Waking Night Enabler – Care Worker


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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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!


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