Waking Night SEN Care Support Worker
Henshaws College, Harrogate
Closing date: Friday, 15th Jul 2022
Salary £10.57 per hour (Over-time paid at £11.57 per hour)
Hours Full & Part Time available (Fixed shifts)
Shift Time's are 21:45 till 7:45
Weeks 38 (Term time only)
Annual Leave 25 days plus 10 days bank holiday (pro-rata for part-time/term time)
DBS Enhanced with child barring – Paid for by Henshaws
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Full Job Description and Personal Specification available to download
Henshaws is a registered charity which provides support, choice, and opportunity for young adults (16-24) with a range of disabilities and behavioural needs to access our SEN College in a residential setting.
We are a values-led, not-for-profit organisation that places a real emphasis on enabling our students to go beyond expectations.
At Henshaws we understand that work life balance is central to our happiness and wellbeing. That is why we offer up to 4 paid days off per year for unforeseen emergency domestic situations, enhanced sick pay, long service awards of up to £750, Employee assistance programme offering staff a free range of financial, legal and wellbeing resources including 6 counselling sessions free of charge.
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
Why choose to work for Henshaws?
We recently asked our staff what made them happy at work… Here are just a few of their comments.
‘I truly believe we make a difference every day and I love the people I work with’
‘Being part of a charity that improves peoples’ lives’
‘Being part of an organisation that does something very worthwhile, seeing colleagues’ dedication to their work and being a part of the team, seeing progress students make, feeling generally appreciated for my work’
‘Good working relationships with colleagues’
‘The students, positive staff, warm environment’
‘Positive working culture, shared values, and having a positive impact on the lives of the people we help’
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