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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

Home Manager – 38 Weeks / Term-Time Only

£29,636 - £32,029 (Actual term time only salary)

Permanent position

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

Duties include:

  • Managing a group of staff and undertaking day to day supervision of their work.
  • Ensuring implementation of a previously agreed activity programme for each young person
  • Ensuring individual young people’s care, medical, behaviour and communication plans are carried out by all team members.
  • Ensuring the implementation of policies formulated by the management team.
  • Making decisions regarding the appropriate care of students, deployment of staff etc, and informing the Registered Manager as appropriate.
  • Supporting the team of care workers and advising on good working practice.
  • Training new members of staff.
  • Intervening when required to diffuse difficult situations or assist care workers in a manner supportive to their role.
  • Ensuring parents are informed of their child’s progress and any issues relating to their child.

*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 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 Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare within 2 years of beginning employment at the school (if not already achieved).

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.

Benefits include a competitive pension, excellent training and development opportunities and private healthcare.

Interviews will involve a presentation & all applicants are advised to prepare in advance

Closing date: Friday 7th June at 4pm.

Interviews: Week commencing 17th June 2019

Home Manager – 38 Weeks : Job Description

Deputy Home Manager - 38 Weeks / Term-Time Only

£25,295 - £27,905 (Actual term time only salary)

Permanent position

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

Duties include:

  • In the absence of the Home Manager, acting as shift leader for a group of staff and undertake day to day supervision of their work.
  • Ensuring implementation of a previously agreed activity programme for each young person.
  • Ensuring individual young people’s care, medical, behaviour and communication plans are carried out by all team members.
  • Ensuring the implementation of policies formulated by the management team of the school.
  • In discussion with the Home Manager, making and implementing decisions regarding the appropriate care of students, deployment of staff etc, and informing the care management team as appropriate.
  • Supporting the team of care workers and advising on good working practice.
  • Intervening when required to diffuse difficult situations or assist care workers in a manner supportive to their role.
  • Ensuring parents are informed of their child’s progress and any issues relating to their child.
  • Undertaking a keyworker role for specific students.

*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 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 Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare within 2 years of beginning employment at the school (if not already achieved).

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.

Benefits include a competitive pension, excellent training and development opportunities and private healthcare.

Interviews will involve a presentation & all applicants are advised to prepare in advance

Closing date: Friday 7th June at 4pm.

Interviews: Week commencing 17th June 2019

Deputy Home Manager - 38 Weeks : Job Description

Childcare Support Assistant

£17,409 – £17,543pa

(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

£19,592 - £20,691pa

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

Interactive Story Teller / Library Co-ordinator

£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 7th June 2019

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 17th June 2019

Interactive Story Teller / Library Co-ordinator : Job Description

Senior Learning Support Assistant

 £19,220 - £21,220 (Actual term time only salary)

Permanent position

38.5 hours per week. Term-time only* (38 weeks per year plus 5 days training totalling 39 weeks per year)

*In addition, you will be required to commit to an additional two weeks work during short term break periods if required, for which additional payment will be made.

This role involves acting as a prime support for the teacher in a class group. When the teacher is present in the class they will work collaboratively together to support the children and young people, the staff team and the class environment.

In the planned absence of a teacher, leading and managing the class directing the implementation of schedules and person centred support plans for the young people.

In the unplanned short or long term absence of the teacher the SLSA will also be required to design and implement daily programmes and schedules under the direction of the Head of Department.

To have responsibility for a designated specialist area including delivering training and support to other education staff or induction. They will have specialist knowledge in particular areas, assist in the whole planning cycle and the management and preparation of resources, and to also provide cover for whole classes for short periods under an agreed period of supervision.

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

Closing date: Friday 7th June 2019 at 4pm

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 17th June 2019

We look forward to hearing from you.

Senior Learning Support Assistant : 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

£14,679 - £14,805 (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)

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

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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