Pay: Scale 1C
Start Date: Immediate
£15,842 (Actual term time only salary, all year round equivalent £18,198)
37.5 hours per week, 08:30 - 16:30 Monday - Friday, Term-Time only* (38 weeks per year plus 5 days training totalling 39 weeks per year)
*You will be required to work up to a maximum of two weeks for the school's short term break provision if required, for which an extra payment will be made.
Bradstow is a creative and unique residential school for children between the ages of 5 & 19. It is situated in 13 acres of parkland in Broadstairs, Kent. We seek to meet the needs of children and young people with autism and severe learning difficulties with associated behaviours that may be challenging using a Gentle Teaching approach and engaging in reflective practice. We have achieved national recognition for our developments in Communication and Behaviour Management and Children's Rights. We have been awarded the Gold standard for the Investors in People accreditation and can offer a vibrant, life-long career.
The aim of this post is to provide support to a named student and their classroom group during school hours. The duties will not be confined solely to the named student but also involve working with other students in the class. You will be required to take on responsibility for a variety of everyday tasks as directed by teaching staff.
With guidance from teaching staff you will work as part of the class team to implement all aspects of the students' educational programme and will play an important role in safeguarding the students' health and safety.
For all posts we look for candidates who are mature, warm, creative and open to learning with a patient and caring attitude to deal sensitively with vulnerable children.
We offer a generous salary and benefits including:
- Highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme
- Employee Rewards High Street Discount Scheme
- Private medical insurance
- Investors In People Gold Accredited employer
- Fantastic training and development opportunities
- Thorough induction process
- Strong health and well-being focus
- Free meals with our young people
- Term time working
The selection process for this post will comprise of an interview and short literacy test.
Please note that safeguarding of our young people is our number one priority at Bradstow, therefore all successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and thorough pre-employment checks.
This is presently an open advertisement and the school is continuously seeking talented individuals to join our team.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Closing Date: 25/06/2021 at 16:00
Information about the school
Bradstow is a residential special school registered as a childrens' home and maintained by the London Borough of Wandsworth for children and young people with severe intellectual disabilities who are on the autistic spectrum continuum. Many of our children and young people have associated communication difficulties and emotional/behavioural challenges associated with their disabilities and medical problems.
Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.