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  • Closing date

    29 September 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 August 2023

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Full-time equivalent salary

£22,777.00 - £25,878.00 Annually (Actual) £22,777 - £25,878 FTE (Full time equivalent) + additional allowance if sleep in undertaken.

Residential Activities and Child Care Officer - Full time hours or flexible working welcome - various working patterns available job summary

POST:                                 Residential Activities and Child Care Officer

START DATE:                September 2023

SALARY:                           SENDAT Support Staff Pay Scale SP 8 - 12

                                               £22,777 - £25,878 FTE (Full time equivalent)   

                                               Salary pro-rated depending on number of days worked                                            

LOCATION:                   Chalk Hill Academy, Cats Lane, Great Conard, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2SF

CONTRACT TYPE:    Permanent

WORKING ARRNAGEMENTS:  2 to 5 days per week (negotiable split shifts available) with the possibility of additional casual hours. 39 weeks per year

Chalk Hill Academy plays a key  role within SENDAT. As an Alternative Provision Academy that offers residential placements Chalk Hill is unique, and Ofsted has judged its residential provision to be Good on their last two inspections. Chalk Hill Academy has space for 12 residential boys and 18 day boys with Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs, aged between 8 and 14 years old.

Chalk Hill Academy is on an exciting journey of rapid investment, growth and development, as part of the Local Authority’s and SENDAT’s vision and strategy for SEND provision in Suffolk.

Do you have a strong commitment to working with children and young people who need support and care combined with clear boundaries and expectations?   

We are looking for two enthusiastic and dedicated workers to join our Team and we can offer a variety of flexible working options.

It is essential that you:

Have a good standard of English and Maths (GCSE grade 5 or equivalent) and basic computer skillsCommunicate effectively with adults and young peopleAre a dedicated and positive team playerRemain calm under pressureAre keen to learn and able to work on your own initiativeAre reliable, co-operative, flexible and enthusiastic.

Hours of work

The Residential teams work on a rota basis with variable start and finish times -

·      Monday to Friday: Split shifts, hours variable between 07:00 – 10:30 / 14:30-22:00

·      Plus sleep-in on a rota basis

Flexible working welcomed:

-       Would you like to work every morning 07:00 to 10.30  (17.5 hours per week)

-       Would you like to work every afternoon-evening 14.30 to 18:00  4 days per week. (14 hours per week)

-       would you like to work every evening 18:00 to 22:00 4 days per week (16 hours per week)

-       Would you like to suggest some other flexible working pattern?

-       Please let us know your preferred hours in your application.

As part of SENDAT, you will have access to:

  • Opportunities for flexible working
  • Ongoing professional development
  • A range of employee  benefits including Healthcare and Cycle2Work scheme
  • A supportive and friendly working environment

If you would like an informal discussion prior to submitting your application, you are welcome to contact Nicki Jennings:

SENDAT – welcoming diversity.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks required for relevant posts.

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About Chalk Hill

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 16
School size
10 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 16

School location

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