Head of Care
Head of Care - Purbeck View School
Salary: £50,000- £55,000 plus Cambian Benefits
2020 will be an exciting and challenging year at The Cambian Group. Part of the CareTech Family of Companies, we are one of the largest providers of specialist Education and Care services for children and young people in the UK, delivering across Special Education Schools and Colleges, Residential Care Homes and a Therapeutic Fostering Service.
We are embarking on a significant period of transformation in line with our ambitious plans and, at the absolute core of our business, is our commitment to supporting our amazing children and young people, each with their own needs, hopes and dreams to reach their personal best.
Our teams are fully committed to Cambian’s goals. They understand the challenges and rewards of working with our young people and know that every day they will achieve things that really matter.
Purbeck View School is a day school with a children’s home attached to provide residential support for students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and associated complex needs, including attachment and trauma issues. Our children and young people range from 7-19 yrs and come to us from across the country.
With a range of learning and communication difficulties, our young people are fully supported with a tailored programme for their Care and Education and our expertise to manage the different ways they express themselves through behaviour and non-verbal interaction.
Our amazing teams deliver rich and innovative experiences, playing to each child’s strengths, to prepare them for their lives ahead. Close community ties and inclusion underpin these opportunities in and around Swanage, a small bustling port and fishing village – close to Poole and Bournemouth, with a busy cultural calendar and fantastic landscapes where our children can develop and thrive.
Joining Purbeck View School, you will find committed, career focused and positive teams eager to learn from an experienced leader who can inspire a culture of excellence. You will be able to draw on full support from the range of specialists across the Cambian Group and will have the opportunity to build on great care provision with our young people’s needs at its core – in short, a whole school community who will make you proud to be their Head of Care.
We are looking for an outstanding leader who can demonstrate a great track record, a comprehensive understanding of the children’s care setting for SEN, Quality Assurance systems and processes and the drive to develop positive and engaging relationships with all our key stakeholders.
You will be an expert in your field, bringing best in class experience with a clear vision and understanding of the link between leadership and true impact. Supporting our children and their families from the very first time they meet the teams, you will have a minimum of RQF Level 5 or equivalent, with at least two years qualified experience. Registration with Ofsted as a RM or RI will have given you the proven track record of good regulatory outcomes that our children deserve.
You will have a real eye for detail – knowing that our absolute commitment to the Safeguarding of our children and young people is our top priority. You will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the Quality Standards for Children’s Homes, the regulatory environment that we operate in and the demands that this places on all aspects of our work.
Bringing our plans for Purbeck View School to life will be challenging and intense but, with enthusiasm, creativity and a hands on approach, the reward and satisfaction will be second to none. You will have a unique opportunity to shape and deliver the long term strategy for the school and our drive to transform the lives of our children and young people
If you feel that this fantastic opportunity would be the next career step that you are looking for, please send you CV and details via the form below.
The Cambian Group is an Equal Opportunities employer.
Requirements for an Enhanced DBS and Reference Checking will be undertaken for this role, in line with Government regulations and Safer Recruitment best practice.