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Job Vacancies at Bradstow

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

INDIVIDUAL LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANT

£14,473 - £14,585 (Actual term time only salary, all year round equivalent £16,626 - £16,755)

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)

 

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.

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.

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 To 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
 

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST

£31,401 - £34,106 pa

Permanent position

 

37 hours per week, all year round

In this role you will lead a specialist Communication Team (Including the Learning Resources Centre) to support children and young adults with complex needs including Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Severe Learning Disabilities and associated challenging behaviours. This will be carried out in close collaboration with all contact staff and teams, to develop the students’ overall communication and language skills with a focus on functional skills in everyday life.

You will be required to take the lead on all communication and language issues at Bradstow, acting as the point of reference for educational and residential staff teams at all levels. You will also be responsible for providing support, guidance and professional development to child contact staff and families on developing functional communication skills.

Speech and Language Therapist 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

 

Keyworker – 38 Weeks / Term-Time Only

 £21,074 - £23,866

Permanent position

41 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.

Working as part of the childcare team, this role involves providing care and support to students mornings, evenings and weekends, being a student’s Keyworker and some management responsibility. You will need to be able to demonstrate previous experience in a similar role to be considered for this post.

The hours for this post include split shifts during the week, weekend starts from 7.30am on the early shift and finishes at 10.00pm on the late shift.

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

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

Closing date: Friday 19th April 2019 at 4pm

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 6th May 2019

We look forward to hearing from you.

Keyworker - 38weeks / Term-Time Only Job Description 

 

FLEXIBANK TEAM SUPPORT WORKERS

We have additional opportunities to cover within either the classrooms or residences on an as required hourly paid basisup 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.

Introduction to Gentle Teaching [pdf - 664kb]
Vision Statement [pdf - 164kb]
Key Functions [pdf - 556kb]
Staff Prospectus [pdf - 2098kb]
Application pack covering letter [pdf - 221kB] 
Section 6 Guidance [pdf - 178kb]
Information Pack [pdf - 260kB]
Application Form [Microsoft Word 97-2003 document format - 316kB]
Application Form [pdf - 54kB]
Job Applicants privacy notice [pdf - 419kB]
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
Ofsted Outstanding 2008-2009, BCS, Cache, EFQM, Wandsworth, Sen Specialist Schools, Healthy School, Investors in People | Champion, Silver, iNet, Specialist Schools and Academies Trust
Bradstow School
34 Dumpton Park Drive
Broadstairs
Kent
CT10 1BY
T: 01843 862123
F: 01843 866648
E: info@bradstow.wandsworth.sch.uk