SEN Care Support Worker

Henshaws College Harrogate

Closing date: Saturday, 31st Jul 2021

Salary £9.65 per hour
(Over-time paid at £10.65 per hour)
Hours Full/Part-time (fixed shifts)
Weeks Various (38 weeks (term time only) plus up to 5 additional training days per year or 52 week Contract
Annual leave 5 weeks plus 10 days bank holidays (pro-rata for term-time/part-time)
Contract Permanent
DBS Enhanced with child & adult barring.

** We are keen on applications for weekend/evening hours

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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 add to our current team of SEN Care Support Workers  to work as part of a team providing specialist care and learning support for students 

Job Summary:

To work as part of a team of staff across campus providing care and learning support for our students within the college, enthusiastically encouraging them to develop their independence, and living skills with a focus on quality of life.

Some of our students may be diagnosed as having a severe or profound and multiple learning disabilities. They may also have physical and sensory impairments, behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD) and display behaviours of concern. Due to the complex needs the learners may have a high level of personal care and clinical needs which need to be met sensitively and professionally in line with rigorous policies.

Key responsibilities will include:

Ensure that the care support needs of each student are met, as directed by their individual care plan. This may involve but is not limited to intimate personal care, feeding (including PEG feeding), medication, continence as well as moving and handling

Ensure that the learning needs of the students are met as directed by education staff and work with other college staff to support the students within their lessons  

To provide support for students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD) who may exhibit behaviours that cause concern in line with Positive Behaviour Support plans

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

Hold (or be prepared to work towards) a relevant Level 2 or 3 qualification in Health and Social Care (or equivalent)

Closing date Saturday 31st July 2021 at 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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