Head of House

Support Worker - Colchester, Essex

Ref: 4576Friday 19 April 2024

Colchester, Essex

Head of House

Full time - Term Time only 

Alternate shifts

Week 1- Mon - 13: 30-22:00 Tues - 06:30-14:30 Wed - 13:30-22:00 Thurs - 06:30-14:30 Fri - 06:30-12:30

Week 2- Mon - 13:30-22:00 Tues - 13:30-22:00 Wed - 06:30-14:30 Thurs - 13:30-22:00 Fri - 06:30 -12:30


Here at Parker Smith Inclusion, We are working with a fantastic Residential School who are seeking a Head of House. They are looking for a nurturing individual to join their team of fantastic staff who work together to create a family feel. The students have a variety of severe learning difficulties, including some with autism and/or challenging behaviour and some with serious medical conditions.


Does this sound like somewhere you could thrive as Head of House?

  • They work really closely with parents and carers to help support the students fulfil their potential
  • They ensure staff feel valued and happy in their role
  • They have Forest and Beach School which is an innovative educational approach to outdoor play and learning
  • They encourage professional development 

Responsibilities of the Head of House-

  • Attend meetings about individual pupils and also regarding the running of the residential school 
  • Support students in a variety of on and off site activities
  • Provide excellent support to pupils with PMLD, SLD, ASD, behavioural, communication, social, sensory and/or physical difficulties in a therapeutic way
  •  Provide individualised learning 
  • Form positive relationships with pupils and parents and collaborate with other professionals 
  • Attend to pupils’ personal care
  • Participate in the planning and evaluation of learning activities with the Head of Care/Deputy Head of Care
  • Assist with the development and implementation of written reports, care plans and risk assessments on pupils as required.
  • Administer any prescribed medication under the direction of the School Nurse or other authorised residential staff.
  • Undertake driving duties as required.


Why work with us?

  • We have over 250 5* Google reviews, please check them out!
  • We are an Ethical consultancy that always put people first
  • We specialise in SEND and we are all passionate about Inclusivity
  • We choose PAYE not an Umbrella company
  • We go above and beyond to make sure we are with you every step of the way on your journey to your future dream role  



If you think you would be an incredible asset to an already incredible team then please do get in touch by applying to this advert or emailing faye@psinclusion.co.uk

Unfortunately if you are not contacted within 5 working days it means your application has been unsuccessful, we will however keep your records on file and contact you if a job role becomes available that we believe is perfect for you.

Parker Smith Inclusion is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. We will help you with this.

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