Evening SEN Care support worker

Henshaws College, Harrogate

Closing date: Wednesday, 26th Jan 2022

Salary £9.65 per hour (Over-time paid at £10.65 per hour)
Hours 12-10pm/4-10pm- Full & Part time hours available
Weeks 38 (Term time only)
Annual Leave 25 days plus 10 days bank holiday (pro-rata for part-time/term time)
Contract Permanent
Location Harrogate
DBS Enhanced with child barring

Full Job Description and Personal Specification available to download

We would love to hear from you with or without care experience – We have a full training Induction programme which includes shadowing our experienced Care team, completing all relevant training and the Care certificate.

Henshaws – Harrogate (10 minute walk from Starbeck railway station)

£9.65-£10.65 per hour

Full/Part-time hours available

Term-time only 38 weeks 

(Summer and Christmas holiday with the family! Or you can take on supply hours to cover holidays in our other services)

Shifts are fixed and do not change on a rota basis – You can plan your home and social life!

5 Weeks Annual leave plus 10 days bank holiday (pro-rata term-time/part-time)

Up to four paid days per year off per year for unforeseen emergency domestic situations.

No travelling between clients

No Uniform

Parking on site

What is Care Work?

It’s nothing like the adverts … ‘Making cups of tea’, ‘Stroking hands’, sadness’…

Here at Henshaws it’s about ‘FUN’, ‘LIFE’ and ‘LIVING!’

Our 16-24 year old students have an amazing social life away from their day to day commitment to our education programme! All they need is your help to make it happen!

Is Care a Career?

In one word “YES!”

Many of our Care Support Workers go on to become Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Educators, Instructors, Job Coaches, College Principal and it all starts with ….. CARE!

Is Care a ‘Skilled’ job?


Care is a highly skilled vocation, you are fundamental support to help a person live a full, happy, inspiring life! You look after medication needs, personal health needs that makes a person feel dignified. You are a sounding board, a role model, a life giver!

Henshaws was open through COVID we kept all staff and students safe throughout the pandemic and this was recognised by the NHS Inspector as an example to other SEN Colleges.

Student Holly shares her story

“My name is Holly, I’m 17 and I have cerebral palsy. I go to Henshaws Specialist College in Harrogate. In my spare time I like to watch TV. My favourite shows are Call the Midwife, The Big Bang Theory and Queer Eye. I also like to go on weekends away with my friends. I use an eye gaze computer to communicate. I have a wicked sense of humour!

In a perfect world, people wouldn’t make assumptions about disabled people and would get to know them individually. I feel like people see disability as a disadvantage but that’s not true. We are just people who just happen to be different but… DIFFERENT IS GOOD!!!

So next time you meet a disabled person, just treat them like you would treat any other person.”

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 asked our staff “What makes you happy at work?”

This is what they said:

‘Working in such a creative environment, having great colleagues and the general happy atmosphere’

‘People acknowledging each other, saying hello in the corridor.’

‘Positive working culture, shared values, and having a positive impact on the lives of the people we help’

‘Friendly and welcoming atmosphere’

‘Hearing how caring the staff team are, feeling productive, feeling valued and respected’

‘Being part of a charity that improves peoples’ lives’

‘Being treated as a respected member of staff’

‘Interacting with colleagues’

‘Friendly, supportive colleagues’

‘Being part of an organisation that does something very worthwhile, seeing colleagues dedication to their work and being a part of the team, seeing progress students make, feeling generally appreciated for my work’

‘My team and how well we get on’

‘Good working relationships with colleagues’

‘Feeling respected and appreciated’

‘Great support & communication from team members and managers. Simple thank yous and well done go along way’

‘I truly believe we make a difference everyday and I love the people I work with’

‘The students, positive staff, warm environment’

We love the dedication and positivity of our staff here at Henshaws!

If you share our values and want to be part of an amazing skilled care team please read the Job description and person specification to gain a full understanding of the role and apply by uploading your cv or by completing a quick application form. If you want to call us for a chat 01423 814510 we would love to hear from you!

At Henshaws we understand that a work life balance is central to all of our happiness and wellbeing. Supporting positive mental health is key to our ethos and we are proud to be certified as a ‘Mindful employer’ putting the emotional wellbeing of our staff and students central to our activities. Our staff support our students, Art makers and clients but also we are proud to support each other!

Henshaws 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

Sorry, applications for this position are now closed