Care Support Worker – Community – full and part time

Harrogate and Knaresborough

Closing date: Monday, 13th May 2019

Hourly rate: £8.60- £8.80 per hour dependent on qualifications
Band C
Weekly hours: Flexible – full and part time available
52 Weeks per Year
Annual leave: 25 days per year plus 10 bank holidays
Contract: Permanent
Vacancy Ref: 420

The perception of care work is that it’s like babysitting, or all about personal care, and I’m here to tell you otherwise. "

Bill, a Henshaws support worker; read his story

Lady in red jumper, sat on floor next to man wearing checked shirt

Are you looking for a role where you can genuinely make a difference to people’s lives?

With the opening of new houses in 2018, Henshaws are looking for Support Workers to join our friendly team. We offer support to people with visual impairments and/or other physical disabilities and learning difficulties to live in their own homes.

Our service users are from a wide range of backgrounds and age range, from 18 years old onwards. Our service promotes individuality and independence for our clients and every day is different as our service users are at the heart of everything we do.

To maintain and develop a range of daily living skills which will enable the individual to maintain and develop independence.

You may be an experienced care or support worker, or may be looking for a change in career – previous experience in working in care is not essential as full training will be given. The key to success in this role is that you have an interest in building relationships with our service users and take pride in seeing them take steps towards independent living. You will be a confident communicator and have a strong team ethic.

Henshaws will provide you with a full induction centred around the Care Certificate and will offer further training towards qualifications in Health and Social care.

For more information and to apply please view the job description and person specification and complete and submit an application form. For further information about the role please email

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.

"It is a great feeling to help someone reach their goals, however big or small. To see the sense of pride they feel when they achieve and knowing I’ve played a part in that is very rewarding!"

Helen, a Henshaws support worker; read her story.

Sorry, applications for this position are now closed