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Head of Care – Residential

£44,513 - £47,423 per annum
Grafham Grange School, Guildford and St Dominic’s School, Godalming, Surrey
Full time
Closing Date: 31/10/2018

Job Details

The Head of Care will be responsible for the leadership of the whole care team under the direction of the Principal in support of children and young people who live in residential accommodation at the school, providing a happy, homely and secure environment which extends their learning to provide a 24-hour curriculum.

The Head of Care will also be responsible for the establishment of high quality procedures and policies which ensure the health and safety of pupils and staff and to ensure that all incidents and concerns are investigated, recorded and acted upon to promote the continuous improvement of the service to young people and their parents.

In addition, it will be an important part of the role to be able to provide leadership in the school as a member of the School Leadership Team and to take a leading role in awareness raising, thereby promoting the school’s success and improvement, ensuring high quality support to the care and education departments for all its learners and improved standards of achievement.

Head of Care – Job Profile

Person Specification

It is a requirement of that the post holder has a Level 5 qualification either in Health & Social Care or Childcare, clean driving licence and other relevant training such as First Aid, Child Protection, Behaviour Management, Allegation Management, Safer Recruitment, and Working Together to Safeguard Children.

Further Information

Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust (OHC&AT) is a family of education providers operating out of sites in Surrey, London and the South East.

The schools and academies work together to enable pupils to achieve their maximum potential in their local communities. The Trust is arranged in regional hubs and SASHUB Schools including St Dominic’s, Grafham Grange School and Bantridge School.  These three schools are special education schools that aim to provide a therapeutic environment to support young people’s academic journey and psychological wellbeing.

Further details and how to apply

To apply please send your completed application form to jobs@orchardhill.ac.uk.

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Closing date: Wednesday 31st October 2018

Interview date: To be confirmed

OHC&AT are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

As a community of learners, families and colleagues OHC&AT believes that by working collaboratively, with energy and ambition we can always effect positive change. No limit is placed on what is possible and everyone has the ability to be the very best they can be.

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