Vacancies

Occupational Therapist Band 6 (part-time 3 days per week)

Working largely term time, with paid School holidays, we have an exciting opportunity for you to become part of a friendly and proactive therapy team.  Whilst being dynamic and creative in your approach to assessment and therapy provision, you will be supported to carry your own caseload and gain experience of working with children with autism and associated challenging behaviours.

This is a part-time role working 3 days per week with approximately 15 weeks paid school holidays.

We will support and encourage your continuing professional development and regular supervision and training opportunities will be provided. Benefits include paid school holidays and a pension scheme.

The safeguarding responsibilities of this post include daily, direct, contact with the children and young people in the School. Responsibility for contributing to the provision of a safe environment in which children can learn and be listened to and understanding and keeping up to date with safeguarding procedures. This post does involve regulated activity.

If you are enthusiastic, creative and interested in working in the field of autism, we would be delighted to hear from you! 

Visits to the school are essential.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Alex Labbett, Business Manager alex.labbett@papillonhouseschool.co.uk

To apply please download the Application Pack.

Visits to the school are essential

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Minibus PSV Driver

We have a special opportunity for a PSV minibus driver wanting to work part-time to join our friendly school team.  This role is responsible for making a difference to the lives of our pupils by transporting them as part of  their educational visits to and from different places in the local community.

We are looking to appoint a kind, reliable person with the patience to work with children with autism, to undertake the role of PSV Minibus Driver. This is a part-time role working approximately 21 hours a week (4-5 hours each day from 9.45 am), School days only, with flexibility to work additional hours agreed in advance.

The role involves:

  • Transporting pupils to and from School, to various locations within the local area, in order to participate in offsite curriculum activities such as horse riding, swimming, cycling and visits to the local supermarket and cinema.
  • Maintenance and general upkeep of the minibus, ensuring it is kept clean and in good condition and reporting any additional work required immediately to the School business manager.
  • Refuel vehicle as required.
  • Maintain accurate records of vehicle usage.
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required. i.e. Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC), First Aid at Work, Fire Marshal Training and Safeguarding Training.
  • This role involves daily non-direct, contact with the children and young people in the School and holds responsibility for contributing to establishing and maintaining a safe environment both onsite and offsite in which children can learn and be listened to. This post does involve regulated activity.

Licences or certificates:

  • Driver CPC (Required)
  • PSV driving licence D1 (not 101) or D (Required)

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Alex Labbett, Business Manager alex.labbett@papillonhouseschool.co.uk

To apply please download the Application Pack.

Visits to the school are essential

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).  The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

School Premises Manager with Responsibility for Health & Safety

We have an exciting opportunity for an exceptional individual to join our friendly school team. This is a unique opportunity to really make a difference in a role that has both hands-on maintenance as well as responsibility for overall health and safety and premises management for the school. This is a new role that offers lots of potential for development and the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the staff and pupils at the School.

The main purpose of the role is to manage and undertake all aspects of the school premises and
co-ordinate and advise the School on Health and Safety. This will include Site Management and Security, Cleaning, Grounds Maintenance, Caretaking Services and General maintenance.

The successful applicant will need a good range of skills including:

  • Excellent hands on practical, skills, enabling day-to-day repairs and maintenance of the building to be undertaken
  • Ability to perform the physical tasks required by the post including lifting, carrying and pushing various equipment to undertake the duties of the post
  • Trained in or willingness to undertake Health & Safety training (IOSH or NEBOSH)
  • Good general awareness of premises management and safety issues and ability to identify and respond to potential hazards and maintenance needs
  • Good interpersonal skills are essential as the role will involve liaising with a range of people including, staff, children, parents, drivers, visitors and contractors
  • Good problem-solving skills to be able to respond quickly to issues raised
  • Be approachable, hardworking and able to work on their own initiative.
  • Previous experience of working in a school environment, premises management or health and safety is ideal

The role is full time role, working largely term-time as well as fifteen days during the school holidays.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to hare this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhance DBS   check.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The safeguarding responsibilities of this post include:

Daily non-direct contact with the children and young people in the School. Responsibility for contributing to establishing and maintaining a safe environment in which children can learn and be listened to. This post does involve regulated activity.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children."

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Alex Labbett, Business Manager alex.labbett@papillonhouseschool.co.uk

To apply please download the Application Pack.

Visits to the school are essential

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Class Teacher (Part-Time: 3 days per week)

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic teacher to work part-time to teach our Secondary and Post 16 Class. This is a shared teaching role that allows the other teacher to undertake a management role within the School. 

The successful applicant will have experience of:

  • Children and young people with profound autism and challenging behaviour
  • Managing a team of Special Needs Assistants
  • A multidisciplinary approach to work alongside our excellent Therapy Team

You will join a hardworking and committed staff team and contribute towards the overall development of the school.

The safeguarding responsibilities of this post include daily, direct, contact with the children and young people in the School. Responsibility for contributing to the provision of a safe environment in which children can learn and be listened to and following appropriate process to act on concerns and observations. This post does involve regulated activity.

We, in turn, will support and encourage your continuing professional development and provide training opportunities. If you are enthusiastic, creative and interested in working in the field of autism we would be delighted to hear from you.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Alex Labbett, Business Manager alex.labbett@papillonhouseschool.co.uk

To apply please download the Application Pack.

Visits to the school are essential

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Speech and Language Therapists Band 5 & Band 6

Working largely term time, with paid school holidays, we are looking for both a Band 5 and a Band 6 Speech and Language therapist  to join our friendly School team.  Both roles are supported and supervised by our Band 7 Lead SaLT.

There is flexibility available and working days can be discussed and agreed.

If you are enthusiastic, creative and interested in working in the field of autism we would be delighted to hear from you.

The roles are varied and will involve working as part of the integrated multi-disciplinary team and being responsible for the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the pupils.  Interventions will be child centred and evidence-based and aim to reduce barriers to communication and learning to enable pupils to participate in daily life as successfully as possible.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Alex Labbett, Business Manager alex.labbett@papillonhouseschool.co.uk

To apply please download the Application Pack.

Visits to the school are essential

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

SNA (Special Needs Assistant) Full-time Permanent 

We are looking to appoint a  Special Needs Assistant (SNA)to join our excellent staff team. Working largely term time, this is an exciting opportunity to be part of a conscientious and friendly team.

You will work in small classes, supporting the planning, preparing and delivering of learning activities and the recognition of pupil achievement both in class and at activities such as swimming, horse riding, playtime, leisure and lunchtimes. We will support and encourage your continuing learning in working with pupils with autism.

Benefits include paid school holidays and a pension scheme. If you are enthusiastic, creative and interested in working in the field of autism we would be delighted to hear from you.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Knowledge or Experience of working with children and young people with special educational needs
  • Demonstrable experience of the ability to understand and support children with developmental difficulty or disability
  • Knowledge/Awareness of Autism
  • Knowledge/Awareness of Challenging Behaviour
  • Have passion and belief in helping our pupils to achieve their full potential
  • Visits to the school are essential

To arrange a visit to the school, or for an informal discussion about the role, please contact Alex Labbett (Business Manager) alex.labbett@papillonhouseschool.co.uk  or 01372 363663

To apply download an application pack.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.