Deputy Houseparent (Term Time only)

Our specialist Educational client is seeking a Deputy Houseparent (Term Time only) to join their team near East Grinstead, live in opportunity also available.

Main duties and Responsibilities

  • Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of the children and young people for whom you are responsible and with whom you come into contact.
  • Creating a warm, friendly and secure environment in which the children can develop greater awareness, self-esteem, independence and responsibility.
  • Maintaining good order and discipline within their unit, with particular regard to bullying and any other activities prejudicial to the interests of children and staff.
  • Taking part in recreational activities with the students, such as swimming, cycling, sailing etc.
  • Health matters, in conjunction with the Senior Houseparent, School Nurse and designated First Aid Officers, until the School’s doctor or parents have assumed responsibility.
  • You may be required to take and accompany a child to the doctors, dentist, hospital, medical appointment etc.
  • The issue and recording of medication.
  • Provide first aid
  • The encouragement of a high standard of personal hygiene.
  • Undertaking general household duties, including cleaning and laundry, in order to maintain the accommodation at an acceptable standard.
  • Care of the immediate surroundings of the unit, in conjunction with the Senior Houseparent.
  • Cooking as required by arrangement with the Senior Houseparent and Catering staff.
  • Contributing to reports for any child in the unit, eg initial assessments and placement plans for education and looked after children reviews.
  • Supporting the children with homework if required, in consultation with their Class Teacher.
  • Liaison with other staff, parents, carers, others significant to the children and representatives of any statutory or voluntary agencies involved with the children.
  • The Resident Houseparent will make themselves familiar with all school policies, rules, health, safety and welfare and legal requirements and will work in accordance with them.

Excellent opportunity to join a Unique Educational setting Live in opportunity available driver required if non live in due to rural location.

First Recruitment Services is acting as an Employment Agency for this Vacancy

Application question

Do you have experience of working with children in an Educational setting?

Reference: 34849238

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