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Job Ref No. ECC7069-438 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 5
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 02/06/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Residential Support care worker- Residential Unit (Pupils board Monday - Thursday nights)

Working hours: 26 or 37 hours per week, shift work Monday to Friday. Term Time (Plus Non Pupil Days). Shift pattern is a rolling 2 week rota, times to be confirmed but usually one week of earlies and one week of lates. The residential week begins at 12.30pm every Monday and finishes at 12.30pm on a Friday. You should also be aware that the shifts will include times before and after school hours.

Pay:Scale 5 (Points 9-11) starting salary from £13.02 per hour, paid as an annual salary inclusive of 5.7 weeks holiday pay allowance, paid in 12 equal installments

£15,132.49 for 26 hours and£21,534.70 for 37 hours. Plus sleep in allowance

Start Date: April 2024

The role will include supporting our awesome pupils during their time at the residential unit, including participating in trips and activities, evening meals, breakfast and bedtime and morning routines, whilst following the school's ethos to deliver a therapeutic approach to behaviour and learning. You will be required to help with personal care and well as housekeeping duties. You will also be expected to have a level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People's social care pathway or equivalent or be prepared to work towards the same. The school will support you in getting enrolled in this if you do not hold the qualification.

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.Our pupils can start their boarding journey with us from the age of 5 years old up until their 16th birthday.

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.

Please note: Due to the nature of the role, all breaks in the evening/night will need to be taken on site, you should also be aware that Lexden Springs is a non smoking site.

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.

We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability status.

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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Winstree Road, Colchester
Essex, CO3 0PZ
Telephone: 01206 563321

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