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    Working at Swalcliffe

    Thank you for your interest in Swalcliffe Park School. We welcome applications from enthusiastic and talented individuals who would like to be a part of and contribute to our unique community.

    View our Current vacancies below.

    If you consider that you meet the selection criteria for a post and wish to apply for it, please download and complete the application form and send it, together with a copy of your CV to jrigby@swalcliffepark.co.uk.

    Swalcliffe Park School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young/vulnerable adults.  We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and to become familiar with our Safeguarding Policy. We implement all aspects of the safer recruitment process. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.  The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.  We are an equal opportunities employer.

    • Clinical Psychologist

      Do you have what it takes to join the staff team at Swalcliffe Park School?

      Awarded “Outstanding Education & Care” OFSTED 2019

       

      Clinical Psychologist (part time 0.6 FTE)

       Pay scale: 

      NHS Band 7 to 8B £40,057 – £63,862 per annum  (depending on experience and qualifications) for 39 weeks Full Time Term  Time working plus 13 weeks’ paid holiday pro rata.  

       

      This role will join our growing multi-disciplinary team of Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Clinical Psychologists. The school has an integrated approach to the delivery of therapeutic support both during the school day and during residential time out of school.  The role includes responsibility for own caseload as well as a training and consultation component to staff and parents. Opportunities for service development and research are available in discussion with the leadership team.

      You will be joining a growing department which is developing and delivering innovative approaches to improving the Quality of Life of our students and their families.

      The successful candidate will be HCPC registered and will be required to:

      • Carry out formal and informal assessments of students
      • Liaise with staff and parents
      • Work some time out of school hours to support residential staff
      • Develop and deliver individual and group interventions
      • Write reports for and attend Annual Review meetings
      • Complete additional responsibilities depending on the needs of the role and the school

      This is a full time position but flexible working hours may be available.

      • Benefits include: Regular supervision and CPD opportunities
      • Generous holiday – 13 weeks paid holiday to be taken in school holidays
      • Some flexibility in working hours by mutual agreement – including full or half days and evenings
      • Pension scheme – negotiable

      Closing date for applications is: Open until sufficient suitable candidates received to proceed to interview stage.  Interview Date:  to be arranged

      For more information, please contact Dr Nikki Mills by telephone 01295 780302 or by emailing nmills@swalcliffepark.co.uk  To arrange an informal visit or request an application pack, please contact Jenny Rigby, HR & Compliance Manager, on 01295 780302 or by emailing jrigby@swalcliffepark.co.uk.

      Download

      Clinical Psychologist Job Description/Person Specification

      and application form below

      This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be expected to undertake an enhanced disclosure.  We are an equal opportunities employer.
    • Residential Care Worker

      Do you have what it takes to join the staff team at Swalcliffe Park School?

      Awarded “Outstanding Education & Care” OFSTED. 

      Residential Care Worker Opportunities

      Competitive Annual Salary Package of £25,296 – £28,796 per annum including one sleep in per week (based on current NJC 2020-21 rates; further adjustment when NJC 2021-22 rates are known)

      Starting salary depends upon qualifications and experience

      Would you like a job where your life skills help develop the lives of our amazing young people?

      Being a Residential Care Worker at Swalcliffe Park School is much more than the job title suggests.  It’s about sharing your passion for life to mentor young people and have a profoundly positive impact on their progression in all aspects of their lives.

      Our school provides specialist day and residential education and care for secondary aged autistic boys (10-19 years).  We offer excellent working conditions in a beautiful environment, including paid school holidays, opportunities for career development and staff training.

      Due to a growth in numbers of students for the forthcoming academic year and internal staff promotions, we have a number of permanent staff positions available working afternoons and evenings together with every other weekend in Care.  The role is primarily to support our students in a range of skills which will enhance their opportunities for independence and social inclusion.  We place high importance in the recording of outcomes for our students and in the monitoring of achievements; so duties also include the reporting on the well-being of students, report writing, data input and analysis and attendance at meetings.

      Successful candidates will have:

      • QCF (NVQ) Level 3 Health and Social Care (desirable for Care positions) or willingness to study and attain this qualification in a designated timescale
      • GCSE (or equivalent) English and Mathematics Grade C or above (essential) and be ICT literate
      • Experience of working with students with ASC (desirable)

      Benefits include:

      • Generous holiday – 9 weeks paid holiday to be taken in school holidays
      • pension scheme – NEST
      • Sickness entitlement 2 weeks full pay 2 weeks half pay

       

      If you would like to find out more about these vacancies please call Tracey Cummings, Head of Care & Assistant Principal: Independence, on 01295 780302.  An application form and a job description/person specification are available from our website at www.swalcliffepark.co.uk. Completed applications should be sent to Jenny Rigby, HR & Compliance Manager jrigby@swalcliffepark.co.uk.

      Download

      Job Description/Person Specification

      Closing date for applications is: Open until sufficient suitable candidates received to proceed to interview stage.  Interview Date:  to be arranged  

       This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be expected to undertake an enhanced disclosure.  We are an equal opportunities employer.

       

    • Speech & Language Therapist Band 6

      Swalcliffe Park School is a non-maintained charitable incorporated organisation specialising in day and residential education and care for autistic young people (aged 10-19 years old). We currently have 71 students on role and have been awarded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for both Education (2019) and Residential care (2019). The school also has Advanced Level Autism Accreditation and an Enhanced Practitioner Commendation. We offer excellent working conditions in a beautiful setting, including paid school holidays, opportunities for career development and staff training.

