Energetic Child Care Officer/Mental Health support worker - Primary School

Location: Chigwell
Job Type: Permanent
Industry: SEN Support Jobs
Reference: cccc10
Salary: £23k - 23.5k per year
Job Published: 24 days ago

Protocol Edcuation are seeking an energetic care officer, to join a residential primary school in Chigwell. Rated outstanding by Ofsted!

Job Type:

Permanent, Full-Time, ASAP start


£22,000 - £23,500 Per annum

Job Duties:

  • Provide care and support to children residing in the residential primary school with Social, Emotional, Mental Health Needs
  • Ensure the physical, emotional, and social well-being of the children
  • Implement and follow care plans and procedures
  • Supervise and engage children in recreational and educational activities
  • Collaborate with teachers and other staff to create a safe and nurturing environment
  • Communicate effectively with parents and guardians regarding children's progress


  • Prior experience working with children in a school/care/after school club setting

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Understanding of child development and welfare
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Basic computer skills
  • Applicants must be enthusiastic, with an understanding of and commitment to children with severe behavioural, social and emotional difficulties

Working Conditions:

This role involves working with children and may require evening shifts. The work environment is a residential primary school setting, which may include outdoor activities.

The successful applicant will receive the relevant training and support required to become part of our dedicated and innovative team. You will need to be flexible, working shifts between the hours 07:30 - 21:00, Monday to Friday, term time plus 5 CPD days. 

An example shift could be:

Monday 14:00 - 21:00

Tuesday 07:30 - 09:30 / 12:00 - 21:00 with a break included

Wednesday 07:30 - 09:30 / 14:30 - 21:00 

Thursday 07:30- 09:30 / 14:30 - 21:00

Friday 07:30- 15:00 

Salary is based on annualised hours for 52.14 weeks per year.

Visits to the school are positively encouraged.

Please note you must have a full UK license and access to your own vehicle!

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQs on the Protocol Education website for further details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Protocol Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.
We offer FREE online safeguarding and Prevent Duty training to all our workers. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and subscribe to the DBS Update Service.

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