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Care Officer

We are seeking an energetic, enthusiastic and committed person to join our care team.  The successful candidate will need to be tolerant, understanding, show care and concern whilst being firm and consistent.  They must not be over sensitive and a good sense of humour is essential.

Post No 23.06

Salary: £27,041 per annum pro rata

16-18 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (term time only)

The successful candidate will work within a dedicated team of staff in one of our residential houses.  Ideally you will need experience with working with people and managing difficult pupils.  Duties include caring for small groups of pupils, keyworker responsibilities for allocated pupils, recording information, writing reports, leading activities and supporting pupils to behave in an appropriate manner and being their advocate where appropriate. The post is 18 hours per week worked over 39 weeks.

This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken and written aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

Closing date: Monday 20th February 2023 at 9:00am

Start date:  As soon as possible

A full induction programme and opportunities for professional development will be provided.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A copy of our safeguarding policy can be found here : Safeguarding Policy Webpage. This role falls under KCSIE regulated activities and as such it is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relating to children. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check. Please ensure you read and understand our Privacy Notice, which is attached with this pack, before applying. We make appointments in accordance with our Recruitment and Selection Policy.

Interested applicants may contact the school for further information.

Please ensure you complete the Orchard Manor School application form which accompanies this advert. Applicants are advised that submitting an incorrect or insufficiently completed application form will result in non-selection for interview.

Particular attention should be made to career history since secondary education and referees meeting the required criteria. 

Please send completed applications to: