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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 contract)

40 hour week shift work + 50 days annual leave

Starting salary: £24,231 pa

Virtual Open Session: Thursday 25 March 2021 1700 – 1830 hrs

Application Deadline: Monday 12 April 2021

The Mulberry Bush is a not-for-profit charity consisting of The Mulberry Bush
School, a non-maintained residential special school and therapeutic community with a three-year programme for vulnerable and severely traumatised primary aged children and their families from across England and Wales, Mulberry Bush Outreach, and The International Centre for Therapeutic Residential and Foster Care.

The school is situated in West Oxfordshire and is rated Outstanding by Ofsted for both residential care and education, who considered our children’s needs “extremely well met.” (OFSTED 2019). We offer excellent levels of support, training and professional development including our level 5 Foundation Degree in Therapeutic work with Children and Young People (accredited by the University of the West of England) which is a mandatory part of this post.

Our therapeutic treatment programme is rooted in being alongside 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 attentive 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 careful combination of good boundaries 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. Enthusiasm, resilience, great communication skills and an openness to learn are all essential for this post. Interests and skills you can share with children will contribute to your application.

Applicants are normally expected to attend a mandatory group visit day to the school as part of the recruitment process. Due to the Covid-19 epidemic we will be offering online open sessions and holding socially distanced interview days on our site. Details of this TBC and may need to change if the Covid-19 situation and related government guidance change.

A full UK driving license is essential.

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.

 

 

Teaching Assistant

Full Time – 37 hours per week

£17,822 pa

50 days paid holiday

With the requirement to complete a Level 5 Foundation Degree

Pension Scheme

Start date – June or Sep 2021

Application Deadline: Monday 19 April 2021

Interviews / visit w/c 26 April

The Mulberry Bush School, a non-maintained residential special school working with vulnerable and emotionally troubled primary-aged children, has developed an outstanding reputation for meeting the specific needs of each child in our care. Consistently assessed as outstanding by Ofsted, we now have an opportunity for a Teaching Assistant – a role which will combine plenty of variety and new challenges with the security of being part of a highly professional, understanding team.

Working under the direction of a class teacher and with the support of a Senior TA, you will provide a broad range of support to the children, both individually and in groups, as well as assist with the preparation of teaching resources. You will have had experience of working with children, and it would be very helpful if some of this experience was in an early years setting. Of even greater importance are the personal qualities of resilience and creativity as well as the ability to think and adapt quickly to new situations.

We offer a supportive working environment with comprehensive, relevant training. We will require you to undertake our level 5 Foundation Degree in Therapeutic work with Children and Young People (accredited by the University of the West of England), which is fully funded and supported by the school.

Applicants are expected to attend a mandatory group visit day to the school as part of the recruitment process – visit date TBC

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 Trainer and Outreach Practitioner

(Maternity cover)

Salary: £27,721 pa

Application Deadline: Wednesday 21  April 2021

Interview Date: Early May 2021 (TBC)

The Mulberry Bush Outreach aim 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 a maternity cover position but also looking for people interested in forthcoming part-time and full-time roles within the Mulberry Bush Outreach team.

Reporting to the Head of Outreach you will be responsible for developing and delivering training and developing work in other organisations. This will involve supporting staff, from a range of professions, through providing training and learning opportunities (including on our Level 5 Foundation Degree), feeding back observations of practice, supporting effective integrated working with other professionals and enabling them to develop their working cultures.

This exciting role requires the successful candidate to be energetic; creative; 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 some 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 effective communication skills. A commitment to collaborative team working and reflective practice are essential, as is a high degree of empathy and objectivity.

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

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

The full 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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