      DEVELOPING SPECIALIST/ SPECIALIST SPEECH & LANGUAGE THERAPIST  – NHS equivalent Band 6

      Pay scale: NHS £32,306 – £39,027 per annum (depending on experience).

      Full Time during Term Time  plus 13 weeks’ paid holiday and membership of Local Government Pension Scheme, comparable to NHS.

      Are you an experienced Band 5 or currently a Band 6 looking to progress in your career and develop your clinical specialism working with autistic and neurodiverse young people? And do you have a passion to empower and support the quality of life of autistic and neurodiverse young people? If so, Swalcliffe Park School wants to hear from you.

      Swalcliffe Park School is a specialist day and residential school for autistic young people aged 10- 19 years old with cooccurring conditions such as language disorder associated with autism, dyslexia, ADHD and mental health conditions. The Speech and Language Therapy team is fully integrated within the school and offers therapeutic provision to our young people through whole school and environmental support as well as direct specialist support. We are committed to providing outstanding and individualised care which promotes and develops the quality of life of our young people and their families.

      We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, creative and forward-thinking Speech and Language Therapist to join our friendly, innovative and growing team of three Speech and Language Therapists, three Occupational Therapists and two Clinical Psychologists.

      This role includes:

      • Responsibility for a manageable caseload completing assessment and delivering individual, small group and/or class-based interventions using evidence-based approaches
      • Supporting both the education and residential aspects of the school to create a therapy informed environment
      • Supporting and upskilling the school staff, residential staff and parents through liaisons, consultations and delivery of training and workshops
      • Developing the whole school provision including creation and developing programmes and resources, subject specific support
      • Strong MDT working including planning and delivery of joint assessments and joint therapy sessions with Occupational Therapy and Clinical Psychology teams

       

      As part of the Quality of Life (QoL) research that Swalcliffe Park School is leading, the role also includes promoting and developing language, social and communication skills within independence activities and functional life situations. This includes planning and delivering independence lessons and opportunities to support our young people within their immediate and wider communities.

      The candidate must be registered with HCPC and RCSLT.

      What can Swalcliffe Park school offer you?

      • Outstanding benefits package including 13 weeks paid holiday and an enhanced pension scheme (LGPS)
      • Beautiful countryside setting
      • Ample and free onsite parking
      • Working in an ‘Outstanding’ (2019) Ofsted rated school with Advanced Autism accreditation
      • Comprehensive induction and ongoing training opportunities
      • Development of clinical specialism in working with neurodiverse young people with a range of mental health conditions
      • Access to a wide range of assessment and resources to support clinical work
      • Regular CPD, onsite clinical supervision and access to relevant CENs
      • Weekly team meetings for peer supervision and support
      • Career development opportunities
      • Supportive and friendly multi-disciplinary team
      • MDT working
      • Fully integrated working within the school in a well established therapy service

      Closing Date:  30th November 2021.  Applications will be assessed upon receipt and we reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.  Interview/Assessment Centre Dates to be arranged. 

      Job Description/Person Specification

      For more information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Sarah Skelton-James, Assistant Principal Communication & Lead Speech & Language Therapist by telephoning 01295 780302 or by emailing sjames@swalcliffepark.co.ukIn the first instance please send a copy of your CV to Jenny Rigby, HR & Compliance Manager by emailing  jrigby@swalcliffepark.co.uk.

       

      This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be expected to undertake an enhanced disclosure.  We are an equal opportunities employer.
    • Learning Support Assistants KS3-4

      Do you have what it takes to join the staff team at Swalcliffe Park School?

      Awarded “Outstanding Education & Care” OFSTED

      Swalcliffe Park School provides specialist residential education and care for up to 70 secondary aged boys (10-19 yrs) all of whom are on the Autism Spectrum. We offer excellent working conditions in a beautiful environment, including paid school holidays, opportunities for career development and staff training.

       

       

      LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANTS  X 2

      Current pay scale: £18,933 – £19,698 per annum (NJC Points 4-6 – cost of living award pending) 39 weeks Full Time Term Time working plus 13 weeks’ paid holiday

      Due to increase in student numbers and internal promotions, we are currently seeking to employ two highly motivated and professional Learning Support Assistants to join our growing team. Duties include supporting Key Stage 3 and 4 students in a range of learning situations both in school and within the community.  For one of the posts, we are ideally looking for someone with a background/interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects.

      Successful candidates will have:

      • GCSE level education (or equivalent) including English Language and Mathematics Grade 4 (formerly C) or above (essential);
      • For one post, ideally, an interest and experience in providing classroom support in STEM subjects is desirable
      • An interest in and experience of working in an educational setting (desirable); and
      • Experience of working with students with ASC also desirable.

      Closing date:  Open until sufficient suitable candidates received to proceed to interview stage.  Interview Date:  to be arranged  

      Job Description/Person Specification

      For more information on the above role, contact Chris Heslip (Key Stage 3) or Andy Sears (Key Stage 4) on 01295 780302 email: cheslip@swalcliffepark.co.uk or asears@swalcliffepark.co.uk.  An application form is downloadable below. Completed applications should be emailed to jrigby@swalcliffepark.co.uk.

       

      This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be expected to undertake an enhanced disclosure.  We are an equal opportunities employer.