Therapeutic Childcare Practitioner, The Mulberry Bush School, West Oxfordshire

Therapeutic Childcare Practitioner

(Term time contract)

40 hour week shift work + 50 days annual leave

Starting salary: £23,732 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 www.mulberrybush.org.uk for more information.

The school is situated in West Oxfordshire and is rated Outstanding by Ofsted for both residential care and education, who considered our children’s needs “extremely well met.” (OFSTED 2019). 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 everybody, including members of staff, feels 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 normally expected to attend a mandatory group visit day to the school as part of the recruitment process. Due to the Covid-19 epidemic we will be offering online open sessions and holding socially distanced interview days on our site. Details of this TBC and may need to change if the Covid-19 situation and related government guidance change.

Application Deadline: 02 November 2020

Interview day: November / December TBC

A full UK driving license is essential.

Application by completing our application form only, please do not send CV’s.

For further information and details on how to apply please contact Lucy Lowe by emailing her at llowe@mulberrybush.org.uk calling her on 01865 300202 ext. 259 or visiting our website: www.mulberrybush.org.uk/jobs/

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.

The Mulberry Bush School is Company Limited by Guarantee, Registered charity number: 309565

No agencies.