ASSISTANT HEAD OF CARE
£41,941 + Sleeping in allowance
41 hours per week, all year round.
Bradstow is a creative and unique residential school for children between the ages of 5 & 19. It is situated in 13 acres of parkland in Broadstairs, Kent. 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. In our most recent OFSTED inspections we have achieved a rating of Outstanding for our school and Good for our residential homes.
Reporting to the Head of Residential Services, this role involves leading and supervising the residential childcare provision of the school. The post-holder will be responsible for ensuring that the Childcare team supports and enhances the work of the Educational team, and to facilitate the development of a high quality living and recreational environment for the young people.
The post-holder will act as a member of the SMT and work with Governors and other agencies that work with the school and attend and participate in SMT meetings.
The hours for this post include shift and weekend work, and flexibility is required.
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 offer a generous salary and benefits including:
• Highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme
• Private medical insurance
• Investors In People Gold Accredited employer
• Fantastic training and development opportunities
• Thorough induction process
• Strong health and well-being focus
• Free meals with our young people
• Generous annual leave
The selection process for this post will comprise of an interview, presentation and a written exercise.
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 thorough pre-employment checks.
Please note we do not accept CVs and ask all applicants to complete an application form. To apply please see our website for details.
Closing date for applications: Tuesday 18th February at 4pm
Interviews: Thursday 27th February
We look forward to hearing from you.