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School Administrator - Full-time - Special Needs Position

The Sallygate School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-6137-62S
  • Posted:30/11/2022
  • Pay:£19,871.25 - £23,589.76
  • Start Date:TBC
  • App Close Date:30/12/2022 at 17:00
  • Interviews:TBC




Salary range £19,871.25 - £23,589.76 per annum with opportunities to progress

Permanent Full Time Position – 37.5 hours per week

Channels & Choices is an award winning, dynamic company specialising in children’s residential care, Fostering and Education based in South-East Kent. OFSTED judge our services as ‘Outstanding’

We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic, hard working person to provide general administrative and receptionist support to our Sallygate School.

Channels and Choices Therapeutic Community specialise in working with children who have experienced trauma, most will have an attachment disorder. We create a secure base for all the children in our care and we focus on achieving the best outcomes for these children.

The post is permanent, full-time position (37.5 hours per week). Further benefits include 36 days paid annual leave per year (to be taken in the school holidays) and a loyalty scheme which rewards you with extra annual leave following 2 years of service.

This post will also come with a full package of in-house training and the opportunity to undertake a Level 2/3 Diploma in Business Administration.

We have a strong commitment to staff development and there will be considerable opportunities for internal and external training and for sharing good practice within the community.

Channels and Choices are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the young people in our care. Staff are all required to adhere to the organisation’s Safeguarding Policies and Procedures. This post will be subject to a clear Enhanced DBS Disclosure, an employment background check, satisfactory references & verification of a right to work in the UK. As part of our commitment to Safer Recruitment, CV’s cannot be considered without a completed application form.

Job Summary

To provide administration, reception and general office support to the school. To be an effective and efficient team member contributing to the smooth and efficient running of the school and the organisation overall. The post holder is primarily based in and supports the school, but forms part of a wider administrative team supporting the organisation as a whole.

Information about the school

Channels and Choices was established in 2005. It was founded by a group of Qualified Social Workers who had become increasingly frustrated with the quality of children’s services when placing young people. From that time Channels & Choices has developed in to a centre of excellence in therapeutic child care services. Channels and Choices Therapeutic Community comprises of 6 children’s residential homes, a DfE registered school, a therapeutic fostering service and a resident therapy team. Currently graded Good with Outstanding Features at the last Ofsted Inspection in 2018

In December 2011 Channels and Choices opened The Sallygate School. This is a school for children with SEMH (Social, Emotional, Mental Health) needs. The school curriculum caters for key stages 2, 3 and 4 and has a high level of staff to pupil ratios to ensure that each individual child has the opportunity to reach their full potential. The school offers a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum blended with the National Curriculum.

The school works alongside the resident therapy team, to help young people work through difficult emotional and behavioural difficulties, which often present as extreme barriers to their learning.

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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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.