CHILDCARE SUPPORT ASSISTANT
£19,054 (Actual term time only salary inclusive of 10% unsociable hours allowance)
41 hours per week. 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.
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.
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.
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 you will be required to commit to achieving The Level 3 Diploma 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.
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
• Term time working
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.
This is presently an open advertisement and the school is continuously seeking talented individuals to join our team.
To apply please see our website for details. Please note we do not accept CVs and ask all applicants to complete an application form which can be downloaded from our website and emailed or posted to us.
We look forward to hearing from you.