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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 complete the enquiry form to the left or if you prefer please email Jenny Rigby her email address is: jrigby@swalcliffepark.co.uk.

    • 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.
    • Occupational 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 c70 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.

      OCCUPATIONAL 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.

       We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, creative and forward-thinking Occupational Therapist to join our friendly innovative team of three Occupational Therapists. We are integrated within the school and work closely with the onsite multi-disciplinary therapy team (Speech & Language Therapy and  Clinical Psychology) including joint assessments as well as joint planning and delivery of therapy sessions.

      The role includes responsibility for a small caseload with the opportunity to carry out individual, small group and class-based interventions using evidence-based approaches within the school day and during residential hours. The role includes a strong support element for the school staff, residential staff and parents including liaisons, subject specific support, classroom and environmental modifications/advice as well as delivering workshops/training.

      As part of the Quality of Life research that Swalcliffe Park School is leading, the role also includes a focus on developing self-management needs within independence activities and functional life skills through delivering independence lessons as well as supporting our young people to access their community following a therapeutic framework.

      The applicant must be registered with HCPC and RCOT.

      Job Description/Person Specification

      Closing Date:  Open until appointed to. We reserve the right to close the advert early should we have sufficient suitable applicants to interview.

      For more information or to arrange an informal visit, Rob Leigh, Vice Principal, by telephoning 07772 319091.   For an application pack email jrigby@swalcliffepark.co.uk or download an 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.

    • Housekeeper/Domestic Assistants

      Housekeeper/Domestic Assistants Required

      Full Time 37.5 hours per week or part time hours by negotiation

       £9.88 per hour (Salary £19,264 per annum) full time, pro rata for part time

       We are a residential special needs school for boys with autism and we have a vacancy within our Housekeeping/Domestic team.  Full time hours Monday to Friday or part time hours by negotiation.

      The excellent package includes 25 days’ holiday plus bank holidays,  pro rata for part time. Uniform provided.  Own transport needed. Free meal on shift.

      Job Description/Person Specification

      For further information please contact Mark Williams, Site Manager, or Jenny Rigby, HR & Compliance Manager on 01295 780302 or email: jrigby@swalcliffepark.co.uk. An application form is available below.

      Closing date: Open until appointment made.  The School will interview upon receipt of suitable applications.

      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.

       

       

       

    • Science Teacher

      We have a vacancy for a Science Teacher – this is a part time (0.6 FTE) and permanent position.

      Swalcliffe Park School is a non-maintained charitable organisation (CIO) specialising in day and residential education and care for high functioning students with ASC (10-19 years). We currently have c70 students on role and have been judged to be ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for both Education (2019) and Residential Care (2022). The school also has Advanced Level Autism Accreditation and an Enhanced Practitioner Commendation.

      Due to our growing student numbers, we are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced teacher to join our outstanding multi-disciplinary team. Previous experience of working with this population is desirable but not essential.

      We are looking for a qualified Science teacher who is keen to work in a well resourced, organised and successful department of three teachers.

      Our maximum class size is six students to two adults. The behaviour and engagement of students is exceptional.

      So, if you have a:

      • passion for teaching
      • commitment to improving outcomes and life chances for students with ASC
      • proactive and energetic disposition
      • desire to develop your own practice …………………. then this could be the place for you!

      Teachers’ terms and conditions: Main or Upper Pay Scale plus SEN allowance 1 or 2 depending on experience and or qualifications. Teachers’ pension and a range of additional benefits.

       

      Closing date for applications is 12 noon, Wednesday, 11th May 2022; Interviews/assessment centre to be confirmed.  The school reserves the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a sufficient volume of suitable applications.

      Job Description/Person Specification

      The school is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young/vulnerable adults. We expect all staff to share this commitment. We implement all aspects of the safer recruitment process including an enhanced DBS check.

      For an informal chat or to arrive a visit to the school, please contact Andy Sears, Assistant Principal: Achievement, 01295 780302.  You can download  an application form below.  Completed applications should be sent to Jenny Rigby, HR & Compliance Manager, jrigby@swalcliffepark.co.uk,  Swalcliffe Park School, Swalcliffe, Nr Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 5EP.

    • Lead Speech & Language Therapist & Assistant Principal

      Are you an experienced NHS Band 7 (or equivalent) Lead Speech & Language Therapist looking to progress in your career in Leadership & Management and develop further 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 leader of Speech and Language provision to temporarily lead our friendly, innovative  team of three Speech and Language Therapists, be a member of the School’s Senior Leadership Team and have lead responsibility for our Communication strand of the School Improvement Plan.

       This role includes:

      • Work collaboratively with SLT and Management team colleagues to help ensure that the school maintains an “Outstanding” OFSTED judgement for the quality of education and care provided for all students;
      • Lead and manage the Communication strand of the School Improvement Plan (SIP);
      • Act as joint Strategic and Policy Lead for Therapy with the Assistant Principal: Self Management;
      • Lead and manage MDT working;
      • Contribute and support the effective Referrals, Admissions and Transitions processes of the school;
      • Lead and manage the school’s Provision Mapping and the school’s Literacy and Dyslexia intervention plan;
      • Contribute to the school’s self-evaluation processes and culture of reflective practice;
      • Lead and manage the work of the Quality of Life Manager, Assistant and the Integrated Speech and Language Therapy team within SPS;
      • 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; and
      • 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?

      • For employed staff – Outstanding benefits package including 13 weeks paid school holidays and pension scheme (LGPS)
      • Beautiful countryside setting
      • Ample and free onsite parking
      • Working in an ‘Outstanding’ (2019 & 2022 Residential) 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

      Job Description/Person Specification

      Closing Date:  Open until post appointed to.  Applications will be assessed for suitability upon receipt; an early application is advised.

      The school is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young/vulnerable adults. We expect all staff to share this commitment. We implement all aspects of the safer recruitment process including an enhanced DBS check.

      For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the school, please contact Rob Leigh, Vice Principal, by telephoning 0777 2319091 or the school on 01295 780302 or by emailing rleigh@swalcliffepark.co.uk.

      To apply for this role, in the first instance, please send your CV to Jenny Rigby, HR & Compliance Manager by emailing 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.