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Bradstow is a creative and unique residential school for children between the ages of 5 & 19. It is situated in 13 acres of parkland just a few hundred metres from the sandy beaches of Broadstairs. We seek to meet the needs of children and young people with autism and severe learning difficulties with associated behaviours that may be challenging. We have achieved national recognition for our developments in Communication and Behaviour Management.

For all posts we look for candidates who are mature, warm, creative and open to learning with a patient and caring attitude to deal sensitively with vulnerable children.

Please note that safeguarding of our young people is our number one priority at Bradstow, therefore all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and other thorough pre-employment checks

We are committed to sustainability and preserving the environment and therefore encourage applications by email, so for an application form and information pack please email personnel@bradstow.wandsworth.sch.uk. Or you may call 01843 608727 (24 hour recruitment answer machine).

Current Vacancies

Head Of Residential Services (Registered Manager)

£70,000

Permanent position

41 hours per week, All year round

We are seeking an individual to undertake the primary duty of the Head of Residential Services (Registered Manager) to ensure the effective and compliant monitoring of Children’s Home Regulations, and lead the continuous improvement of the Children’s Home whilst contributing to school wide initiatives.

You will lead the care team through your dynamic approach, demonstrating systematic and creative organisational skills and acting as the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead. What makes the difference at Bradstow is the professional and personal qualities, and the values of the people who are employed here:  What it is that you as an individual have to offer our young people to enable them to feel safe, unconditionally valued and engaged.

You will be provided with an extended and ongoing package of induction and training, and will commit to achieving, within 3 years, or already hold Level 5 Diploma on Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young Person’s Services or equivalent.  We believe that staff training and professional development, together with the other staff support systems in place, are essential in our specialised field and are at the core of the success of the Children’s Home and School. 

All staff are fully trained and supported in Gentle Teaching, Positive Behaviour Support, PECS and other augmentative communication systems, as well as being provided with a wide range of other specialist skills. You will also be encouraged and supported to extend your skills and knowledge by undertaking further studies.

If you would like to join our team and help us to continue to transform the lives of these children and their families, please contact us. Working at Bradstow will be challenging and you will need to be committed to the needs of the young people and the school.

Closing date: Friday 28th June 2019 at 4pm

Interviews: July 2019

All shortlisted candidate will be invited to visit the school prior to interview. Relocation package may be available to the right candidate.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Head Of Residential Services (Registered Manager) : Job Description

Interactive Story Teller / Library Coordinator

£22,078 - £23,429 (Actual term time only salary)

Permanent position

37.5 hours per week, Term-Time only* (38 weeks per year plus 5 days training totalling 39 weeks per year)

The post holder will be responsible for developing and maintaining a high quality multi-resourced central library facility, enabling access to the area and to resources for young people and support staff across the school, and for leading Interactive Storytelling. In addition, under the direction of the Deputy Head teacher, the post holder will be responsible for supporting young people with Work Related Learning (WRL) and on work experience projects related to the Library.

*You will be required to work up to a maximum of two weeks for the school’s short term break provision if required, for which an extra payment will be made.

Closing date: Friday 5th July 2019

Interviews: Thursday 18th July 2019

Interactive Story Teller / Library coordinator : Job Description

Childcare Support Assistant

£18,545 (Actual term time only salary inclusive of 10% unsociable hours allowance)

Permanent position

41 hours per week, Term-Time only (38 weeks per year plus 5 days training totalling 39 weeks per year)

The purpose of this role is to provide support to the residential unit where a named student, who has been identified as requiring additional support, resides during out-of-school hours. The duties will not be confined solely to the named student but also involve working with other students in the residential unit. In addition, if term-time only, the post holder will be required to commit to an additional two weeks respite care work during the school holidays for which additional payment will be made.

The hours for this post include split shifts, some starts from 7.30am, some finishes at 10.00pm and weekend work.

No formal qualifications or experience are necessary for this post, but the member of staff will be required to commit to achieving the Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare within 2 years of beginning employment at the school.

This is presently an open advertisement and the school is continuously seeking talented individuals to join our team.

