College Care Waking Night – September Intake
Henshaws College, Harrogate
Closing date: Monday, 31st Aug 2020
Salary £10.00 per hour
(Over-time paid at £11.00 per hour)
Hours 21.45 - 07.45 Full/Part-time (fixed shifts)
Weeks Term-time only/52 week contracts available
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
** Internal staff and Staff who are at risk of redundancy - hours will be ring fenced in the first instance.
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A day in the life of an Enabler
Henshaws College CQC report
Henshaws Specialist College in Harrogate is a transformational place. Through our personalised approach to education, learning and care we empower young people aged 16-25 living with a disability to progress and live life the way they want.
Due to increased numbers of students in September 2020. We are now looking to add to our current team of Waking Night Assistants to 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).
As part of our September intake of staff you will be invited to attend a two week training induction to equip you with the skills to be one of our respected Care professionals.
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.
The responsibilities of a Waking Night Enabler/SSA:
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 need to learn and fully understand the College’s core purpose and values and ensure that everything you do reflects these values.
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.
You will be required to attend training some of which may take place outside your normal rota’d hours. This will be discussed with you and payment may be made when it is not possible to do this training within your normal number of contracted hours.
The ideal candidate will possess:
A Willingness to assist students with any personal care requirements as needed
Willingness to support students in a way that promotes their independence and development
Hold (or be prepared to work towards) a relevant Level 2 or 3 qualification in Health and Social Care (or equivalent)
If you are interested in applying for our September intake, please view our job description for Waking Night Assistant and apply online.
Internal Henshaws staff and Henshaws staff at risk of redundancy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with an expression of interest detailing your skills and qualifications for the roles advertised.
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
A day in the life of an Enabler at Henshaws Specialist College
Kirsty works with students as an enabler here at Henshaws Specialist College. Here she tells us what it's been like working at college through the coronavirus pandemic
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 opportunity to obtain range of Diplomas in Health and Social Care