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Job Ref No. ECC7069-425 Position Type: Careworkers Pay Range: Scale 6
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 16/07/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: 20/12/23  

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We are looking to expend our Residential Team and appoint a number of Head of House staff to work under the direction of our Head of Care andalongside our Deputy Heads of Care as shift leaders.

The position is Term Time only

Hours: 37 hours per week on a 2 week rolling shift pattern, with sleep in duties (additional allowance paid for these)

Week 1
Mon - 13: 30-22:00
Tues - 06:30-14:30
Wed - 13:30-22:00
Thur- 06:30-14:30
Fri - 06:30-12:30
Week 2
Mon - 13:30-22:00
Tues - 13:30-22:00
Wed - 06:30-14:30
Thurs - 13:30-22:00
Fri - 06:30 - 12:30

Salary: Scale 6 Starting from £26,873 Pro Rata (Actual starting salary from £23,038.42) £13.93 an hour, salary included 5.7 weeks paid holiday allowance

Qualifications: You will need to have a level 3 in Residential Childcare or be willing to work towards in addition to the job role

Principle duties and responsibilities:
To understand and apply school policies in relation to health, safety and welfare, confidentiality, dress code and conflicts of interest.
• To attend appropriate meetings/trainings about individual pupils and/or matters affecting the general running of the residential school.
• To work with individual pupils or small groups of pupils in a variety of activities both on and off site.
• To provide appropriate support to pupils with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorders, behavioural, communication, social, sensory and/or physical difficulties in a therapeutic manner.
• To understand specific learning needs and styles and to provide differentiated support to pupils individually and within a group.
• To establish positive relationships with pupils and parents.
• To participate in home visits where required with another member of Senior Staff.
• To attend to pupils' personal needs including help with social, welfare, care and health matters, including toileting, dressing, feeding (orally or through a tube), mobility etc.
• To carry out specific additional care tasks for individual pupils at the direction of a qualified member of staff and once full training has been given.
• To support our positive school ethos and Behaviour Management policies.
• To participate in the planning and evaluation of learning activities with the Head of Care/Deputy Head of Care, contributing to reports and records as required.

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.

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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HR Department
Winstree Road, Colchester
Essex, CO3 0PZ
Telephone: 01206 563321
Email: recruitment@lexdensprings.essex.sch.uk

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