Care Support Worker – Residential and Community (full and part time and bank)


Hourly rate: £8.55 - £9.80 per hour depending on qualifications
Full and part time hours available
Annual leave: 25 days plus 10 bank holidays
Contract: Permanent

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I am so glad I applied to Henshaws! No two days are alike. I love the variety and in fact most of the time it doesn’t feel like working."

Helen, a Henshaws support worker; read her story

Benefits of working for Henshaws:

Working with our students and service users including days out and social activities

Competitive Salary

Overtime paid at enhanced rate (Care)

Sleepovers paid at £70 per night

5 Weeks Annual leave + 10 paid bank holidays.

Option to buy one week extra holiday per year

DBS paid by Henshaws

In House Training Full/comprehensive

Recognised Qualifications (Diploma Level 2/3/5)

Progression Opportunities

Access to all Henshaws Benefits

Company Pension Scheme

Comprehensive induction programme

Employee Helpline

Death in Service Insurance

Free onsite parking at college

Long service awards every 5 years

Refer a Friend

Supportive working environment

Henshaws Housing & Support enables people of all ages living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to live more independently. Whether in one of our houses, or in their own home, we provide support so that people can build skills, make their own choices and be part of their local community; develop connections and lead a more fulfilling life.

We are looking for full and part time Support Workers to work in our residential houses and across our support living service in Harrogate.

Working as part of a team, you will develop sensitive practice in which the rights of the service users are respected and which develop individual opportunities for each service user to lead a valued lifestyle.

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. We are friendly and supportive and provide excellent benefits including generous annual leave entitlements, pension and all training needed for the role.

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.

Care Application Form

Please send with your CV to


  • Do you have Care Experience? * REQUIRED
  • English Level 1 or above? * REQUIRED
  • Maths Level 1 or above? * REQUIRED
  • Diploma/NVQ Level 2 Health & Social Care? * REQUIRED
  • Diploma/NVQ Level 3 Health & Social Care?
  • Diploma/NVQ Level 5 Health & Social Care?
  • Classroom Assistant Level 2 or above?
  • The Care Certificate?
  • If you answered NO to Care Qualifications:

  • Are you willing to undertake a Level 2 qualification in Health & Social Care? (Paid for by Henshaws with hourly rate increase on completion)
  • Are you able to commit to training?
  • After training are you fit enough to push a wheelchair/use a hoist?
  • After training are you happy to administer medication?
  • After training are you happy to assist with personal care?

    Due to the services offered by Henshaws, you may be required to complete an enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB). Please refer to the job description for details of how this applies to the role you are applying for. The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are "protected" and are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account.
  • Do you have any convictions. cautions, reprimands or final warnings that are not "protected" as defined by the Rehabilitations of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013)?

  • Have you ever been the subject of a safeguarding concern in either an employed or voluntary role?

    Henshaws holds information relating to you which is subject to the data Protection Act 1998. By consenting to this agreement you consent to Henshaws processing, both manually and by electronic means, your personal and sensitive data for the purpose of the administration and management of the work you perform and/or Henshaws business. "Processing" includes obtaining, recording, holding or disclosing information or data and carrying our operations on the information or data. "Sensitive personal data" includes information held by Henshaws as to your physical or mental health, your political opinions, religious or similar beliefs, or sexual orientation. Typical examples of items of sensitive personal data are SSP self-certification forms and medical reports.
  • I declare that the information given in this form is, to the best of my knowledge complete and correct; I also understand that any wilful mis-statement renders me liable to dismissal if engaged. I understand that an appointment if offered will be subjects to satisfactory references, health declaration and, where appropriate, DBS checks.