High Close is a successful non maintained special school offering day and residential provision for young people with complex social, emotional and mental health needs.
Staff within the care teams support young people to be able to access their education and provide a waking day curriculum to enable them to learn and develop social skills and coping strategies whilst providing them opportunities to experience new challenges and adventures.
It's a challenging environment, calling for resilience, patience and tolerance, helping us to ensure children can achieve success in a safe environment.
This is an excellent opportunity to work within our professional and highly motivated residential staff teams providing holistic care to ensure the best outcomes for our young people.
The position is for staff to join us on an as and when basis to support both the residential units and / or as and when support to the day unit pupils at lunchtimes. .
Previous experience of working with young people is desirable and the preferred candidates will also hold a relevant NVQ / Diploma level 3 Children and Young People / Residential Child Care.
Barnardo's is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education' applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including reference checks being taken up prior to interview.
For the successful candidate an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required.
When applying you must provide a full history of employment since leaving secondary education, including periods of any post-secondary education / training and part-time and voluntary work as well as full time employment.
Please also provide reasons for leaving each employment and explanations for any periods not in employment or education / training.
This is an ongoing vacancy, applications will be reviewed on a regular basis and shortlisting and interviews will be arranged accordingly
When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document.
This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.
We welcome planned visits from potential candidates.
At Barnardo's we believe in children no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below.
You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.
Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.
Barnardo's Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.
Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking.
Applicants must be willing to undergo relevant pre-employment checks, including references being taken up prior to interview and for the successful candidate, an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, in line with the Keeping Children Safe in Education Statutory Guidance.
As part of your application, you will need to provide full details of your employment since leaving secondary education, starting with your current or most recent employment first and then by working backwards, including reasons for leaving.
Please also include any periods of voluntary work and / or training, providing reasons for any periods not in employment, education or training.
Read further about our commitment to safeguarding and our pre-employment checks in our applicant information sheet below.