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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.

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Current vacancies

Children's Residential Support Worker

Location: Standlake, Oxfordshire.

Starting Salary: £24, 231

Full Time 

Sometimes it pays to sing our own praises and we believe that this is one of those times. We are looking for suitable and capable people to become a part of our highly professional team and the best way to convince you to make an application is to attempt to get you to understand our culture together with why you would benefit from working for The Mulberry Bush. Related experience is not necessary as we are prepared to provide comprehensive training and support.
So:
− we are confident that we offer the best terms and conditions of employment in our sector;
− you will be entitled to 50 days’ holiday each year – it may suit you to take them during school holidays or at other times of the year. We have the flexibility to meet either choice;
− we will pay overtime at premium rates plus sleeping-in allowances and supplementary payments when you take on additional responsibilities;
− the ongoing wellbeing, health and safety of our team is at the very core of our culture. We provide a comprehensive range of informal and formal support and benefits to everyone at The Mulberry Bush;
− we believe we have created outstanding, highly effective development and education programmes to ensure that everyone here is suitably skilled and competent to meet the demands of our environment;
− there is a genuine sense of pride in and belonging to what we believe is the very best therapeutic community for children.

And what will the role involve? You’ll be working alongside children who are facing extreme challenges in their lives. We are there to have a positive impact on them and their futures and you will be at the heart of the culture, support and activities we provide to them. Determination, patience and resilience are the qualities you will need to cope with the frustrations that will arise in your work. Equally, however, there will be considerable reward and satisfaction. It should be noted that you will be expected to sleep-in but, as mentioned, you will receive an allowance for doing so.

It’s vital that our children experience a diverse community with a range of role models and a rich cultural mix. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and communities and we’d love you to join us on our journey.

The Mulberry Bush is a therapeutic community, registered as a children’s home and a non-maintained residential special school. It was founded more than seventy years ago and, since then, we have established an outstanding reputation for transforming the lives of all those affected by childhood trauma. Our belief is that we offer something special and we hope that you will want to become an integral part of it.

To find out more, please come along to one of our visit days which will allow you to understand more about the role as well as the work we do. Please email Lucy Lowe at [email protected] for details of when the next visit daysare scheduled.

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

An application form can be downloaded here.

Once completed, the application form should be emailed to Lucy Lowe at [email protected] (please note that
CV’s cannot be accepted as an alternative). Lucy will also be able to answer any questions you may have as well as provide any further information required.

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.

Classroom Teacher

Location: Standlake, Oxfordshire

Salary: Teachers pay scale depending on experience + SEN & TLR

Closing date for applications: Monday 06 June 2022

Visit day: Wednesday 22 June 2022

Interview day: Tuesday 5 July 2022

The Mulberry Bush was founded more than seventy years ago, and we’re proud of our reputation for transforming the lives of all those affected by childhood trauma.

Our belief is that we offer something special and we hope that you will want to become an integral part of it. A career at the Mulberry Bush School will provide you with the opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives and futures of children facing extreme challenges. We will offer you a wide range of benefits including:

  • 50 days annual leave
  • High level of support and supervision
  • Award winning training
  • Staff Wellbeing Scheme (see www.healthassured.org)

 This role is the perfect fit for an experienced primary school teacher who possesses the dedication, resilience, empathy and commitment to work effectively in what can be a demanding environment

You will be encouraged to introduce your own ideas, energy and enthusiasm into our highly supportive environment, nurturing all aspects of pupil development, learning and growth.

We’ll value the skills and understanding that you’ll bring from a diverse professional and personal background, and you’ll be encouraged to share your interests and hobbies with our children. Within this role you’ll also lead a subject of interest to you.

As a non-maintained, therapeutic, residential school working with vulnerable and emotionally troubled primary-aged children, we have been assessed consistently as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted for the education and care we provide. Each class has up to eight pupils and is supported by a Senior Teaching Assistant and a Teaching Assistant and, as a class teacher.  We have created highly effective development and education programmes to ensure that everyone here is suitably skilled and competent to meet the demands of our environment.

It’s vital that our children experience a diverse community with a range of role models and a rich cultural mix. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and communities, and we’d love you to join us on our journey.

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

An application form can be downloaded here.

Once completed, the application form should be emailed to Lucy Lowe at [email protected] (please note that
CV’s cannot be accepted as an alternative). Lucy will also be able to answer any questions you may have as well as provide any further information required.

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.

Our organisation

Our school

The heart of the charity’s practice expertise is The Mulberry Bush School in Standlake, Oxfordshire.

Outreach

Training, consultation and support to schools, care services and organisations working with challenging or vulnerable children, their families and communities.

Our research

The Mulberry Bush is committed to research in therapeutic residential and foster care.

MB3

MB3 (The Mulberry Bush Third Space) is the National Centre for Reflective Practice.