Head of Care - Residential Respite Care

Lexden Springs School, Colchester
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Job Ref No. ECC7069-149 Position Type: Careworkers Pay Range: Band 5/6 Depending on Experience
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 02/06/2019 Midnight Date of Interviews: 11/6/2019  

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Head of Care - 37 hours per week. Term Time (Plus Non Pupil Days).Start Date: ASAP pending relevant checks and references.

We are looking for an experienced individual with at least 5 years' experience in a residential/respite child care setting at a senior level to lead our new Residential Respite Site. The ideal candidate will be flexible, caring and follow a therapeutic approach.

As Head of Care you are expected to take responsibility for ensuring that the children and young people receive a level of residential care which displays a commitment to the philosophy outlined by Lexden Springs School. Our aim is to promote a positive, caring environment which focuses upon and addresses the needs of each individual child or young person. You will also be responsible for the deployment, supoprt and supervision of all Residential Care Staff.

Lexden Springs is an inspiring school where no two days are ever the same (but a smile is always guaranteed!) which caters for pupils aged 3 - 19 who have a variety of severe learning difficulties, including some with autism and/or challenging behaviour and some with serious medical conditions.

We pride ourselves in having high quality and enthusiastic staff that encourage our pupils to achieve their fullest potential academically, socially, emotionally, physically, morally, spiritually and aesthetically, enabling each pupil to grow in confidence, and able to participate in the wider community. We support our staff in doing this by offering a high level of training and development throughout their time at Lexden Springs and encouraging them too to also reach their fullest potential.

Lexden Springs School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of the Safer Recruitment process the successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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School Office
Halstead Road, Colchester
Essex, CO3 9AB
Telephone: 01206 563321
Email: admin@lexdensprings.essex.sch.uk

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