Job Ref No. ECC8825950-50S Position Type: Careworkers Pay Range: Local Government point 6 - 12
Position Start Date: 18/11/2019 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 25/10/2019 Midday Date of Interviews: w/c 4th November 2019  

Job Description

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Part-Time Residential Care Assistant - Christopher's Cottage, to Cover Maternity Leave

(Fixed Term)

Local Government Scale Point 6 - 12

(£9.94 per hour to £11.19 per hour according to qualifications and experience)

16 hours per week - 52 weeks per year. There may be additional shifts available which could include nights and weekends.

Christopher's Cottage is a specialist special educational needs residential respite care facility.

We are seeking to appoint an additional experienced care assistant to work at this 52 weeks per year establishment which makes provision for children aged between 5 - 19 with disabilities.

Your weekly hours may include night awake duties and weekends and you may also be required to work on shifts during the day and evenings depending on the needs of the business.

Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce is now a requirement and new care assistants will be required to undertake this qualification within 6 months of their start date (funded by Christopher's Cottage). Full valid driving license holder is preferable.

For further details about the post and to arrange a visit please contact Daniel Lambert, Residential Care Manager, Christopher's Cottage. Visits are essential prior to interview.

We are committed to ensuring the welfare and safeguarding of all children and young people in our care. All staff will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check.

Information about the School

The St. Christopher School is a specialist special school for Communication & Interaction for pupils aged 3 - 19. We work with a wide range of pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, communication & interaction difficulties and range of learning difficulties. The school is part of SEN Trust Southend.

SEN Trust Southend opened as a formal partnership on 1 September 2017. The four special schools, The St. Christopher School, Kingsdown School, Lancaster School and St. Nicholas School have always worked closely together to create a strong group of special schools which aim to meet the majority of needs of those pupils who require specialist support in a specialist educational school with Southend. We created the Multi-Academy Trust to help us continue this work.

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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Contact Information

Jackie Mullan
Mountdale Gardens, Leigh-on-Sea
Essex, SS9 4AW
Telephone: 01702 524193