Bank Care Waking Night Support Worker
Closing date: Sunday, 31st Jan 2021
Salary: £11.00 per hour
Hours: Weekdays/Weekends (21.45 - 07.45)
Location: Henshaws College, Harrogate
DBS: Enhanced with adult and child barring
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 Care Waking Night Support Staff to work across our College based in Harrogate.
This role will 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). The key focus of the role will be to promote independence and prepare the students for adulthood.
The responsibilities of a Waking Night Enabler/SSA:
As part of the Residential Student Support Team, the Waking Night Enabler/SSA performs a very important role in helping our students to get the most out living away from home in a safe and supportive environment.
In the house you would be required to help and support our students with their personal care needs which may include washing, dressing, toileting, feeding and any other intimate care assistance. This would be identified in the student’s Care Plan. You will also be responsible for carrying out any checks required for individual students in a professional and timely fashion throughout the night. It is vital that you accurately and appropriately record and report students’ needs and progress.
You will need to learn and fully understand the College’s core purpose and values and ensure that everything you do reflects these values.
Night shifts start at 21.45 and finish at 07.45.
You will be required to attend training some of which may take place outside night-time hours.
Adhere to and support others to uphold Henshaws Values: Inspiring, Proactive, Sharing, Compassionate, Empowering, Informed
The ideal candidate will possess:
Willingness to assist with any personal care requirements as needed
Willingness to support in a way that promotes independence and development
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 www.henshaws.org.uk 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