Job Title:               Head of Care

Location:               Options Barton

Salary:                   up to £48,000

Hours:                    37.5 hours per week

Contract:               Permanent

Are you an innovative Head of Care committed to improving the lives of children and young people?

We are looking for an experienced Head of Care to join our fantastic team at Options Barton. As Head of Care, you will be take on the role of Registered Manager and be responsible for the leadership and management of multiple children's homes where 20 children currently live. The Children's Home is attached to one of our registered schools 

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Head of Care who wants to further develop their career and work with children who have varied and complex needs. Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure and you will be working on a site where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where pupils are listened to, respected and involved in as many decisions as possible.

Quality is always top of our agenda and we pride ourselves on the quality of what we do. We are looking for a Head of Care who shares our vision to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK, to be happy and to make their way in the world.

A minimum of at least 2 years’ experience is essential as is experience of leading children's homes though successful Ofsted Inspections, as well as the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience which are just as important.

Educated to degree level, you will be calm, engaging, resilient, and have an innovative style of successfully leading teams, motivated by helping every child to reach their potential.

About us:

Options Barton offers a DfE-registered independent day special school offering an adapted and differentiated national curriculum for Key Stage 2, 3 and 4 pupils, and a vocational-based curriculum in our sixth form for post-16 students

The teaching frameworks at Options Barton have been specifically designed for children and young people with special educational needs and follow an autism specific approach. Each child has their own bespoke curriculum which takes into account their academic potential as well the level of independent and clinical support required to manage their behaviour through self-regulation and to enable them to improve communication and prepare for adulthood. The students can gain accreditation through a range of qualifications such as Functional Skills, AQA Unit Awards and ASDAN. Some students will access courses through local colleges and learning providers, and some will attend work experience in the community. Class sizes range from individual tuition to small groups of up to 6.

For over 16 years Options Autism have provided care and education to children, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. As part of Outcomes First Group we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

Why join us?

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team, who work hard and support each other to deliver personalised, bespoke education & care. Our benefits package includes free parking, shopping discounts and cashback via our ‘Rewards Hub’, and access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more as part of our ‘Your Wellbeing Matters’ programme.

As well as opportunities for internal promotion, you will have access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development to help pursue your own personal goals. We also offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities.

Ultimately, all of our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.

Application process & dates

Please apply via the Outcomes First Group Vacancies website

Closing Date is 17th May 2021 with interviews taking place w/c 24th May 2021
Options Autism is part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.


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