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Residential Childcare Officer - Fixed Term - Special Needs Position

Stone Bay School, Broadstairs

  • Ref:KCC886-7058-119S
  • Posted:17/03/2023
  • Pay:KR3 £19,293 FTE (Actual £16667 per year)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:31/03/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:W/C 24/04/23


Residential Child Care Officer

Term Time only 37 hours

9 month fixed term Contract

Kent Range 3 Salary £19293 (Actual Salary £16667)

The hours will be on a split-shift system: 7.30 am – 9.15 am and 3.30 pm – 10.30 pm Monday to Thursday, Friday 7.30am-10am.  There is no weekend working with this position.

We are looking for a committed, enthusiastic individual who will assist in the provision of a safe and homely environment both individually and as part of a team to help young people achieve their potential by strengthening areas of weakness and developing areas of strength.  Good interpersonal skills, patience and initiative is essential to work in this challenging but highly rewarding role.   Level 3 Diploma in residential child care or equivalent or a commitment to start this qualification within six months is required.   

Under direction and guidance, you will tend to the physical, medical, social and recreational needs of residential pupils. Previous experience within a school or care setting is desirable, together with a qualification at NVQ / Diploma Level 3.  Training will though be arranged on appointment.

  We wish to appoint someone who has:

  • Experience of working within a residential child care setting is desirable.
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • A friendly, flexible and professional approach, particularly when under pressure.
  • You will have a positive approach to working with children and a commitment to our safeguarding procedures.

 We are the school for you because:

  • Our school values in “getting it right for our children”
  • Every day will be varied and highly rewarding
  • It is a privilege to watch our children grow and develop

 We can offer you:

  • A highly motivated and dedicated team of residential and support staff embracing school improvement.
  • Opportunities for professional development and to gain new skills
  • A caring and supportive leadership team who lead with passion and kindness
  • A benefits support package through KCC
  • Excellent Pension Scheme

 Stone Bay School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants will be subject to recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasize the school’s commitment to the safeguarding of its pupils and staff.  Posts are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, two satisfactory references, an adequate pre-employment health check and verification of the right to work in the UK

Information about the school

We specialise in providing day and residential education for pupils aged 4 to 19 years who have a diagnosis of Autism.

We believe that all our pupils are entitled to the very best possible education delivered in an environment that is both safe and conducive to learning. We work tirelessly to ensure we get this just right for all our pupils.

Our unique school is situated on Stone Bay in the seaside town of Broadstairs in a beautiful Victorian building which benefits from stunning views over the English Channel. The local coastal environment provides many unique and enjoyable learning opportunities for our pupils.

At Stone Bay School every staff member plays an important role in ensuring our children have the opportunities to achieve their full potential.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Susan Burton
  • Address:70 Stone Road, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1EB
  • Telephone: (01843) 863421
  • Email: hr@stone-bay.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01843) 866652


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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.