Team Co-Ordinator

The Loddon School, based in Sherfield-on-Loddon is both a home and school to 30 children aged 8-19, who have the most severe and complex learning difficulties and severe autism. Our children live at the school 52 weeks a year. The Loddon School is a home which provides education, leisure, play and outings.

We are looking for a enthusiastic and passionate Team Co-Ordinator to join the Loddon School. The role will be to work closely to the Children’s Services Managers and colleagues in promoting and maintaining an environment which is consistent with the highest standards of education, care and well-being and achievement of the children.

You must develop and deliver a suitable waking day curriculum for each child based on the school’s philosophy and the principles of the PLLUSS approach. Within your role you will be required to help plan and organise the daily staffing within your house whilst being responsible for ensuring your unit runs smoothly throughout the day.

Qualifications:

You will have a willingness to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding which will culminate in achieving the Edexcel Diploma for Residential Childcare Level 3 within the first 2 years, which is mandatory for this role.

Having a NVQ Level 2 in Team Leading will be desirable, however this can be completed within the first 12 months of employment.

Experience:

  • Have experience with Autism and Learning Disabilities
  • Experience within an Education or Care Sector
  • Ability to work effectively without supervision
  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to react quickly, calmly and effectively often in challenging situations

Benefits:

  • Free Staff meals on shift
  • On-site parking
  • Generous referral scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Funded Qualifications
  • Career Development support

There are two vacancies currently – 1x full time, permanent position and 1x full time, 12 month fixed term position.

Salary: £18,013.00-£23,608.00 per year

All applicants must have a right to work in the UK and willing to undertake an enhanced DBS check. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

To apply: Click ‘here’ to access the application form. Once completed, please send to: recruitment@loddonschool.co.uk

Alternatively call: 01256 884 639 to speak to a member of staff about this opportunity.

Teaching Assistant (fixed term)

An exciting opportunity has come up to work closely to support education and care colleagues in promoting and maintaining an environment for the children consistent with the highest standards of education, care and wellbeing and achievements of the children.

The role involves supporting the teacher, running lessons in their absence, motivating others in terms of education activities, recording data and a good level of literacy.

You will be passionate about teaching, facilitating daily activities and contributing new and creative ideas to help the children learn. You will be knowledgeable on all safeguarding protocol and be a role model to others.

Teaching experience within a similar setting would be desirable.

Hours

Monday – Friday

37.5 hours per week

8.30am-4.30pm

Benefits 

  • Free Staff meals on shift
  • On-site parking
  • Generous referral scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Funded Qualifications
  • Career Development support

All applicants must have a right to work in the UK and willing to undertake an enhanced DBS check. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

Contract length: 12 months

Job Types: Full-time

Salary: £18,013.00-£19,691.00 per year

*Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience

 

To apply: Click ‘here’ to access the application form. Once completed, please send to: recruitment@loddonschool.co.uk

Alternatively call: 01256 884 639 to speak to a member of staff about this opportunity.

 

Assistant Cook

The Loddon School are recruiting for an enthusiastic and committed Assistant Cook, to assist the Catering Manager to prepare, cook and serve daily meals for children and staff.

 

The school is home to 28 children with severe autism and complex learning difficulties which is associated with complex restrictive behaviours. Previous experience working with SEN pupils and school staff would be desirable, however a can-do attitude and a willingness to learn is equally as important as training is provided.

 

Main Duties

  • Support the Catering Manager with purchasing products for the kitchen, placing food orders, menu planning and record accordingly
  • Prepare, cook and serve daily meals for children and staff.
  • To monitor the children’s diets and follow their guidelines at all times
  • Ensure the kitchen is safe and hygienic and that the Health & Safety and Food Hygiene Regulations are complied with
  • Monitor and rotate all stock supplied, regular checks on all frozen, cooked and fresh goods, and to manage food waste.
  • Attend training courses as required

 

Hours of work

The hours will be varied from 7am to 6pm

Full time – 162.5 hours per month. Working on a varied shift pattern, along with some weekends.

