Residential Childcare Officer - Meath School

Location: Meath School & Specialist Centre, Brox Road, Ottershaw, Surrey, KT16 0LF

Contract: Permanent, Full Time (39 hours per week, 39 weeks per year, all school holidays paid. Shift working across the week; mornings and evenings, Monday to Friday only with up to two sleep-ins a week)

Actual Annual Salary (FTE): £24,141 - £25,363 (plus up to £2652 for sleep-ins)

Do you have a passion for supporting children with difficulties speaking and understanding? Do you want to make a lasting difference to the lives of children who need residential care, including respite?

If the answer is yes, we want to hear from you! We are looking for a Residential Child Care Officer to join our committed and friendly residential team and to be part of our multi-disciplinary school team that puts our children at the centre of what we do.

As a Residential Childcare Officer you will plan activities for the children to be involved in and work closely with other staff in school including Therapists, Teachers and LSA’s. You will communicate effectively with parents and carers, complete daily reports and personal care within morning and evening routines.

A number of the children we support may need assistance with personal care, such as bathing, toileting and getting dressed. You will be computer literate and be able to set programmes and targets for key children.

You will encourage children to develop confidence, self-esteem and essential life skills. As part of our team, you will work hard to empower our young people, help them break through barriers and experience a range of varied opportunities and activities.

The successful candidate should have a Level 3 qualification in Caring for Children & Young People.

In return we will provide you with:

  • Support to thrive in the role from an experienced line manager and deputy.
  • Access to our employee benefits and wellbeing portal.
  • Annual pay increments subject to ongoing satisfactory performance.
  • A personal development plan and regular supervisions.
  • A full first aid provision focusing on physical and mental well-being.

To apply please send the completed application form (available to download below) to as soon as possible, and by 9am on Monday 6 June 2022 at the latest.  We will shortlist and interview whilst this vacancy remains live, so we encourage you to apply early.

Informal enquiries about this post can be made to Debbie Hanson, Residential Services Manager on 01932 872 302

I CAN works within the government’s Covid-19 guidelines.

I CAN is passionate about promoting equality, valuing diversity and working inclusively. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons particularly Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, unfortunately, we are not always able to respond to every applicant. If you have not received a response within one week after the closing date, you have not been successful on this occasion.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS and barred list check.



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