Residential Team Leader - Waking Nights
  • Employer: Abbey School
  • Reference: SS/22/205789
  • Published: Mon 25/07/2022, 11:39 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 16/12/2022, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Nights
  • Hours: 30/40 hours per week, Average 35 hours per week 70 hours over 2-week Rota (40 hours Week 1 = 4 nights , 30 hours week 2 =3 nights) Total nights worked across the 41 weeks would be approximately 135 night shifts
  • Salary: £31,350 - £36, 950 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Chester , Cheshire

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Residential Team Leader - Waking Nights

Abbey School for Exceptional Children is a bespoke independent special school for children and young people with autism, whom may have additional learning difficulties and behaviours that challenge. 

We are currently seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, proactive and hard-working Team Leader to supervise waking nights at our residential provision Abbey Green. The ideal candidate will be committed to improving outcomes for children and young people with SEN and/or disability and their families. As a Team Leader you will be an integral part of the team, therefore, it is essential that you can work effective as a team player, whilst also leading the team of night staff. The team leader will have a role in the maintenance and development of a safe and secure holistic caring environment where our young people can thrive and engage.

This role would involve to fully support the daily needs of our young people and deliver the highest quality of care to those who reside in Abbey Green Residential Setting between the hours of 9:45pm and 7:45am. This is a full time, permanent role, with a start date as soon as possible. 

 Benfits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Suite of staff benefits including pension scheme
  • Technology appropriate for your job
  • Comprehensive staff training programme
  • Access to WeCare which is a 24/7 online GP, mental health support service, get fit programme and much more.
  • Access to MediCash program for wellbeing benefits
  • High Staffing ratios
  • The opportunity to shape and improve the life chances of pupils with a disability, and in so doing, extend the prospect of an improved quality of life for family members and others

For further information please download the Recruitment Pack below which contains a detailed job description and person specification.

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How to Apply

Please complete an application form as soon as possible. This is an ongoing recruitment cycle to build our staff teams, and we encourage an application form to be completed and sent to us at your earliest convenience.

Completed application forms should be returned to with a covering letter addressed to the Residential Care Manager, Miss Dawn Kervin. Alternatively, application forms with covering letters can be sent by post to Abbey School, 10-11 Abbey Square, Chester, CH1 2HU. Please be advised that we only accept fully completed application forms.

Applicants shortlisted for interview will be asked to complete a written task as part of the interview process.

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Abbey School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The School will complete an online search for all shortlisted candidates. If any incidents or issues have happened that are publicly available online, the school may wish to explore this at interview.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The safeguarding responsibilities of this post are to uphold Abbey School policies to protect and safeguard pupils and vulnerable adults in order to secure their health, safety and wellbeing.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are ‘spent’ unless ‘protected’ under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, sex, pregnancy and maternity, marriage/civil partnerships, religion/belief, or sexual orientation.

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