Childcare Support Assistant : Job Description

Assistant Key Worker : Extended Provision

£20,826 - £21,243​

Permanent position

41 hours per week. All year round

Whilst nurturing a Culture of Gentleness, Assistant Keyworkers will play an active role in the day to day support of our young people’s ongoing learning and personal development in the home and advocating for their needs in their schooling, healthcare, relationships and social life. This role is ideal for individuals looking to increase their responsibilities from their role as a Support Worker.

The hours for this post include split shifts, some starts from 7.30am, some finishes at 10.00pm and weekend work.

For this post you will need to be willing to commit to achieving the Level 3 Dipoma in Residential Childcare within 2 years of beginning employment at the school.

This is presently an open advertisement and the school is continuously seeking talented individuals to join our team.

Assistant Key Worker : Extended Provision : Job Description

Individual Learning Support Assistant

£15,418 (Actual term time only salary, all year round equivalent £17,711)

Permanent position

37.5 hours per week, 08:30 – 16:30 Monday – Friday, Term-Time only* (38 weeks per year plus 5 days training totalling 39 weeks per year)

*You will be required to work up to a maximum of two weeks for the school’s short term break provision if required, for which an extra payment will be made.

The aim of this post is to provide support to a named student and their classroom group during school hours. The duties will not be confined solely to the named student but also involve working with other students in the class. You will be required to take on responsibility for a variety of everyday tasks as directed by teaching staff.

With guidance from teaching staff you will work as part of the class team to implement all aspects of the students’ educational programme and will play an important role in safeguarding the students’ health and safety.

The selection process for this post will comprise of an interview and short literacy test.

This is presently an open advertisement and the school is continuously seeking talented individuals to join our team.

Individual Learning Support Assistant : Job Description

Team Support Worker - Education

£15,731 (Actual term time only salary, all year round equivalent £18,065)

Permanent position

37.5 hours per week, Term-Time only (38 weeks per year plus 5 days training totalling 39 weeks per year)

Using your experience of working with children and young people with Additional Educational Needs and Challenging Behaviour, you will work alongside colleagues in the care of a group of students in a classroom setting.

Awareness of the needs of, and experience of working with children and young people with Learning Difficulties, Autism and Challenging Behaviour will be a distinct advantage

You will be required to work up to a maximum of two weeks for the school’s short term break provision if required, for which an extra payment will be made.

This is presently an open advertisement and the school is continuously seeking talented individuals to join our team.

Team Support Worker - Education : Job Description

Flexibank Team Support Workers

£9.63/hour

We have additional opportunities to cover within either the classrooms or residences on an as required hourly paid basis, up to 41 hours per week, including split shifts and weekends. 

Please contact us for further details. 

This is presently an open advertisement and the school is continuously seeking talented individuals to join our team.

Flexibank Team Support Workers : Job Description

Applicable To All Jobs Advertised

Benefits include a competitive pension, generous annual leave and private healthcare.

For all posts we look for candidates who are mature, warm, creative and open to learning with a patient and caring attitude to deal sensitively with vulnerable children.

We are committed to sustainability and preserving the environment and therefore encourage applications by email, so for an application form and information pack please email personnel@bradstow.wandsworth.sch.uk. Or you may call 01843 608727 (24 hour recruitment answer machine).

Please note that:

  • CVs will not be considered.
  • All appointments are subject to a DBS check.
  • All shortlisted applicants will be expected to visit the school before interview.
  • Bradstow School is an equal opportunities employer.

We are continually seeking to recruit good quality staff to our Care teams, if you are interested in such opportunities please do contact us.

Other specific vacancies will be posted above when they become available.

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If you are interested in applying for any of the above advertised vacancies then please complete the application form attached below by post or by e-mail. Alternatively, a printed application form can be requested using the address / telephone number below.

The information Pack, attached below gives guidance on completing the application form.

Vision StatementKey Functions

Staff Prospectus

Introduction To Gentle Teaching At Bradstow School

Application pack covering letter

Section 6 Guidance

Information Pack

Application Form ( Microsoft Word 97-2003 document format )

Application Form

Job Applicants privacy notice

 


HR Department
Bradstow School 
34 Dumpton Park Drive
Broadstairs
Kent
CT10 1BY

Recruitment Hotline:  01843-608727  [24hr answerphone]   
Fax: 01843-866648

Email: personnel@bradstow.wandsworth.sch.uk

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