Waking Night SEN Care Support Worker

Henshaws College, Harrogate

Closing date: Sunday, 31st Oct 2021

Salary £10.20 per hour/ (Over-time paid at £11.20 per hour)
Hours from 1 night (10 hours )up to 4 nights (40 hours) Monday to Thursday (21.45 - 07.45 )
Weeks 38 weeks (term time only) plus up to 5 additional training days per year or 52 week Contract
Contract Permanent
Enhanced DBS with adult and child barring

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** Open Recruitment Day Wednesday 27th October 2021 6pm-8pm Henshaws College - Bring your CV and be interviewed on the same day!!

Please upload your CV or download application form and email to recruitment@henshaws.org.uk

‘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  Waking Night SEN Care Support Workers to provide this support in a way that promotes our student’s independence, dignity, personal development and learning needs.

Job Summary

To work as part of a team of staff across campus providing care and learning support for our students within the college, enthusiastically encouraging them to develop their independence, and living skills with a focus on quality of life.

Some of our students may be diagnosed as having a severe or profound and multiple learning disabilities. They may also have physical and sensory impairments, behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD) and display behaviours of concern. Due to the complex needs the learners may have a high level of personal care and clinical needs which need to be met sensitively and professionally in line with rigorous policies.

Key responsibilities will include:

As part of the Residential Student Support Team, the Waking Night SEN Care Support Worker 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.

To uphold Henshaws values of Informed, Sharing, Proactive, Inspiring, Compassionate and Empowering.

The ideal candidate will possess:

Experience of working in the care sector

Willingness to assist students with any personal care requirements as needed

Hold Level 2/3 Diploma in Health and Social Care or Willingness to complete diploma in Health & Social Care within 2 years of employment

Closing date Sunday 31st October 2021 – 12 Noon

To gain a full understanding of the role please read the job description and person specification available on-line at www.henshaws.org.uk/jobs 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

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