Waking Night – Care SEN College *OPEN TO EXISTING EMPLOYEES OF HENSHAWS ONLY*

Harrogate

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)
Contract: Permanent
Location: Harrogate
DBS: Enhanced with child and adult barring

Click here to complete our online application form or download application form and submit to recruitment@henshaws.org.uk

In order to support our valued team members we offer:

Pension scheme

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

Career Progression

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.

Job Summary

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 recruitment@henshaws.org.uk 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

Care Application Form

  • Section A

  • Employment

  • Your Work Experience

    Please complete details of your current and previous employment as requested below: • list the employment in chronological order, most recent first. • Please include your full work history from time of leaving school/college/university. • Include any posts that were undertaken on a voluntary basis.
  • Present or most recent employer

  • Previous Employment 1

    In date order most recent first
  • Previous Employment 2

  • Previous Employment 3

  • Previous Employment 4

  • Continuation of Work History

    Please list your full work history since leaving education
  • Gaps in your work History

  • QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • 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? * REQUIRED
  • After training are you fit enough to push a wheelchair/use a hoist? * REQUIRED
  • After training are you happy to administer medication? * REQUIRED
  • After training are you happy to assist with personal care? * REQUIRED
  • Please refer to the job description and personal specification
  • Section B

    Information provided in this section will be removed prior to the short listing process for this vacancy to ensure an anonymous application.
  • About You

  • Do you have a Disability? * REQUIRED
    Henshaws is a Disability Confident employer
  • (If through a Henshaws employee please state their name)
  • Have you previously worked for Henshaws via an agency within the last 6 months? * REQUIRED
  • Eligibility to Work in the UK * REQUIRED
    You will be required to produce original documents to prove your eligibility to work in the UK at the interview/assessment stage and to also bring photocopies of them.
  • Your National Insurance Number consists of 2 letters 6 numbers 1 letter)
  • Your Referees

    Offers of employment are subject to two satisfactory references, one of which must be from your present or most recent employer. Please provide details below of your referees. Please note references will not be sought until an offer of employment has been made. If you are unable to provide two employment references please provide an academic reference. It is against our reference policy to accept personal references; your reference details must be employment or education based. Henshaws reserves the right to approach any employer/ academic for a suitable reference in line with safer recruitment.
  • REHABILITATION OF OFFENDERS & DBS CHECKS

    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)? * REQUIRED
  • SAFEGUARDING

  • Have you ever been the subject of a safeguarding concern in either an employed or voluntary role? * REQUIRED
  • 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.
  • Equal Opportunities Form

  • Gender / Gender reassignment * REQUIRED
    (please tick appropriate box)
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  • Ethnic Origin * REQUIRED
    (please tick appropriate box
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  • Sexual Orientation * REQUIRED
    (please tick appropriate box)
  • Disability * REQUIRED
    Do you consider yourself to be disabled as defined under the Disability Discrimination Act? Or do you have a long standing (at least 12 months) physical or mental health condition or disability? Does your condition or disability have a substantial negative effect on your ability to carry out normal day to day activities? E.g. Walking, communicating, reading and writing.
  • If yes please indicate what type of disability in the boxes below.