College Care Waking Night
Henshaws College, Harrogate
Closing date: Sunday, 28th Feb 2021
Salary £10.00 per hour
(Over-time paid at £11.00 per hour)
Hours up to 40 (21.45 - 07.45 )
Weeks Term-time only
Annual leave 5 weeks plus 10 days bank holidays (pro-rata for term-time/part-time)
Location Henshaws College, Harrogate
Enhanced DBS with adult and child barring
‘Henshaws Specialist College provides an educational pathway based around learning and living, for young people with a range of physical and learning disabilities.’
We offer 24-hour support to our students and are presently looking to recruit a Waking Night Enabler to provide this support in a way that promotes our student’s independence, dignity, personal development and learning needs.
This role will work as part of a team providing specialist care and learning support for students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD). The key focus of the role will be to promote independence and prepare the students for adulthood.
Key responsibilities will include:
As part of the Residential Student Support Team, the Waking Night Enabler/SSA performs a very important role in helping our students to get the most out living away from home in a safe and supportive environment.
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.
You will work on a fixed rota, however, this may change to accommodate the needs of the service but we would discuss this with you before any changes took place. Night shifts start at 21.45 and finish at 07.45.
To uphold Henshaws values of Informed, Sharing, Proactive, Inspiring, Compassionate and Empowering.
The ideal candidate will possess:
Experience of working in the care sector
Ability and willingness to assist students with their personal care requirements as needed, whilst maintaining their dignity
A willingness to undertake the Diploma in Health and Social Care after the initial induction
Closing date Sunday 28th February 2021 – 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/jobs 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