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Enabler Care/Teaching Assistant

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Enabler – Care/Teaching Assistant SEN College

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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. Some of our students may be diagnosed as having a severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties. They may also have physical and sensory impairments. 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.

Enabler - Care/Teaching Assistant SEN College

Salary £8.55 to £9.27 per hour (dependent on qualification and service assigned)
Hours Full and part-time
Working weeks Term-time only
Annual leave Annual Leave: 25 days plus 10 Statutory holidays (pro-rata for part-time/term time roles)
Contract Permanent
DBS Enhanced with child and adult barring

Henshaws Specialist College in Harrogate is a transformational place. Through our personalised approach to education, learning and care we empower young people aged 16-25 living with a disability to progress and live life the way they want.

We are now looking to add to our current team of Enablers to work as part of a team providing specialist care and learning support for students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD).

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.

Some of our students may be diagnosed as having a severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties. They may also have physical and sensory impairments. 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:

Ensure that the learning needs of the students are met as directed by education staff and work with tutors and other college staff to support the students within their lessons.

To provide support for students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD) who may exhibit behaviours that cause concern.

Carry out the care requirements for each student as directed on their individual care and support plan. This may involve but is not limited to intimate personal care, feeding (potentially PEG feeding), toileting as well as moving and handling.

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

The ideal candidate will possess:

A Willingness to assist students with any personal care requirements as needed

Willingness to support students in a way that promotes their independence and development

Hold (or be prepared to work towards) a relevant Level 2 or 3 qualification in Health and Social Care (or equivalent)

Closing date: Friday 28th February 2020 - 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 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

_In order to support our valued team members we offer:_

Pension scheme
Access to Health Scheme covering dental care/physiotherapy/birth grant etc
Access to confidential advice line covering legal advice, relationship issues, stress and anxiety
Access to free of charge independent counselling service
Free eye tests
Free of charge DBS check
35 days annual leave
Flexible work patterns
Enhanced sick pay
Long service awards
Career Progression
Opportunity to buy additional annual leave
Range of family friendly policies to support your work/life balance
*Training package with opportunity to obtain range of Diplomas in Health and Social Care*

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £8.55 to £9.27 /hour

Salary:
Between £8.55 and £9.27 Per Hour
Over-time paid at an additional £1 per hour
Position:
Permanent
Located in:
Harrogate
Closing Date:
28th February 2020
Employer:
Henshaws Society for Blind People
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Henshaws Society for Blind People

Henshaws College, Bogs Lane
Bogs Lane
Harrogate
HG1 4ED
01423 814510

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