Supply SEN Care Support Worker

Henshaws College, Harrogate

Closing date: Thursday, 30th Sep 2021

Salary: £10.65 - £11.20 per hour
Hours: Weekdays/Weekends /evenings/Nights
Contract: Supply
DBS: Enhanced with adult and child barring

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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.

Henshaws is looking to appoint caring and enthusiastic Supply SEN Care Support Workers to work across our College based in Harrogate.

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:

Willingness to assist with any personal care requirements as needed

Knowledge of care work and what this will involve including understanding dignity and respect

The ability to keep calm under pressure when dealing with challenging behaviours

NVQ 2/Diploma in Health and Social Care or a willingness to undertake the Diploma in Health and Social Care after initial induction

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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