Childcare Officer St Marys Academy
Hours of work: 42.5 hours per week Working pattern: Full-time and Term-time only. (As the position is term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)
Closing date: Sunday 29 October 2017
For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
St Mary's School (SABDEN) Maynards Green, Horam, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 0BT
Please note, we do not accept CVs.
About the Role
St. Mary's School School is a Specialist School for secondary pupils with Social, Emotional And Mental Health needs (SEMH). All pupils attending the school have an Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP) or Statement of Educational Needs in place.
We are looking to appoint a Childcare Officer to work as part of a strong Care Team who enable our pupils to access the N.E.S.T which is our residential provision.
The successful candidate will have some experience of working with and positively engaging young people. You will be aware of the needs of young men who may be disengaged with all aspects of school life and you will be confident about being a positive role model for them. You will be enthusiastic, flexible and resilient in your working practice to ensure the best possible outcomes for our young people.
The successful candidate will be a team player and will value the importance of setting high standards for young people, whilst also being able to secure meaningful and professional relationships.
Pupils accessing the N.E.S.T engage in a wide range of activities aimed at encouraging healthy lifestyles and routines. The care and well-being of our pupils is paramount and you will have a thorough understanding of Safeguarding and Childcare protocols.
There will be sleeping in duties (for which there is an additional allowance of approximately 1,500 p/a) on a rota basis.
St. Mary's School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, written references and other employment checks.
It is recommended that all candidates interested in the post contact the school and speak to Jane Woodfine to arrange a discussion and possible show round of the school with Annabel Hodge, Head of Care.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agencys Points-based Immigration System. From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits. The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).
All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children. All school staff should be aware of the schools Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.