13 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    5 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    25 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor
  • Other teaching support
  • Pastoral, health and welfare
  • Other support roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs
  • Full-Time Permanent (to include weekends, evenings and sleep-in shifts and bank holidays)

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

NJC pt. 21 to 26 (£30,825 to £34,834)] Plus shift allowance

Additional allowances

Plus shift allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint highly motivated, enthusiastic, reliable, and proactive individuals who have a strong commitment to ensuring all within their care are both safe and cared for. The successful candidate must be nurturing and supportive, with excellent communication skills and can form strong relationships with children and young people, team members, parents and carers, and key safeguarding partners.

  • Are you a reliable, enthusiastic and highly driven individual with experience in working with vulnerable children and young people?
  • Do you have the ability to build strong relationships with children and young people, and the resilience to handle challenging behavior effectively?
  • Are you excited by the rewards and challenges of working with very special, complex young people?

We have exciting opportunities for therapeutic care givers to join our Residential Service at Boothroyd House. Our home will provide care for up to 4 boys aged between 7-18 who may have a range of complex needs in addition to impaired social or cognitive functioning due to early life trauma and attachment difficulties. By working in partnership with a supportive and experienced Registered manager, Deputy Manager, Clinical Lead, and other colleagues you will be responsible for helping create and maintain an environment where safe, consistent, creative, and enabling care for the children and young people (who can present with complex and challenging behavior) is the standard. Alongside our Safeguarding stakeholders in the wider community, your role through collaborative partnerships, will be to support yourself and the team to work within our Model of Care, promoting and facilitating positive outcomes.

What the school offers its staff

  • A friendly and inclusive working environment.

• Opportunities to truly enrich the lives of our children and young adults and make a positive difference.

• A Quality of Life and Well-being programme of activity, experiences and gifts.

• A competitive defined contribution pension scheme.

• An employee assistance healthcare cashback plan.

• Life Assurance Scheme (4x annual salary).

• A full induction programme, including an outstanding network of support.

• A learning and development programme and continuing professional development.

• Assistance with childcare savings and cycle to work scheme.

• Subscription to Head Space, Perks at Work and Discount for Teachers online apps which offers

hundreds of discounts and benefits.

• 50% towards the cost of branded work wear.

• Personal health and fitness training, and a financial advisory service.

• Free staff lunches and on-site parking.

• Staff Savings Scheme.

• One life day and one additional life day if 100% attendance is achieved.

• BUPA Membership.

• Mobile Phone & Remote Working Technology.

• An attractive salary.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to hr@thesmithfoundation.org.uk

Visas cannot be sponsored.
Download an application form - 95 KB

Upload additional documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About The William Henry Smith School and Sixth Form

School type
Special school, ages 5 to 19
School size
78 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 19
Phone number

We work with children and young people aged 5-19 across a broad spectrum of social, emotional and mental health challenges and use our knowledge, experience and expertise to help them ‘become the best they can be’. Common diagnoses and learner profiles amongst our students include ADHD, PDA, FASD, ASC, Trauma and Attachment Disorder. William Henry Smith is based over two sites.

We are proud to have received an Ofsted judgement of ‘Outstanding’ in all areas across the school (September 2023) and have been Ofsted Outstanding for 19 consecutive inspections.

We primarily offer Day and Residential Education/Care to boys over four nights a week from our school in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, although we can also accommodate flexible Extended Day placements and bespoke learning pathways in our specialist environment. We provide a 24 hour, integrated curriculum with sensory strategies, communication interventions, exceptional therapeutic services and family outreach. Improving Quality of Life underpins all our work.

Arranging a visit to The William Henry Smith School and Sixth Form

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@thesmithfoundation.org.uk.

School location

Similar jobs nearby

Graphics and Web Design

CAPA College

Mulberry Way, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2QN

Estates Operative

Rochdale Sixth Form College

College Road, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL12 6HY

Student Performance & Development Leader

Rochdale Sixth Form College

College Road, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL12 6HY

Executive Assistant

Longley Park Sixth Form Academy

Horninglow Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S5 6SG

Get a job alert when similar jobs are listed

Find more school jobs in West Yorkshire