Waking Night – Care SEN College *OPEN TO EXISTING EMPLOYEES OF HENSHAWS ONLY*
Closing date: Sunday, 26th Jul 2020
Hourly rate: £10.00 per hour
Working Hours: 9.45 pm - 07.45 am
Hours available 10 - 40 hours per week
Weeks per year 38 Weeks and 52 week contracts available
Annual Leave: 25 days plus 10 Statutory holidays (pro-rata for part-time/term time roles)
DBS: Enhanced with child and adult barring
In order to support our valued team members we offer:
Access to Health Scheme covering dental care/physiotherapy/birth grant etc
Access to confidential advice line covering legal advice, relationship issues, stress and anxiety
Access to free of charge independent counselling service
Free eye tests
Free of charge DBS check
35 days annual leave
Flexible work patterns
Enhanced sick pay
Long service awards
Opportunity to buy additional annual leave
Range of family-friendly policies to support your work/life balance
Training package with the opportunity to obtain a range of Diplomas in Health and Social Care
‘Henshaws Specialist College provides an educational pathway based around learning and living, for young people with a range of physical and learning disabilities.’
We offer 24-hour support to our students and are presently looking to recruit enthusiastic night staff to provide this support in a way that promotes our student’s independence, dignity, personal development and learning needs.
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.
Key responsibilities will include:
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 work on a fixed rota, however, this may change to accommodate the needs of the service but we would discuss this with you before any changes took place. Night shifts start at 21.45 and finish at 07.45.
To uphold Henshaws values of Informed, Sharing, Proactive, Inspiring, Compassionate and Empowering.
The ideal candidate will possess:
- Experience of working in the care sector
- Ability and willingness to assist students with their personal care requirements as needed, whilst maintaining their dignity
- A willingness to undertake the Diploma in Health and Social Care after the initial induction
If you are interested in applying please send an expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org detailing how your skills and experience meet the essential criteria of the role.
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