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Careers

At The Mulberry Bush you’ll find a dedicated team of friendly, caring people who are working together to provide a range of services to meet the needs of emotionally troubled and traumatised children, young people, their families and communities.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Mulberry Bush team.

 

Therapeutic Childcare Practitioner

Term time & Burrow (52 week) positions

Starting Salary: £24,231 pa

Next Group Living Open Visit: Tuesday 21 Sep 11.00 until 14.00 hrs

The Mulberry Bush is a therapeutic community, registered as a children’s home and a non-maintained residential special school. We welcome primary aged children from across England and Wales who have been made vulnerable by their severe social, emotional and mental health difficulties, and their families. It is part of the Mulberry Bush charity. We are situated in West Oxfordshire and we are rated Outstanding by Ofsted for both residential care (2021) and education (2018).

Our therapeutic treatment programme is rooted in being with our amazing but challenging children through the ups and downs of day-to-day life. If you are able to get alongside children and offer them authentic care and support while holding a reflective stance then this is a great opportunity to join our multidisciplinary staff team. You will be role modelling healthy behaviour and offering a creative combination of good boundaries, high hopes and expectations, sensitive care and positive experiences. We offer children and their families’ safe, resilient relationships and an environment in which everybody, including members of staff, feels valued and can grow through nurture and challenge.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates and from LGBTQ+ candidates as these communities are under-represented in our current staff team. It’s vital that our children experience a diverse adult community which offers them a range of role models and a rich cultural mix. Like many organisations we recognise a need to develop our inclusive culture and we’d love you to join us on our journey. While we value qualifications, training and professional experience we welcome applicants who bring skills and experience from diverse professional and personal backgrounds: your life experience, enthusiasm, resilience, great communication skills and an openness to learn are what we are looking for. Interests and hobbies you can share with children will contribute to your application. We have recently had a lot of female applicants and we’d welcome applications from men to maintain a good gender mix in our teams.

We have a number of vacancies across the Group living team which is made up of our five household teams:

 The Burrow is our purpose built modern property designed to offer flexible support to children requiring 52 week residential therapeutic care, their families and their professional networks. The Burrow team provides a home for up to six children during school holiday periods, works alongside our term time teams at other times and contributes to flexible, bespoke support to the children’s families as required. The Burrow team works a more flexible rota and takes annual leave throughout the year, which enables them to meet the needs of all the children and create connections across our community alongside their core task of providing a home to their Burrow children.

Our term time houses, Rainbow, Sunset, Pegasus and Jigsaw, accommodate all our children during term time. Each house has a staff team focused on supporting their children. These teams work during school terms, taking leave during school holidays. Their rota is a bit more predictable.

Applicants are expected to have attended a visit day and these happen regularly to help potential applicants understand the role and our work. Details of upcoming visit days from llowe@mulberrybush.org.uk

 The full job description and person specification for this role can be downloaded here.

An application form can be downloaded here.

To submit your application your application please send your completed application form via email to Lucy Lowe at llowe@mulberrybush.org.uk 

A full UK driving license is essential.

Application by completing our application form only, please do not send CV’s.

If you have any questions or would like any further information please email Lucy Lowe at llowe@mulberrybush.org.uk 

The Mulberry Bush School is an equal opportunities employer and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be able to provide evidence of having the right to live and work in the UK and be prepared to undertake a criminal background check by the DBS.

 

Community, Events and Corporate Fundraiser

Salary c£26,000 pa

35 hours p/w

28 days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays (pro rata)

Permanent contract

Flexibility for some remote working

Reporting to Head of Fundraising and Marketing

Application deadline date: Friday 22 October 2021

Interview dates: Tue 2nd (pm) and Thu 4th (am) of November 2021

(Face to face interview at the Learning & Research Centre – Standlake).

Anticipated start date: Mid November 2021

The Mulberry Bush is a highly successful and forward-thinking, Oxfordshire-based national charity, which has been meeting the needs of traumatised children and their families since 1948.  Our mission is

‘To transform the lives of all those affected by childhood trauma, through specialist therapeutic services’.

The successful candidate will work within a small Fundraising and Marketing Team to develop and execute a plan to increase supporter numbers and income, specifically in the areas of community, events and corporate, in line with the charity’s overall fundraising strategy.

It is an ideal opportunity for someone to broaden their fundraising skills, with the chance to progress into a more senior role/greater specialisation as income and the team grows.

We offer a supportive multi-disciplinary working environment which includes comprehensive supervision, team working, relevant and regular training and generous pay structures and holiday entitlements for all staff.

The full job description and person specification for this role can be downloaded here.

