College Care – Student Support Assistants
Henshaws College Harrogate
Closing date: Monday, 30th Nov 2020
Salary £9.55 per hour
(Over-time paid at £10.55 per hour)
Hours Full/Part-time (fixed shifts)
Weeks Term-time and 52 week contacts available
Annual leave 5 weeks plus 10 days bank holidays (pro-rata for term-time/part-time)
Location Henshaws College, Harrogate
DBS Enhanced with child & adult barring.
Full Job Description and Personal Specification available to download
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 promotions, we are now looking to add to our current team of Student Support Assistants to work as part of a team providing specialist care and learning support for students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD).
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.
As a Henshaws Care professional you will work with our multi specialist teams of professional therapists, behaviour practitioners, clinical team and instructors to support our students to go beyond expectations.
Some of our students may be diagnosed as having a severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties. They may also have physical and sensory impairments. 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 learning needs of the students are met as directed by education staff and work with tutors and 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.
Carry out the care requirements for each student as directed on their individual care and support plan. This may involve but is not limited to intimate personal care, feeding (potentially PEG feeding), toileting as well as moving and handling.
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
Willingness to support students in a way that promotes their independence and development
Hold (or be prepared to work towards) a relevant Level 2 or 3 qualification in Health and Social Care (or equivalent)
Closing date Monday 30th November 2020 – 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