Waking Night SEN Care Support Worker
Henshaws College, Harrogate
Closing date: Monday, 31st May 2021
Salary £10.20 per hour
(Over-time paid at £11.20 per hour)
Hours up to 40 (21.45 - 07.45 )
Weeks (38 weeks (term time only) plus up to 5 additional training days per year or 52 week Contract
Annual leave 5 weeks plus 10 days bank holidays (pro-rata for term-time/part-time)
Enhanced DBS with adult and child barring
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‘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 a Waking Night SEN Care Support Worker to provide this support in a way that promotes our student’s independence, dignity, personal development and learning needs.
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.
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
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 Monday 31st May 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