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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.

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 – 52 weeks

£32,196 - £34,796 pa

Permanent position

41 hours per week. All year round

Duties include:

  • Acting as team leader for a group of staff and undertaking day to day supervision of their work.

  • 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 of 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.

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

The closing date for applications is Thursday 15th November 2018 at 4pm. Interviews will be held on Thursday 29th / Friday 30th November 2018.

We look forward to hearing from you.

 Home Manager-52wk Job Description
 

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST

£29,055 - £30,756pa

37 hours per week, all year round

Permanent position

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

 

FEMALE WAKING NIGHT ATTENDANT

£24,991 - £27,203pa

(inclusive of 1/3 unsociable hours payment)

Full Time – 36.75 hours per week, all year round

Permanent position

Due to the nature of the personal care being provided, Section 7 (2) (a) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 applies.

The role of Waking Night Attendant involves remaining awake in order to be responsible for the supervision and care of our young people at night, particularly ensuring that night time routines follow pre-agreed strategies and procedures.

The shifts for this post are from 9.30pm to 8.00am including weekends, all year round. You will be required to work 3 or 4 shifts in a row, which will total 14 shifts in 28 days.

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 currently an open advertisement as the school is continuously seeking talented individuals to join our team. 

Female Waking Night Attendant Job Description
 

KEY WORKER Extended Provision

£23,352 - £26,446pa

Permanent position

41 hours per week. All year round

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.

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.

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.

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

Key Worker Extended Provision 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

 

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 CV’s 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 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