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SEN Teacher - Horley - South of England - £23,472 per annum

My Choice School, part of My Choice Children's Homes, is recruiting a qualified and experienced teacher to work in our school in Horley, Surrey.

My Choice Schools cater for students ranging from Yr7 to Yr11 with very challenging behaviours and complex emotional needs.  Most students are Looked After Children and may have EHCPs. Students are unable to manage in conventional school settings and require resilient and committed staff teams.   

Applicants are required to have experience of working with challenging behaviours in an educational setting and a proven track record of a commitment to improving outcomes for young people. Teachers will deliver a Key Stage 3 and 4 curriculum based on AQA units, ASDAN short courses and awards and English and maths at Functional Skills and GCSE level. Teachers will be required to teach a range of subjects and subject support and guidance is provided by teachers in other My Choice Schools.  Applications are particularly welcome from teachers who can offer science or vocational subjects. 

The role is a permanent full time position; we are looking for the right candidate to commence employment as soon as possible. 

The working conditions of the role is as follows:

  • Working hours Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
  • Holiday entitlement: As per school holidays
  • In addition to the above we offer a salary of £23,472.48pa, benefits scheme and company pension. 

For further details of the role please see the attached Job Description. If you would like more general information about the role, or wish to have an informal discussion, please contact Steve Williams, Recruitment Manager in the first instance.   

We are not taking speculative phone calls from recruitment agencies in relation to this role as we have preferred suppliers.               

Key search words: Teacher, qualified,  KS3 and KS4, AQA, Looked After Children, ASDAN, Functional Skills, challenging behaviours, EHCP, SEBD,  SEN, safeguarding

 

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Senior Residential and Residential Support Workers - Surrey - West Sussex - East Sussex - £20,324 to £24,111 per annum (plus excellent benefits)

My Choice now have 9 homes across Sussex and Surrey, due to successful and continued growth Steve Williams, Head of Recruitment at My Choice is currently recruiting staff to work in these Homes, he is looking for Residential support workers and Seniors, ideally candidates have worked in children's homes previously or have worked in the care sector.  

We are a growing company providing residential care for 'Looked After Children'. We are a child orientated, needs led organisation; established to provide a positive life enhancing opportunity for young people who are unable to sustain a placement in their parental homes, foster homes or conventional children's homes. We provide a safe and secure environment for the development of young people. We support children and empower them to face the issues both in their past and present that have caused them difficulties and provide outstanding outcomes for young people accommodated in the homes.

We are looking for experienced staff who have worked within a caring environment, children and adolescents in a residential setting. You will require excellent people skills, be able to develop and maintain good working relationships, good leadership skills and the willingness to undertake additional Qualifications (Level 3 Diploma Residential Childcare, England) and all training provided. Ideally you would have already achieved your Level 3 Diploma, Residential Childcare England, or equivalent.

The company has a fantastic support structure in place and is known for the excellent career development, training, support through level 3 diploma Residential Childcare England and progression that it offers to all its employees.

    • You will receive a salary package of circa £20,324 to £24,111pa depending on experience.  In addition to the above salary you will receive an excellent training package, sponsorship through the Level 3 Diploma, Residential Childcare England, which is a nationally recognised qualification worth over £1000!  We also provide an employee benefits scheme, plus contributory pension scheme.       
    • Overtime is also available with these roles.   

For more information on this role and for an application pack, please contact us.


Hours of work are an average of 42 hours per week, working a five week rolling rota pattern of ‘two days on, three days off’. You are required to work any day of the week. You are required to sleep-in at the home (sleeping in room provided) when on duty for which you are paid a rate per night.

Example shift pattern:

Day one shift starts at 10am to 11pm
Sleep in 11pm to 8am
Day two shift starts at 8am to 11pm
Sleep in 11pm to 8am
Day Three shift finishes at 8am to 10am
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Casual Residential Support Worker - West Sussex - £9.00 per hour (plus sleep in payments of 21.50, equates to approx. 3,100pa.)

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE 

  • To assist in formulating assessments of needs for each young person.
  • To assist the Registered Care Manager in the management of the home in all aspects appropriate to the Statement of Purpose for the home.
  • To provide a caring and supportive environment for young people which respects and affirm their racial, cultural and religious identity and lifestyle.
  • To assist in returning them to their families or enable them to move on to alternative careers or independence at the appropriate stage in their lives.
  • To help the young person and all significant persons in the design and implementation of their care plans taking into account the views of the young person.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To safeguard and promote the welfare of young people.
  • To maintain satisfactory child care standards.
  • To provide a caring and supportive environment in which young people will feel safe.
  • To act as a positive role model.
  • To exercise appropriate control of young people by being aware of their presenting needs.
  • The maintenance of satisfactory written records and reports on the individual young person's behaviour and attitude which can be used in casework conferences and/or Court Proceedings.
  • To undertake and promote domestic duties in the home and ensure high standards of cleanliness and presentation throughout the home and grounds.
  • To ensure that statutory regulations and other policies and procedures of the company are implemented.
  • To have good practice at the cornerstone of all work undertaken whilst in the employment of the company.
  • To be responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
  • To ensure the rights and needs of the young people are met as fully as possible whether emotional, spiritual, physical, intellectual, cultural or social.
  • To promote and maintain positive anti-discrimination practices.
  • To attend staff meetings and supervision sessions.
  • To undertake other duties at a higher responsibility level matching relevant experience and ability as directed by the line manager.
  • To attend the mandatory training sessions.
  • To manage individual shifts as required.

 

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 

  • This is a casual worker agreement.
  • completion of the level 3 diploma Residential Childcare England qualification (or equivalent) 

 

THIS POST IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA BEING MET 

  1. Suitably experienced / qualified evidence of qualifications required
  2. Satisfactory formal interview at Head Office
  3. Satisfactory second interview
  4. Satisfactory References
  5. Satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure
  6. Overseas Police Check, (if required)
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Are you able to make a positive difference to the lives of vulnerable children and young people? This is a challenging but rewarding role supporting 10-18 year olds with emotional behavioural difficulties. No two days are the same and if you are passionate about helping vulnerable children with complex behaviours to fulfil their potential and are not daunted by challenges and the occasional setbacks, then please apply.