An application form can be downloaded here.

To submit your application your application please send your completed application form via email to Lucy Lowe at llowe@mulberrybush.org.uk 

Application by completing our application form only, please do not send CV’s.

If you have any questions or would like any further information please email Lucy Lowe at llowe@mulberrybush.org.uk 

The Mulberry Bush School is an equal opportunities employer and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be able to provide evidence of having the right to live and work in the UK and be prepared to undertake a criminal background check by the DBS.

 

Therapeutic Practice Trainer

Salary £27,721 – £32,782

40 hours p/w

40 days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays (pro rata)

Permanent contract

Based at the Learning & Research Centre, Standlake, Near Witney (with some remote working)

Application deadline date: Wednesday 3rd November 2021

Interview dates: Monday 15 November 2021

The Mulberry Bush Outreach aims to develop reflective practice and collaborative working to strengthen the culture of leadership in organisations supporting vulnerable children and their families.

We are looking for an energised individual to join the Outreach teaching team for our ‘Foundation Degree in Therapeutic Work with Children and Young People’.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates and from LGBTQ+ candidates as these communities are under-represented in our current staff team. We aim for a diverse adult community which offers those with whom we work a range of role models and a rich cultural mix. Like many organisations we recognise a need to develop our inclusive culture and we’d love you to join us on our journey. While we value qualifications, training and professional experience we welcome applicants who bring skills and experience from diverse professional and personal backgrounds: your life experience, enthusiasm, resilience, great communication skills and an openness to learn are what we are looking for.

Reporting to the Head of Outreach you will, primarily, be responsible for developing and delivering training, both face to face and online, with other organisations.

This exciting role requires the successful candidate to be energetic; creative in their ability to develop and deliver training; to display an ability to support multi-disciplinary working; have the ability to observe challenging situations and provide constructive critical feedback; and to be able to work independently in demanding situations including significant amounts of virtual working.

Applicants should possess at least the FDA in Therapeutic Work with Children and Young People, or an equivalent psychodynamically informed training, and have good communication skills. A commitment to collaborative team working and reflective practice are essential.

The Mulberry Bush prides itself on the support it offers all staff through regular supervision, consultation, professional advice, and training.

The full job description can be found here and the person specification for this role can be downloaded here.

An application form can be downloaded here.

To submit your application your application please send your completed application form via email to Lucy Lowe at llowe@mulberrybush.org.uk 

Application by completing our application form only, please do not send CV’s.

If you have any questions or would like any further information please email Lucy Lowe at llowe@mulberrybush.org.uk 

The Mulberry Bush School is an equal opportunities employer and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be able to provide evidence of having the right to live and work in the UK and be prepared to undertake a criminal background check by the DBS.

 

Housekeeper

35 hrs per week

7:30 am – 2:30 pm, Monday – Friday during our school terms plus occasional days in school holidays.

£16,418 pa

40 days holiday per year (taken in our school holiday time).

The Mulberry Bush Outreach aims to develop reflective practice and collaborative working to strengthen the culture of leadership in organisations supporting vulnerable children and their families.

Application deadline: Monday 1st November

Visit: Friday 5th November 11:30 – 1:30

Interviews: Thursday 11th / Friday 12th November 2021

Since 1948 we have offered a warm welcome to children made vulnerable by their severe social, emotional and mental health difficulties. We offer children care, therapy and education. Every child in our care receives love, support and a chance to develop.

Our Housekeeping team’s main duties are:

  • Cleaning, tidying and maintenance of our five households.
  • Looking after the children’s clothes and running our laundry.
  • Cleaning and looking after all the indoor areas of our site:  keeping the whole place clean, tidy and homely.

This work can be very challenging: our children express themselves through their behaviour which often means damage and mess. Our children need us to stick with them however hard it gets.

The therapy we offer the children needs a whole team, whole community approach. You will be expected to attend meetings, talk openly with colleagues about relationships and feelings and at times cope with some very challenging experiences.

To apply for this position, you need to attend a visit on site before we shortlist for an interview. This is so we can tell you more about how we work and what the job involves.

The full job description and  person specification for this role can be downloaded here.

An application form can be downloaded here.

To submit your application your application please send your completed application form via email to Lucy Lowe at llowe@mulberrybush.org.uk 

Application by completing our application form only, please do not send CV’s.

If you have any questions or would like any further information please email Lucy Lowe at llowe@mulberrybush.org.uk 

The Mulberry Bush School is an equal opportunities employer and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be able to provide evidence of having the right to live and work in the UK and be prepared to undertake a criminal background check by the DBS.

 

 

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