Residential Child Care Officer

3 April 2019
Fixed Term
Childcare, School/Academy Services
Part Time - Term Time Only
This is a Fixed Term appointment until 31.3.2020
Fountaindale School, Nottingham Rd, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 5BA
18.5 Hrs
Scale NJE Grade 4 pt 19 £18,746 – pt 23 £21,268 pro-rata, based on part time working hours and a term time only working pattern - A sleeping in allowance of £34.00 p/night (Depending on experience and qualifications)

Required as soon as possible a part-time 18.5 hours, term time only, Residential Child Care Officer to assist in the evening and morning running of the school’s residential facility. The facility operates for 2 nights per week Monday and Tuesday and caters for a small number of children with specific physical disabilities.

The facility aims to provide an educational experience, in which students can develop their independence skills and work towards future supported self-living.

We are looking for committed, preferably experienced and qualified staff who will assist in further developing and implementing the philosophy of the school through the 24 hour curriculum. Duties will include assisting pupils in the development and implementation of their Care Plans and Individual Education Plans in liaison with other professionals, monitoring and recording pupil progress against individual targets, and assisting in the organisation of independence activities. ‘Sleeping in duty’ (on call) may be required on a rota basis for which an additional allowance (£34.00 per night) is paid.

Good communication skills, flexibility and the ability to work as part of a team are essential qualities for the post along with relevant experience of working with children with a range of special needs.

Applicants should preferably hold a relevant Children’s Workforce Level 3 diploma or equivalent in the field of residential child care or be willing to undertake training at this level in their own time whilst in post.

Fountaindale School is committed to safer recruitment procedures. All appointments are subject to enhanced DBS checks, checks of professional qualifications and eligibility.

Closing date: 3 April 2019 - Interviews will be held after the half term break

All completed applications should be returned to no later than the closing date.

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