Healthcare Assistant – Day/Evening

Henshaws College, Harrogate

Closing date: Tuesday, 30th Nov 2021

** £300 Welcome to Henshaws Bonus if recruited between October 2021 and December 2021

Salary £9.74 per hour/ £17,726.80
Hours 35 (07.30 until 15.00 and 14.30 until 22.00)
Weeks 52
Contract Permanent
Enhanced DBS with adult and child barring

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‘Henshaws Specialist College provides an educational pathway based around learning and living, for young people with a range of physical and learning disabilities.’ 

We offer 24-hour support to our students and are presently looking to recruit Healthcare Assistants – Days/Evenings to work as part of a team of support workers to ensure that personal care and complex health needs are met

Job Summary

To work as part of a team of support workers 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 work alongside and support a team of enablers to ensure that the care and support delivered is of the highest quality.

The ideal candidate will possess:

NVQ 2/Diploma in Health and Social Care

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

Closing date Tuesday 30th November 2021 – 12 Noon

To gain a full understanding of the role please read the job description and person specification available on-line at 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

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