Childcare Support Assistant

  • £21,588 (inclusive of 10% unsociable hours allowance)
  • Broadstairs, Kent
  • Bradstow School


£21,588 (inclusive of 10% unsociable hours allowance)

Permanent position

41 hours per week, all year round.

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. We seek to meet the needs of children and young people with autism and severe learning difficulties with associated behaviours that may be challenging. We have achieved national recognition for our developments in Communication and Behaviour Management. In our most recent OFSTED inspections we have achieved a rating of Outstanding for our school and Good for our residential homes.

The purpose of this role is to provide support to the residential unit where a named student, who has been identified as requiring additional support, resides during out-of-school hours. The duties will not be confined solely to the named student but also involve working with other students in the residential unit.

The hours for this post include split shifts, some starts from 7.30am, some finishes at 10.00pm and weekend work.

No formal qualifications or experience are necessary for this post, but you will be required to commit to achieving The Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare within 2 years of beginning employment at the school.

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

• 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

• Generous annual leave

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.

Please note we do not accept CVs and ask all applicants to complete an application form. To apply please see our website for details.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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