Student Support Assistant Care *OPEN TO EXISTING EMPLOYEES OF HENSHAWS ONLY*
Closing date: Wednesday, 29th Jul 2020
Salary: £9.55 per hour
Hours: Full and Part-time
Weeks per Year 52
Annual Leave: 25 days plus 10 Statutory holidays (pro-rata for part-time/term time roles)
DBS Enhanced with Child & Adult Barring
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 the opportunity to obtain a range of Diplomas in Health and Social Care
‘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.’
We are now looking to add to our current team of Student Support Assistants to work as part of a team in ‘The Starting Point’ providing specialist care and learning support for students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD).
This role will work as part of a team in ‘The Starting Point’ providing specialist care and learning support for students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD). The key focus of the role will be to promote independence and prepare the students with skills for life and living.
Key responsibilities will include:
Ensure that the learning needs of the students are supported, as directed by education staff, working with the programme leader and therapists to support the students within their learning.
Ensure that the care support needs of each student are met, as directed by their individual care plan.
Support the students with their personal care needs where required; including but not limited to showering/bathing, dressing, continence, medication in line with their care plan.
To uphold Henshaws values of Informed, Sharing, Proactive, Inspiring, Compassionate and Empowering.
The ideal candidate will possess:
Recent experience of working with young adults in a caring or education environment
Able to understand or to develop an understanding of the needs of children/young adults with a disability
Hold (or be prepared to work towards) a relevant Level 2 or 3 qualification in Health and Social Care (or equivalent)
For further information on the role please view the job description.
If you are interested in applying please send an expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org detailing how your skills and experience meet the essential criteria of the role.
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