Join our dynamic Education Team
Join us to make a difference to the education some of the most complex, vulnerable and challenging children in the country.
Clayfields House is a national resource 20 bed Secure Children’s Home providing education, secure accommodation, intervention and treatment for children between 10 –18 years. Children are placed with us through the youth justice system, on remand or sentenced for serious offences. Our children experience complex and very challenging behaviours, emotional and mental health needs and a wide variety of additional learning needs.
Education provision at Clayfields House has been judged “outstanding” by Ofsted for over 10 years. We provide a full time education and broad curriculum. Due to the increasingly complex needs of our students we are expanding the number of teaching assistants we employ. Amongst the other items of the person specification applicants will need to demonstrate:
- Successful experience of working with children who have highly challenging behaviour and complex emotional and mental health needs and a wide variety of additional learning needs.
- Excellent literacy and numeracy skills.
- Physical and academic ability to support in lessons across the curriculum including in PE lessons.
- Emotional resilience and ability to empathise with and support the most special and challenging of children day in and day out to make a real difference in their lives.
Working hours will be 32.5 hours per week term time only:
- 08.45 to 16.00 Monday
- 08.45 to 16.30 Tuesday
- 08.45 to 17.00 Wednesday
- 08.45 to 16.15 Thursday
- 08.45 to 15.30 Friday
School holidays apply but are taken at different intervals to mainstream schools according to the needs of the centre. Hours and holiday dates are non negotiable due to the needs of the centre.
Rates of pay for this post are dependant on experience:
Qualified Grade 4 £19,945 - £22,462 p.a.
Unqualified Grade 3 £18,795 - £19,554 p.a.
If you would like to discuss this post please contact Toni Tomlinson, Inclusion Coordinator or Linda Wright, Head of Education on 0115 917 0010.
Please not that due to the high volume of applications expected and the need to safeguard children only shortlisted applications will visit the centre.
Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.
The County Council welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.