Health Care Assistant x 2
Henshaws College, Harrogate
Closing date: Monday, 28th Sep 2020
Salary: £9.55 per hour/£14,676.92/£17,381
Hours per Week 35
Weeks 38 (term-time only) or 52 weeks
Annual leave 25 days plus 10 days bank holiday (pro-rata for term-time only)
DBS Enhanced with child and adult barring
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Working for Henshaws
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 internal promotion, we are now looking to recruit a Health Care Assistant to work as part of the clinical team.
Our Clinical team are Clinical Lead, RGN, Senior Health Care Assistant and Health Care Assistants who work with our trained care teams to provide a high standard of medical and interventions for our students.
To work as part of our clinical team to ensure that personal care and health needs are met, medication is managed to a high standard and dignity is upheld at all times.
Key responsibilities will include:
Support the care team to ensure the students receive care as directed on their individual care and support plan. This may involve intimate personal care, feeding (potentially PEG feeding), toileting, stoma care, catheterisation, bowel irrigation and suction as well as maintaining accurate records of respective procedures.
Manage and administrate student’s medication in accordance with policy and procedure.
Liaise with the Clinical Lead and Care Leads to ensure that all complex care needs are met effectively.
To uphold Henshaws values of Informed, Sharing, Proactive, Inspiring, Compassionate and Empowering.
The ideal candidate will possess:
NVQ 2/Diploma in Health and Social Care
The ability to keep calm under pressure when dealing with challenging behaviours
Previous experience of working in the care sector and providing personal care
There may be an opportunity to undertake the trainee nursing associate programme in the future.
Closing date Monday 28th September – 12 Noon
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
Henshaws OFSTED Report
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