Childcare Officer

Long Term
Great Yamouth
£9.00 - £14.00 Per Hour (Plus sleep in allowance)
14-01-2022 02:50 PM

We are seeking to appoint some fantastic Childcare Officers at our wonderful partnering Residential Special school. 

The Academy is a residential special school for boys in the age range 7 – 16 with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

During this role, you will be supporting pupils in class similarly to a Teaching Assistant. This will involve you supporting the pupil's progress. This role will also require you to commit to 35 hours per week as well as one or two sleep ins per week on the residential side of the school. 

You must be reliable, patient and persistent, as well as having a  loyal and kind nature towards the pupils. It is important that you can  communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing in order to undertake the requirements of the role.

Childcare Officer specific responsibilities: 

  • Taking part in the admission process for the child and providing an initial and ongoing contact point for the family at the Academy for routine problems that may arise.
  • In discussion and liaison with the Head of Care to maintain contact with the family on a regular basis and to be involved in any work with the family that may be deemed appropriate.
  • To keep casework records up to date on the child and family.
  • Attending and participating in, making recommendations and preparing reports for, the child’s regular and statutory review meetings, case conferences, Childcare Officer/Teacher Tutor liaison meetings and parents’ evenings.
  • All staff at this level must hold an NVQ2 or be willing to work towards this qualification.
  • Must work towards the BTEC Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare or equivalent.

Childcare Officer other responsibilities: 

  • Provide support to Primary/Secondary aged learners within an SEN School/Alternative Provision.
  • The implementation of an agreed pattern of sensitive, but effective, care and control to provide the children with a secure, safe and stimulating environment conducive to physical, emotional, educational and social development, so that pupils enjoy a calm and relaxed group living experience.
  • To be responsible for the training and counselling of pupils in personal and social competence, including: relationships, health, hygiene, domestic etiquette, dress and safety.
  • To be responsible for the safety of children by exercising adequate control and supervision.
  • Passionate about supporting young people with complex and communication needs.
  • Passionate about working with young people with Autism.
  • Be able to manage behaviour in the correct manner. 
  • Participate fully in the daily observation and recording of pupils’ behaviour and progress in the appropriate manner.
  • To “sleep-in” as per rota. When asked by the Deputy Heads of Care to cover the absence of a colleague who is unable to do this duty.  This is on a temporary basis during the year.
  • To liaise with the Academy Support Manager with regard to all domestic arrangements affecting pupils where required by the Deputy Heads of Care.
  • Work in partnership with, peers, parents, carers to ensure the best possible platform is given.
  • To be actively involved in the Academy’s recreational and social programme and engage individuals and groups of pupils in constructive, enterprising and a socially extending range of leisure pursuits. To have specific responsibility for the involvement of pupils in the residence in such activities.
  • To work alongside the Deputy Heads of Care by engaging in the Academy day supporting pupils’ social and emotional development in lessons. This will entail working with those students who find it difficult to maintain their place in the classroom due to their level of disturbance.  Where necessary this may involve removal of the student from the lesson and working on a one to one basis with that particular student until he is able to retake his place in the classroom.

We are keen to speak to people about this Childcare Officer role with the following skills and experience:

  • Be committed to striving for the best outcome for the young people you work with.
  • Eagerness to work in SEND. Passion for supporting young people or adults with SEND.
  • Friendly and have the needed attributes to engage with learners within the settings.
  • Hold an NVQ2/3 or be willing to work towards this qualification.
  • Willing to work towards the BTEC Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare or equivalent.

As a Childcare Officer, why work with Inspire EHC:

  • Dedicated consultant to assist you throughout the process. Online application process.
  • Weekly pay (PAYE inclusive of 12.07% holiday pay)
  • Online timesheet portal (when working for Inspire EHC)
  • Friendly/honest team
  • Help you develop your career not just find you a job.

At Inspire EHC we work with a number of SEN Schools throughout Surrey and East Anglia and would be delighted to welcome you as part of our team.

Inspire EHC ltd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All applicants are subject to a satisfactory enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and at least two independent references. Inspire EHC ltd are an Equal Opportunities employer.


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