Ochil Tower School
Ochil Tower School

Charity registered in Scotland SC006091

A small residential school for children with additional support needs.


Current vacancies

Education Manager

  • Full time
  • £36,723
  • Ochil Tower School, Auchterarder
  • Closing 30th May 2022

Ochil Tower School is an independent residential school for children and young people with additional support needs from the ages of 8-21. We are committed to promoting a nurturing, safe and fulfilling environment for the children and young people that we support over 52 weeks of the year. Our ethos is based upon a social pedagogy model, and the purpose of this role is to recognise and build on the individual strengths of each young person and use their interests to help them engage in their learning. We are a Camphill community who incorporates the ethos of Waldorf education and Camphill values into our 24h curriculum which is based on the Curriculum for Excellence.

The Role

An exciting new role has opened up within our school, with a focus on learning through the 24 hour curriculum and building up a close collaboration with the care team, in order to strengthen our vision of learning and growing together across the whole school.

We are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic and confident person who has significant experience with the CfE, Hgios 4, GIRFEC and the key drivers of the NIF to join our Operational Management Team.

The Education Manager has a key role in the development and implementation of the learning and Education Strategy taking our recent move to a 52 week provision into strong consideration.

Along with leading the Education Team to implement a curriculum which enables our young people to grow and develop skills for life, working closely together with the Care Manager and the Care Team will be an important aspect of the role, building on the successful model of a 24h curriculum not only during school weeks but across the year.

Reporting to the Head of Education you will have excellent verbal and written skills. Following a staged process and upon passing the 6 month probation period you will be line manager to the Teachers and support them to deliver professional and organisational objectives and values.

Qualifications:

Essential:

  • Degree level in Education or equivalent

Desirable:

  • PGCert/Dipin Inclusive Practice or equivalent
  • Knowledge and experience of using a wide range of augmentative communication

Registration:

GTCS Registration and continuing to uphold their registration through engagement with the GTCS standards and taking part in an annual PRD with the Head of Education as stated in our Professional Update and Professional Review & Development Policy.

This post requires PVG membership in relation to working with children/adults.

The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 ( Exclusions and Exceptions) ( Scotland) Order 2013 applies to this post.

Experience:

Essential:

  • 5 years experience of ASN teaching

Desirable:

  • Some Coaching and Line Management experience
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Top job! Residential Care Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,000
  • Auchterarder
  • Closing 17th August 2021

Ochil Tower School is an independent residential and day school for children and young people with complex additional support needs set in beautiful grounds in Auchterarder. We are committed to promoting a nurturing, safe and fulfilling environment for the children and young people. Our ethos is based on a social pedagogy model which recognises and builds on the individual strengths of each young person and uses their interests to support them to engage in learning.

Ochil Tower is in a period of significant development moving from traditional term time residential support for the children and young people to the delivery over 52 weeks. This positive change will have a significant impact across the organisation. In addition to supporting the children and young people all year round the organisation will grow significantly in staffing terms.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Residential Care Manager who will support the Head of Care in delivery and implementation of leadership and management of the care team. You will be responsible for Culture, vision and strategic leadership within the residential care team supporting the Head of Care to develop and implement the vision for Ochil Tower.

Reporting to the Head of Care you will have excellent verbal and written skills and will be line manager to the House Coordinators (managers) and support them to deliver organisational objectives and values.

You will promote a child centred approach to meeting children and young people’s needs ensuring the delivery of quality, person-centred care.

You will lead care self-evaluation, embed the use of Health and Social Care Standards, codes of practice and legislation to support ongoing improvement.

As part of Ochil Tower Operational Management team, you will receive a full planned induction programme.

This post requires you to register with the Scottish Social Services Council as a Residential Child Care Worker with Supervisory Responsibilities.

Ochil Tower is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our young people and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

Ochil Tower School is an equal opportunity employer

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