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Head of Care Needed for New Residential Setting

Job description

We are seeking to appoint a caring highly motivated, experienced person to join a new provision working with learners with a have a variety of severe learning difficulties, including some with autism and/or challenging behaviour and some with serious medical conditions. The setting is a special school for pupils aged 3-19 yrs and the role will be to lead the new Residential Respite Site.

Significant experience of working in a residential children's provision is essential, as is the highest commitment to improving the lives of young people and their parents/carers. We are looking for an experienced individual with at least 5 years' experience in a residential/respite child care setting at a senior level and the ideal candidate will be flexible, caring and follow a therapeutic approach.

You will be:

  • experienced in imagining life from each individual learners' point of view
  • experienced in leadership and management in a residential child care setting.
  • passionate about supporting young people with additional needs and disabilities
  • outstanding at forming positive relationships and developing positive partnerships
  • self-motivated and driven by opportunities to make a positive difference for learners and their families
  • a highly skilled communicator
  • positive, resourceful, innovative and able to embrace change
  • skilled at managing and supporting a large team
  • have a firm understanding of the National Minimum Standards for Residential Special Schools

We can offer you the opportunity to:

  • spend time with amazing young people and their parents/carers
  • join a hardworking, committed and professional team of staff with a supportive governing body
  • be key to the development and successful opening of this new purpose built provision

This is a full time role to be worked on an annualised hours contract. Interested candidates must have the flexibility to work differing patterns according to the needs of the provision - including night awake shifts and being on call.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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