Job Title           Residential Childcare Worker

Location:          Falkland House School, Falkland

Salary:              £18,811.52 - £19,266 per annum (£9.52 - £9.70 per hour)

Hours:              Full Time, 38 hours a week

Contract:          Permanent

If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

We’re looking for a Child Support Worker to join our School in Falkland, Fife. Someone with relevant experience of Autistic Spectrum disorder would be perfect for this role.

About the School:

Falkland House School is an in independent residential school for boys from primary to aged 18 years. Our pupils have a range of Additional Support Needs including emotional and behavioural difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorder.  We were the first independent school in Scotland (outside of the NAS) to receive accreditation from the National Autistic Society.

About the Group:

Options Autism is part of the Outcomes First Group and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally.  Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish.  It is by no accident that 94% of our schools and homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives.  Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

About the Role:

During term time, you will work every second weekend, Friday to Sunday 21:30 – 08:30 (wakened night shift). The alternate week, you will work Wednesday to Friday 07:30 – 22:00. During the school holidays, of which there are 13 weeks, you will share nights shift duties with another member of staff, 4 shifts one week and then 3 the next (Monday to Sunday 21:30 – 08:30).

Day shift responsibilities will include working with the children within their day to day lives, doing activities with them and providing any emotional support they may require. A key responsibility is to safeguard all who are in our care and ensure they are safe and healthy. The successful candidate will also provide behavioural support within the classroom. Depending on experience this may also include learning support.

Night shift responsibilities will include undertaking regular checks on pupils and keep night logs and registers updated.  Light cleaning duties will be required.


Who we are looking for?

We are looking for someone who is friendly, compassionate, resilient, active and calm under pressure and who has the desire to learn and work with children and young people with complex needs.

Essential Criteria:

  • Ability to remain awake all night to ensure the safety and protection of pupils overnight
  • Driver of manual vehicles
  • Willing to work towards necessary qualifications in accordance with the minimum requirement for registration as determined the Scottish Social Services Council.

Why work for us?

  • Social activities
  • "Your Wellbeing Matters"
  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • Free School meals on site
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path

Applications are invited online though the Outcomes First Group website

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced PVG.



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