Waking Night Enabler – Care Worker

Harrogate

Hourly rate: £9.20 per hour
Band: C
Working Hours: 10pm - 8am
Hours available 10 - 40 hours per week
Location: Henshaws Specialist College, Harrogate
Weeks per year 38 Weeks
Annual leave: 5.91 week days and 4.82 Weekends
Contract: Permanent
Vacancy Reference 529

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Benefits

Working with our students and service users
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 (52 week contracts)
DBS Paid by Henshaws
In House Training Full/comprehensive
Recognised Qualifications (Diploma 2/3/5 Teaching Level 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 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.

 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 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.

Recent experience of working in caring or education environment is essential and it would be great to hear from applicants who hold a recognised care qualification such as a diploma/NVQ2 in Health and Social Care. If you don’t have a formal qualification but are keen to work for us and are willing to undertake the Diploma in Health and Social Care, we will be happy to support you in achieving this qualification.

To gain a full understanding of the role please read the job description and person specification. To apply please complete and application form and email to recruitment@henshaws.org.uk or submit using the form below.

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.

Registered Charity No: 221888

 

Holly shares her story
"My name is Holly, I'm 17 and I have cerebral palsy. I go to Henshaws Specialist College in Harrogate. In my spare time I like to watch TV. My favourite shows are Call the Midwife, The Big Bang Theory and Queer Eye. I also like to go on weekends away with my friends. I use an eye gaze computer to communicate. I have a wicked sense of humour!

https://www.henshaws.org.uk/blog/holly-shares-her-story/

Care Application Form

Please send with your CV to recruitment@henshaws.org.uk
  • CONTACT DETAILS

  • 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?
  • 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?
  • 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)?
  • SAFEGUARDING

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

    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.