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Higher Level Family Support Worker

Employer:
Kennel Lane School
Salary:
£18,013—£23,018 inclusive of fringe and support allowances
Location:
Kennel Lane School, Kennel Lane, Bracknell
Contract:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Term Time
Hours:
32.5 hours. 08.40 - 16.10 Mon' - Tues', 08.40 - 15.40 Weds' & 08.40 - 15.10 Thurs' - Fri'.
DBS Check:
Enhanced
Closing Date:
23/06/2019 at 00:00 AM
Reference:
Spec/19/100440
Kennel Lane School

We are looking to appoint a motivated and inspirational individual to join our school as a Higher Level support Worker.

Please see the job specification and job description for further information, using these as guidance for your application.

Kennel Lane School is a modern, vibrant and inclusive special school catering for the needs of learners who have a wide range of learning difficulties, aged from 2-19.  We offer an exciting learning community where every individual is valued and nurtured.

Our stimulating learning environment showcases our learners’ love of learning.  Our innovative teaching and learning approach ensures the best outcomes for our learners through a wide and varied curriculum.

We are strongly committed to providing high quality professional development for all our staff.  We strongly support and facilitate collaborative work across the school and in partnership with other schools.

The wellbeing of our staff is an important priority therefore we provide opportunities to ensure that we value their hard work and dedication.  Some of the benefits to working at Kennel Lane are:

  • Teachers are provided with laptops and iPads to use at home and school
  • Eligible Bracknell Forest Teachers could apply for a Student Loan Reimbursement for upto 10 years
  • Bracknell Forest employees have access to a range of benefits some of which inlude:
    • Health benefits
    • Family and financial benefits 
    • Leisure and entertainment benefits
    • Travel benefits such as the car loan scheme 

Please visit our website to learn more about Kennel Lane School: http://www.kennellaneschool.com

Visits are warmly welcome, please contact Anila Ahmad Anila.Ahmad@kennellaneschool.com to arrange this or for any further information.

Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Please apply online (see link below) or contact the school for further details. We will only accept applications on Bracknell Forest application forms, please do NOT forward your CV.

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to providing equality of opportunity to all. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration.

We aim to ensure that individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. In this respect we will ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not covered by legislation or existing codes of practice.

Disability

We are a Disability Symbol User and as such have made a commitment to guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

To help us with our commitment to this guarantee, please indicate if you have a disability on your application form.

Safeguarding

Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices share this commitment.

This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children/young people/adults at risk. On your application form, you will need to tell us about any spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings which may later appear on your DBS Certificate.

To find out more about the application process for working with children, young people and adults at risk visit  https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/applying-job/applications-work-children-young-people-or-adults-risk

The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and young people in Bracknell Forest. Find out more about the LSCB at  https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/keeping-adults-and-children-safe/protecting-children/safeguarding-children-board

Pre–employment medical check

You may be asked about your physical ability to perform the job during interview. As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire from which our Occupational Health Advisor will assess your medical suitability to do the job. You may be required to attend a medical examination.

References

On your application form you will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference. At least one should be from your current/most recent employer. If you are not currently working with children/adults at risk but have done so in the past it is important that a reference is obtained from the employer by whom you were most recently employed working with children/adults at risk.

Employment references must be provided by your current or most recent line manager and will not be accepted from relatives or people writing solely in the capacity of friends. However, your referees may include someone you know with standing in the community i.e. a teacher, vicar etc.

We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible we like to apply for these prior to interview.

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