Enabler – Care Term Time Only

Henshaws College, Harrogate

Salary: £8.55/£8.75 dependent on qualifications
Hours: Part-time/Full-time hours available
Working weeks: Term Time Only (38 Weeks)
Annual Leave: 5.91 weekday and 4.82 weekends
Contract: Permanent
Vacancy Reference 528

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Working with our students and service users
Competitive Salary
Overtime paid at enhanced rate (Care)
Sleepovers paid at £70 per night
5 Weeks Annual leave + 10 paid bank holidays.
Option to buy one week extra holiday per year (52 week contracts)
DBS Paid by Henshaws
In House Training Full/comprehensive
Recognised Qualifications (Diploma 2/3/5 Teaching Level 5)
Progression Opportunities
Access to all Henshaws Benefits
Company Pension Scheme
Comprehensive induction programme
Employee Helpline
Death in Service Insurance
Free onsite parking at college
Long service awards every 5 years
Refer a Friend
Supportive working environment

‘At Henshaws we are devoted to making a difference to the lives of the people we support.  Sometimes this can be the smallest of things, and other times something that adds a real wow-factor to a person’s life.  We see our work changing people’s lives for the better every day. Together we go beyond expectations.’

Due to staff progression and increased student numbers, we are looking to recruit a number of enablers to work alongside our students. The role involves assisting our students to access their personalised study programme focussing on independence, employability and social skills.

Our students age from 16-25 and have a variety of health conditions such as sensory impairments and moderate to severe learning difficulties.  Some of our students have an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD) which may result in some challenging behaviours.  Due to the needs of our students, support with intimate personal care and feeding may be required (possibly PEG feeding).

We are looking to recruit staff who are conscientious, bright, and respectful and who can make a difference to the lives of our young people; supporting them to achieve their personal learning and enable a smooth transition into adult life.  Experience in care is not essential but it would be great to receive applications from applicants who hold a recognised care qualification such as a diploma/NVQ2 in Health and Social Care.

We would be particularly keen to receive applications from candidates with experience of working with individuals on the Autistic Spectrum.

To apply please read the job description and person specification and submit a completed application form. For further information about the role please email recruitment@henshaws.org.uk.

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

Preparing young people with learning disabilities for work
A team of Job Coaches at Henshaws Specialist College in Harrogate work with our supported internship students, all of whom have a learning disability, to enhance their employability skills, helping them to achieve their full potential for living independently and preparing them for the workplace.


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