 

Qualifications

  • Level 1 Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking
  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering / Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Cater Principles / Food Production and Cooking Services

 

Previous Experience

  • Providing fresh and healthy means on a daily basis, in a school environment
  • Planning menus according to a fixed budget, whilst following nutrition guidelines
  • Working with a team of catering staff

 

Benefits

  • Free Staff meals on shift
  • On-site parking
  • Generous referral scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Career Development support
  • 35 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)

 

All applicants must have a right to work in the UK and willing to undertake an enhanced DBS check. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

** The salary is dependent on experience and qualifications.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £18,013 to £19,132 /year

 

To apply: click ‘here’ to access the application form. Once completed send to: c.walton@loddonschool.co.uk or alternatively call: 01256 884 639.

Support Worker (Days)

Learning & Care Support Assistant 

The Loddon School, based in Sherfield-on-Loddon is both a home and school to 30 children who have the most severe and complex learning difficulties and severe autism. Our children live at the school 52 weeks a year. The Loddon School is a home which provides education, leisure, play and outings.

Role

The role is to care for our children on a daily basis and ensure all their needs are met. We focus on care and education 24/7 at the school. Instead of teaching our children in classrooms learning for our children takes place via activities. There is no typical day at Loddon as every day is different so if you are looking for a new and exciting challenge this is the place for you!

Activities could range from a long walk through the country or meeting our animals at our very own farm. You could be taking part in a swimming lesson at our pool or you might be having an art or music lesson outside in our vast grounds.

About you

We are looking for dedicated individuals who are passionate about providing the highest standards of care and facilitating opportunities for learning for our wonderful children. Previous experience of looking after children with autism would be an advantage however a can-do attitude and commitment to the children and your team is equally as important and full training will be given.

Shift Pattern (7.30am – 8pm / 11.30am – 10pm)

Week 1 – Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

Week 2 – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (7.30am-11.30am)

* You will have the opportunity to earn an additional £77.05 per sleep in.

Benefits:

  • Bonus scheme
  • Free Staff meals on shift
  • On-site parking
  • Generous referral scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Discounted gym membership

All applicants must have a right to work in the UK and willing to undertake an enhanced DBS check. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

** The salary is dependent on experience and qualifications.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £18,013 to £19,132 /year

 

To apply: click ‘here’ to access the application form. Once completed send to: c.walton@loddonschool.co.uk or alternatively call: 01256 884 639.

Night Support Worker

Night Learning & Care Support Assistant 

The Loddon School are looking for dedicated individuals who are passionate about providing the highest standards of care and facilitating opportunities for learning for our wonderful children. Having previous experience of looking after children with autism would be an advantage however, a can-do attitude and commitment to the children and your team is equally as important as full training will be given.

 

Main duties & responsibilities : 

  • Ensuring the safety of the children throughout the night and adhering to school’s policies, procedures and the children’s guidelines.
  • Carry out regular checks on the children throughout the night, record and pass on to the on-call Night Leader.
  • Undertaking personal tasks when necessary, including toileting assistance, washing and dressing whilst providing a high level of care at all times.
  • Attend mandatory training courses and other recommended training for career development
  • Develop and maintain positive and professional relationships with the children, parents, work colleagues and external professional
  • Be prepared to work flexible hours to ensure that planned activities take place with adequate staffing and supervision.
  • Support with domestic duties

 

Shift Pattern

3x nights per week, 7.30pm – 7.45am

 

Benefits:

  • Free Staff meals on shift
  • On-site parking
  • Generous referral scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Funded Qualifications
  • Career Development support

 

All applicants must have a right to work in the UK and willing to undertake an enhanced DBS check. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £18,013 to £19,132 /year

 

** The salary is dependent on experience and qualifications**

To apply: Click ‘here’ to access the application form. Once completed, please send to: recruitment@loddonschool.co.uk

Alternatively call: 01256 884 639 to speak to a member of staff about this opportunity.