Care Support Worker – Henshaws Harrogate Housing & Support

Harrogate

Closing date: Friday, 31st Jan 2020

Salary £8.60/£8.80 per hour
Hours Full and Part-time (Days, evenings, weekends)
Weeks 52
Annual Leave 25 days plus 10 Statutory holidays (pro-rata for part-time/term time roles)
Contract Permanent
Location Harrogate
DBS Enhanced with adult and child barring

*All overtime paid at Enhanced rate £9.60 to £9.80
*Meeting and training time paid

Click here to complete our online application form or download application form and submit to recruitment@henshaws.org.uk

In order to support our valued team members we offer:

Pension scheme

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

Career Progression

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 Housing & Support enables people of all ages living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to live more independently. Whether in one of our houses, or in their own home, 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 to work across our  Housing & Support Service.

Job Summary

To deliver support to our service users in a way that promotes their independence, dignity, self-esteem, personal development and learning needs.

To maintain and develop a range of daily living skills which will enable the individual to maintain and develop independence.

Key responsibilities will include

To help and support the service users with their personal care needs as identified in their care plan. This may include washing, dressing, toileting, feeding and intimate care assistance.

To effectively implement monitor and review individual support plans.

To provide support within the current tenanted houses and additional support as part of the outreach service.

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.
  • An ability and willingness to assist service users with their personal care requirements as needed, whilst maintaining their dignity.
  • 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 

To gain a full understanding of the role please read the job description and person specification available on-line at www.henshaws.org.uk or contact the HR department on 01423 814510. 

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

Care Application Form

  • Section A

  • Employment

  • Your Work Experience

    Please complete details of your current and previous employment as requested below: • list the employment in chronological order, most recent first. • Please include your full work history from time of leaving school/college/university. • Include any posts that were undertaken on a voluntary basis.
  • Present or most recent employer

  • Previous Employment 1

    In date order most recent first
  • Previous Employment 2

  • Previous Employment 3

  • Previous Employment 4

  • Continuation of Work History

    Please list your full work history since leaving education
  • Gaps in your work History

  • QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Do you have Care Experience? * REQUIRED
  • English Level 1 or above? * REQUIRED
  • Maths Level 1 or above? * REQUIRED
  • Diploma/NVQ Level 2 Health & Social Care? * REQUIRED
  • 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? * REQUIRED
  • After training are you fit enough to push a wheelchair/use a hoist? * REQUIRED
  • After training are you happy to administer medication? * REQUIRED
  • After training are you happy to assist with personal care? * REQUIRED
  • Please refer to the job description and personal specification
  • Section B

    Information provided in this section will be removed prior to the short listing process for this vacancy to ensure an anonymous application.
  • About You

  • Do you have a Disability? * REQUIRED
    Henshaws is a Disability Confident employer
  • (If through a Henshaws employee please state their name)
  • Have you previously worked for Henshaws via an agency within the last 6 months? * REQUIRED
  • Eligibility to Work in the UK * REQUIRED
    You will be required to produce original documents to prove your eligibility to work in the UK at the interview/assessment stage and to also bring photocopies of them.
  • Your National Insurance Number consists of 2 letters 6 numbers 1 letter)
  • Your Referees

    Offers of employment are subject to two satisfactory references, one of which must be from your present or most recent employer. Please provide details below of your referees. Please note references will not be sought until an offer of employment has been made. If you are unable to provide two employment references please provide an academic reference. It is against our reference policy to accept personal references; your reference details must be employment or education based. Henshaws reserves the right to approach any employer/ academic for a suitable reference in line with safer recruitment.
  • REHABILITATION OF OFFENDERS & DBS CHECKS

    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)? * REQUIRED
  • SAFEGUARDING

  • Have you ever been the subject of a safeguarding concern in either an employed or voluntary role? * REQUIRED
  • 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.
  • Equal Opportunities Form

  • Gender / Gender reassignment * REQUIRED
    (please tick appropriate box)
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  • Ethnic Origin * REQUIRED
    (please tick appropriate box
  • (Please state)
  • Sexual Orientation * REQUIRED
    (please tick appropriate box)
  • Disability * REQUIRED
    Do you consider yourself to be disabled as defined under the Disability Discrimination Act? Or do you have a long standing (at least 12 months) physical or mental health condition or disability? Does your condition or disability have a substantial negative effect on your ability to carry out normal day to day activities? E.g. Walking, communicating, reading and writing.
  • If yes please indicate what type of disability in the boxes below.