Ref: 530 Student Support Assistant


Salary: £9.18 per hour
Band C
Hours: Various shifts available
Term time and 52 Week Contracts
Henshaws College, Harrogate
Permanent Contract
Vacancy Reference 530


Student William becomes a storyteller
William is a student at our Specialist College in Harrogate. By working to develop his communication and IT skills William has created and written an original story and used stop animation to make his film "Olivia goes to a party."

Student William communicating through hand gestures to a staff member

Student Support Assistant

Hourly rate:                        £9.18 per hour        

Hours:                                   Various shifts available

Location:                              Henshaws College, Harrogate

 ‘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).

We are looking to recruit staff who are conscientious, bright, and experienced, and who can make a difference to the lives of our young people, to support them to achieve their personal learning and enable a smooth transition into adult life.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Recent experience of working with young adults in a caring or educational environment
  • GCSE grade A*-C in Maths and English (or equivalent)
  • An understanding of the needs of children/young people with a disability.

It would also be advantageous to have prior experience working with people with ASD and BESD.

Henshaws welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender but, as men are currently under-represented in this role, we would encourage applications from male candidates.  Appointment will be based on merit alone.

If you are enthusiastic about supporting our students in an autism friendly environment, in a way that promotes their independence and self-esteem, we would love to hear from you.

To gain a full understanding of the role please read the job description and person specification.

If you feel you fit the criteria please apply on-line.

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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