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Support Assistants / Enablers

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Salary Range

Various (from £8.20 upwards)
Contract Type Established Variable Hours
Application Closing Date 5th December

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A third of our lives are spent at work.

Do you want to spend 30% of your life in a role where you’re stuck watching the clock?

Don’t waste a moment and do something that you really enjoy. Join a career where you can really make a difference. Make every moment matter. Make Care Matter.

Henshaws Specialist College provides an educational pathway based around a supportive learning and living environment for young people with Autism and sensory sensitivity. Students at Henshaws Specialist College age from 16-25 and have a variety of health conditions such as sensory impairments and moderate to severe learning difficulties.

Henshaws is committed to making a difference to the lives of the people they support. Sometimes this can be the smallest of things, and other times something that adds a real wow-factor to a person’s life. Their work changes people’s lives for the better every day. Due to increasing student numbers, they need people like you to join them in supporting their students to live independent and fulfilling lives. Details on the various vacancies are outlined below.

Contact us today for more information and to apply! Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call on 01609 533342.

Student Support Assistants

Due to increased student numbers and internal progression, they are looking to add to their current team of Student Support Assistants providing specialist care and learning support for students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD).


Waking Night Student Support Assistants

Students are supported 24 hours and Henshaws are currently seeking enthusiastic night staff to provide support to their students in a way that promotes our student’s independence, dignity, self-esteem, personal development and learning needs. 

Enablers – Staff to cover full time roles, term-time only roles and waking nights roles.


Due to staff progression and increased student numbers, we are looking to recruit a number of enablers to work alongside our students. The role involves assisting our students to access their personalised study programme focussing on independence, employability and social skills.

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. It is vital that you accurately and appropriately record and report students’ needs and progress.


Supply/Bank Enablers

Are you passionate about care but have other commitments you need to work around? Henshaws are also seeking dedicated and hardworking bank staff to join their team on a flexible basis. They offer a range of shifts during the week and at weekends so you can fit working at Henshaws around other commitments such as other jobs, childcare or studying.

Your data is being collected for the purpose of recruitment. For more information about how the County Council uses your personal data for this purpose please see our privacy notice here: https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/working-us.



About Make Care Matter

Our aim is to make care matter, supporting people in North Yorkshire to live longer, healthier, more independent lives. If you’re looking for a career which is more than just a job then adult social care is for you. You can find out more about working for us and apply for current vacancies here.

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