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
Contract Permanent
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 benefits

Apply for this post by completing the mobile friendly application form or download application form and email to recruitment@henshaws.org.uk

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.

Job Summary

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 recruitment@henshaws.org.uk 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

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Student and staff at the Potting Shed

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 opportunity to obtain range of Diplomas in Health and Social Care

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.