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)
Contract Permanent
Enhanced DBS with adult and child barring

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Apply for this post by completing the mobile friendly application form 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 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.

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.

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

Application Form CV - Care

  • Section A

  • Employment and Education

    Please upload your CV showing your full work and education history
  • Go to "gaps in Work History"
  • Work History

    If you do not have a CV please show your work history since leaving full-time education
  • Gaps in your work History

  • Education and Training

  • English Level 1 or above * REQUIRED
  • English Level 2 or above (GCSE) * REQUIRED
  • Maths Level 1 or above * REQUIRED
  • Maths Level 2 or above (GCSE) * REQUIRED
  • Do you have Care experience * REQUIRED
  • Do you hold a Diploma/NVQ Level 2 Health & Social Care or above * REQUIRED
  • Do you hold the Care Certificate * REQUIRED
  • If you answered NO to Care Qualifications:

  • Are you willing to undertake a Level 2 qualification in Health & Social Care? (Paid for by Henshaws) * REQUIRED
  • Are you able to commit to training? * REQUIRED
  • After training are you fit enough to push a wheelchair/use a hoist? * REQUIRED
  • After training are you happy to administer medication? * REQUIRED
  • After training are you happy to assist with personal care? * REQUIRED
  • Skills and Experience

    Please explain the skills and experience you bring to the role
  • Looking at the personal specification on the job description please explain how your skills and experiences fit the role. (This section is used for shortlisting)
  • Section B

    Information provided in this section will be removed prior to the short listing process for this vacancy to ensure an anonymous application.
  • About You

  • Do you have a Disability? * REQUIRED
    Henshaws is a Disability Confident employer
  • (If through a Henshaws employee please state their name)
  • Have you previously worked for Henshaws via an agency within the last 6 months? * REQUIRED
  • If yes, please give the name of the employee.
  • Eligibility to Work in the UK * REQUIRED
    You will be required to produce original documents to prove your eligibility to work in the UK at the interview/assessment stage and to also bring photocopies of them.
  • (Your National Insurance Number consists of 2 letters 6 numbers 1 letter)
  • Your Referees

    Offers of employment are subject to two satisfactory references, one of which must be from your present or most recent employer. Please provide details below of your referees. Please note references will not be sought until an offer of employment has been made. If you are unable to provide two employment references please provide an academic reference. It is against our reference policy to accept personal references; your reference details must be employment or education based. Henshaws reserves the right to approach any employer/ academic for a suitable reference in line with safer recruitment.
  • 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)? * REQUIRED
  • SAFEGUARDING

  • Have you ever been the subject of a safeguarding concern in either an employed or voluntary role? * REQUIRED
  • 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.
  • Equal Opportunities Form

    To meet our professional commitment to Equality and Diversity at Henshaws, we require certain information from employees. This information is for monitoring purposes only. It will be stored securely in line with the Data Protection Act 1998
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  • Sexual Orientation * REQUIRED
    (please tick appropriate box)
  • Disability * REQUIRED
    Do you consider yourself to be disabled as defined under the Disability Discrimination Act? Or do you have a long standing (at least 12 months) physical or mental health condition or disability? Does your condition or disability have a substantial negative effect on your ability to carry out normal day to day activities? E.g. Walking, communicating, reading and writing.
  • If yes please indicate what type of disability in the boxes below.