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Residential Care Worker - Full-time

Caldecott Foundation School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-7003-89S
  • Posted:29/06/2022
  • Pay:£24,440 to £26,670
  • Start Date:TBC
  • App Close Date:29/07/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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Residential Care Worker, Ashford, Kent

Salary from £24,440 to £26,670 (Full Time)

 

ABOUT US

The Caldecott Foundation has been helping children build a future for over 110 years.  We provide schools, homes and therapeutic services to children and young people.  We are passionate about improving outcomes for our young people, encouraging life skills, and developing their social skills through play and education, whilst having fun.  We pride ourselves on providing our children and young people with exciting opportunities and an outstanding environment to live in. 

ABOUT YOU

  • Are you looking for a career not just a job, with the opportunity to grow into a managerial role?
  • Do you have an interest in children’s mental health, psychology, or education?
  • Do you want to help children who may have experienced trauma recover and build a future?

WHAT KIND OF PERSON DO WE NEED?

  • Someone who is fun, kind, a safe and reliable role model
  • Calm, enthusiastic, creative, and have a great sense of humour
  • A team player, who is keen to grow and work on their own skills
  • Physically fit, happy to work hours around the needs of our children, and not offended by the odd swear word
  • Resilient, emotionally aware, and level-headed
  • Able to see beyond behaviour and seek to understand the communication of need
  • Someone who is happy to use our cars to drive our young people to activities and appointments

WHAT WE CAN GIVE YOU 

The benefits you receive will increase over time in recognition of your commitment and dedication and include:

  • Salary: £24,440 - £26,670 - (Inclusive of basic salary plus 2 sleep-ins per week)
  • 39 or 45 hours per week contracts available
  • 28 days holiday entitlement (inclusive of Bank Holidays) – increasing to 30 days after 3 years of service
  • Solid career progression, with recognised qualifications, up to and including Masters level, funded by the company
  • a health cashback scheme (which covers you and up to four children),
  • a company pension scheme
  • an employee assistance programme
  • vouchers and discounts off retail, food, and entertainment
  • a cycle to work scheme
  • If you already hold a Level 3 NVQ or Diploma in Children’s Workforce Qualification then we are delighted to offer you a guaranteed interview and, subject to the satisfactory completion of your probation, a £500 bonus

SOUND LIKE A MATCH?

Please send your CV and contact details to bethany.cook@caldecottfoundation.co.uk or call us on 01303 815639.

The Caldecott Foundation is committed to safeguarding children.  We follow safer recruitment guidelines, and all appointments will be subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Information about the school

Information about the Caldecott School, Smeeth (Near Ashford) Kent.

The Caldecott School is a non-maintained special school catering for young people, aged between 8 and 18 years. Our pupils have a variety of needs including Autism (ASD), Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties, and a range of communication needs. Governors, senior leaders and all staff teams work tirelessly to provide a safe, stimulation and nurturing learning environment where boys and girls can develop their full potential.

Caldecott is a non-maintained special school with 56 young people on roll, aged between 5 – 16 years.

We have invested in Forest School and each class spends a morning in the woods engaging in outdoor learning. A creative curriculum supported by trips, land-based learning. P.E. and food technology ensures our pupils have a balanced education to meet their needs.

In helping children build a future, we are committed to developing support networks and strategies that young people will require in today’s society. Through a personalised curriculum offer, underpinned by a holistic approach to therapeutic interventions we aim to re-engage each and every learner. Our approach supports rapid improvements in pupils’ behaviour and builds the key competencies and skills pupils need for the next stage of their learning, be that moving between a key stage, re-integration to a new school or transition to college or work.

Every one of our students is treated as an individual and has the support of a highly qualified and experienced staff team including therapists, teachers, teaching assistants and boarding staff. We have also invested heavily in modern, well equipped classrooms and work areas to provide our pupils with an outstanding environment in which to grow and learn.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).