Deputy Care Lead

Henshaws College Harrogate

Closing date: Monday, 6th Dec 2021

Salary: £11.43 per hour/£23,774.40
Hours 40
Weeks 52
Annual Leave 25 days plus 10 Statutory holidays (pro-rata for part time / term time roles)
DBS Enhanced with child & adult barring

Scroll down for full job description

Please upload your CV 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.

We are looking to recruit two Deputy Care Leads to work as part of a team providing specialist care and learning support for students 

Job Summary:

To manage a team of SEN Care Support Workers to provide a safe, effective, responsive, caring and well-led service that focuses on a person centred approach to meet the care and learning needs of our students.

Key responsibilities will include:

Manage a team of SEN Care Support Workers, carrying out regular supervisions, appraisals and observations in order to provide appropriate feedback and support individuals’ to develop and progress their skills.

Challenge poor practice and ensure that concerns are raised with the Safeguarding Board as required.

Write and review person centred, accurate care plans and risk assessments, liaising with colleagues across the college to deliver a holistic approach.

Be responsible for monitoring your teams training, ensuring that safe levels of mandatory and service specific training is maintained at all times.

Support the Care Lead with recruitment and retention for your service.

To uphold Henshaws values of Informed, Sharing, Proactive, Inspiring, Compassionate and Empowering.

The ideal candidate will possess:

A Willingness to assist students with any personal care requirements as needed

Knowledge of care work and what this will involve including understanding dignity and respect

NVQ 2/Diploma in Health and Social Care

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

Application Form CV - Care

  • Section A

  • Employment and Education

    Please upload your CV showing your full work and education history
  • Max. file size: 2 GB.
    Go to "gaps in Work History"
  • Work History

    If you do not have a CV please show your work history since leaving full-time education
  • Gaps in your work History

  • Education and Training

  • If you answered NO to Care Qualifications:

  • Skills and Experience

    Please explain the skills and experience you bring to the role
  • Looking at the personal specification on the job description please explain how your skills and experiences fit the role. (This section is used for shortlisting)
  • 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

    Have you proof of your COVID Vaccination (1st and 2nd) ?
  • Are you medically exempt?
    Henshaws is a Disability Confident employer
  • (If through a Henshaws employee please state their name)
  • If yes, please give the name of the employee.
    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.
  • SAFEGUARDING

  • DECLARATION

    Henshaws holds information relating to you which is subject to the data Protection Act 1998. By consenting to this agreement you consent to Henshaws processing, both manually and by electronic means, your personal and sensitive data for the purpose of the administration and management of the work you perform and/or Henshaws business. "Processing" includes obtaining, recording, holding or disclosing information or data and carrying our operations on the information or data. "Sensitive personal data" includes information held by Henshaws as to your physical or mental health, your political opinions, religious or similar beliefs, or sexual orientation. Typical examples of items of sensitive personal data are SSP self-certification forms and medical reports.
  • 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

    To meet our professional commitment to Equality and Diversity at Henshaws, we require certain information from employees. This information is for monitoring purposes only. It will be stored securely in line with the Data Protection Act 1998
    (Please tick appropriate box)
  • (Please state)
  • (Please state)
    (Please tick appropriate box)
  • (Please state)
    (please tick appropriate box)
    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.