Therapeutic Childcare Practitioner
(Term time contract)
40 hour week (shift work) + 50 days annual leave
Starting salary: £23,097 pa
The Mulberry Bush is a not-for-profit charity consisting of The Mulberry Bush School, a non-maintained residential special school and therapeutic community with a three-year programme for vulnerable and severely traumatised primary aged children and their families from across England and Wales, Mulberry Bush Outreach, and The International Centre for Therapeutic Residential and Foster Care. See our for more information.
The school is situated in rural Oxfordshire and is rated Outstanding by Ofsted for both residential care and education, who considered aspects of our service "exemplary" (OFSTED 2018). We offer excellent levels of support, training and professional development including our level 5 Foundation Degree in Therapeutic work with Children and Young People (accredited by the University of the West of England) which is a mandatory part of this post.
Our therapeutic treatment programme is rooted in being alongside our amazing but challenging children through the ups and downs of day-to-day life. If you are able to get alongside children and offer them attentive care and support while holding a reflective stance then this is a great opportunity to join our multi-disciplinary staff team. You will be role modelling healthy behaviour and offering a careful combination of good boundaries and positive experiences. We offer children and their families safe, resilient relationships and an environment in which children and staff members feel valued and can grow through nurture and challenge. Enthusiasm, resilience, great communication skills and an openness to learn are all essential for this post. Interests and skills you can share with children will contribute to your application.
Applicants are expected to attend a mandatory group visit day to the school as part of the recruitment process - Visit date TBC.
Deadline date: Wed 26 June 2019
A full UK driving license is essential.
For further information and details on how to apply please contact Lucy Lowe by emailing her via the button below, calling her on ext. 259 or visiting our website:
The Mulberry Bush School is an equal opportunities employer and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be able to provide evidence of having the right to live and work in the UK and be prepared to undertake a criminal background check by the DBS.
Visits to the school are part of the selection process.
The Mulberry Bush School is Company Limited by Guarantee, Registered charity number: 309565
Role: Therapeutic Childcare Practitioner
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Standlake, Oxfordshire,
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