KEY WORKER – Term Time Only
£24,581 - £28,235 Pro-Rata (£22,183 - £25,481 Actual term time only salary)
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. We have been awarded the Gold standard for the Investors in People accreditation and can offer a vibrant, life-long career.
Working as part of the childcare team, this role involves providing care and support to students mornings, evenings and weekends, being a student’s Key Worker 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 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
• Employee Rewards High Street Discount 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 short literacy test.
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.
We look forward to hearing from you.