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To apply for any Support Staff vacancy, please review the Recruitment Information & Application Forms page (the link is to the right-hand side).

St John's is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to satisfactory references, Enhanced DBS check and an online social media profile check.  This includes specific safeguarding responsibilities, as defined in the job description.  Our school’s dedicated Child Protection Policy can be viewed on:  https://www.stjohnscs.com/page/?title=Policies+and+Guidance&pid=11
Posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.
If you would like any further information or to arrange a tour of the school (strongly recommended), please do not hesitate to get in contact with our Operations Manager, Mrs Lynn O’Neill, loneill@stj.kent.sch.uk

CHILD IN CARE CO-ORDINATOR & DEPUTY WELFARE SUPPORT OFFICER

(Permanent position)

Working Pattern: 37 hours per week*, term time + 5 staff training days/Twilight equivalents

* 8.00am to 4.00pm on Monday to Thursday and 8.00am to 3.30pm on Friday

Part time applications are also welcome but please note the working hours detailed above are essential on each working day (minimum commitment of 3 working days).

Salary: (based on 37 hours): Kent Range 6:  £20,654 actual starting salary / £23,801 full time equivalent
From September: £21,804 actual salary per annum / £25,127 full time equivalent

Start Date: September 2024 (or earlier subject to candidate’s availability)

We are seeking to recruit a professional, hardworking, and proactive practitioner for the role of Child in Care Co-ordinator & Deputy Welfare Support Officer. The successful candidate will be responsible for taking a lead role in supporting our Children in Care in their social, moral, spiritual and academic development. In addition, the successful candidate will join and play a key role in the school’s Welfare Team, helping to ensure that responses to any student safeguarding concerns, and our associated safeguarding practices, are of the very highest possible standard.

Our new CiC Co-ordinator & Deputy Welfare Support Officer will need to be a confident, professional and approachable communicator, as he/she will be liaising with external and internal stakeholders; including staff, students, parents/carers, external professionals and the wider community. The successful applicant should have good time management skills, be able to meet deadlines, be empathetic, as well as having a flexible approach to work, as priorities could change at short notice.

Closing date: 4pm on Friday 28th June 2024                Interview date: To be confirmed

Applications to Mrs Lynn O’Neill: loneill@stj.kent.sch.uk

 

VISUAL IMPAIRMENT SPECIALIST

LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANT VACANCY

Start Date: As soon as current employment allows

Working Hours: 37 hours per week

Working Pattern: Typically, 8.15am – 4.15pm Mon / 8.30am - 4.30am Tue to Thur / 8.30am - 4pm Fri

The precise working pattern will be agreed with the successful candidate

Term Time Only + 5 Inset Days (or equivalent Twilight Sessions)

Kent Range 3: Current Salary is £19,152 actual starting salary per annum (FTE £22,071)

From 1st September the actual salary will be £20,251 per annum (FTE £23,337)

An opportunity has arisen within our Support Staff structure for the right candidate to join our Learning Support Team. 

We are looking for a caring, understanding and pro-active candidate to support individual visually impaired students to achieve their full academic potential. We place a strong emphasis on implementing carefully defined, personalised strategies and interventions for each student, which enable them to successfully manage their social, emotional and academic development.

The successful candidate will be joining a highly successful and welcoming team, and will be required to possess the excellent communication skills that are needed to develop effective relationships with students and staff.

Essential for this role is a proven track record and confidence in using technology as your daily responsibilities will include modifying students’ work to ensure it meets their visual impairment needs.  

This role requires a high level of tact, diplomacy and confidentiality in dealing with a range of situations.  The ability to remain calm and professional under the pressures of working in a large secondary school is also vital.

Experience of working in a similar role in an educational setting, or the keenness and ability to do so, is essential. 

St John’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and an online social media profile check..

Please review the accompanying Job Description, which outlines the full expectations of this highly rewarding and exciting role.  If you would like any further information, or to arrange a tour of the school (strongly encouraged), please contact our Operations Manager, Mrs Lynn O’Neill, via the email address below.

Closing date:  4pm on Friday 7th June 2024

Interview date: To be confirmed, very likely to be w/c 10th June 2024

Applications to Mrs O’Neill: loneill@stj.kent.sch.uk