70’s they are all amazing individuals who have a real zest for life. They love going to the cinema, music festivals, mountain-biking, holidays, cooking, eating out, taking part in triathlons and lots more…
“I want someone to support me to live the life I want to live, a life that is not restricted by my disability” (service user)
We are looking for caring enthusiastic Support Workers
Working as part of a team, the Support Worker will develop sensitive practice in which the rights of the service users are respected and which develop individual opportunities for each service user to lead a valued lifestyle.
Our guiding philosophy is that our Support Workers work as visitors in the service user’s home.
Key responsibilities will include
To enable service users to lead valued lifestyles.
To support service users to make positive choices and to respect those choices.
To develop opportunities for service users to acquire new skills and develop existing ones.
To uphold Henshaws values of Informed, Sharing, Proactive, Inspiring, Compassionate and Empowering.
The ideal candidate will possess
- A commitment to the promotion of an independent lifestyle and high standards of service.
- Enthusiastic, respectful and sensitive attitude to our client group.
- Willingness to undertake and achieve Skills for Care Induction Award within 12 weeks if no formal care qualifications.
Closing date: Friday 31st January 2020 – 12 Noon
Henshaws Society for Blind People aims to employ a diverse workforce and is committed to equality of employment and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. This role may require an enhanced DBS check, please refer to the job description for further details. Registered Charity No: 221888