Job details

Extended Curriculum Coordinator

Job reference: 001758

Location: Wingrave

Closing date: 17/02/2022

Salary: £12,000 per annum

Employment type: Part-time

Are you imaginative and creative? Do you have experience of working with children and young people who have severe learning disabilities? 

You'll join us as an Extended Curriculum Coordinator at our children's home in Wingrave. The young people all have learning disabilities and/or autism, and complex needs. We encourage them to learn new skills, continue their education at school or college, and get out and about in the local community, developing new interests and hobbies.

Your role will be to devise evening, weekend and holiday activities, promoting learning, engagement, interaction and fun.

Activities will be bespoke to each young person, drawing on their individual interests and aptitudes. You'll work with the Registered Manager to ensure that the activities are properly evaluated and monitored.

This role is part time 24 hours a week, with shifts agreed which will cover days, evenings and weekends.

About Us

MacIntyre School offers an innovative and challenging curriculum individually tailored to provide each student with the best possible learning opportunities and outcomes. It is focused on developing communication, functional skills and independence in context. Learning takes place throughout the waking day whether at school, in the residential houses or out in the community, where we provide an exciting range of off-site learning activities.

Examples of learning activities include: life skills (using public transport, shopping, cooking and cleaning), physical exercise (climbing, swimming, walking, water sports), work experience (for example on a farm), community access (shops or cafes) or class based activities (music, dance and creative arts). 

Awarded “Good” at our recent Ofsted inspection, here are some of the reasons you'll enjoy joining our team:

'Adults never stop wanting the best for the pupils. They see what each pupil might be capable of and work patiently and determinedly towards it. This is a school of aspiration and positivity.'

'Leaders know their school well and have a deep understanding of the complex context.  The strong leadership from senior leaders has already resulted in much success. Staff are extremely proud to work at this school, and rightly so.'

About you

You must have experience of working with children and young people who have learning disabilities. It would be a big advantage if this experience was in a special school or residential setting. 

You'll be able to identify and reach appropriate goals, solving problems in a flexible way appropriate for each young person.

It would be helpful if you have a relevant professional qualification or the ability to work towards one.

You must be a driver with your own transport which is insured for business use.

Training and Development

At Macintyre we fully support your training and development. We know it can be daunting to start a new job, and not everyone learns the same way, so throughout your probation we will provide you with a mixture of eLearning, face-to-face training and mentoring support whilst on the job.

Pay and Rewards

We provide a range of benefits to reward and thank our staff which includes:

  • Six weeks' annual leave including statutory public holidays (pro rata for part-time roles)
  • Workplace Pension scheme – MacIntyre will contribute 3% of your salary to all eligible employees
  • MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) to support your health and wellbeing
  • Health Cash Plan which provides money back on core health treatments such as: optical, dental, physiotherapy, chiropody (at reduced cost)
  • MacIntyre Sick Pay (qualifying period)
  • Life assurance scheme offering valuable benefits to your dependents
  • MacIntyre Rewards Scheme which recognises and rewards staff
  • MacIntyre Perks which offers up to 6% discount off leading retailers including Tesco, Curry/PC World, Costa and many more
  • Access to the Blue Light Card which offers thousands of amazing discounts online and on the high street for emergency and social care staff.
  • Enhanced DBS Certificate (cost paid by MacIntyre)  

How to apply

If this job sounds like the right fit for you, click on the Apply button on the MacIntyre website, complete some brief details and upload your CV.

Alternatively if you would prefer to complete a manual application form, you can either download one from the attachments on our website advert or phone us on 01908 357 016 and we will send an application form to you.

Please note: we reserve the right to close this advert early if we have received a sufficient number of applications, so don't delay, apply today.

COVID-19 Information

During the pandemic we are following Government guidance regarding reducing transmission rates. This means we are taking every precaution to keep you and everyone involved safe during the recruitment process.

Additionally, please be aware that this advertisement is for a post at a CQC Registered Care Home and therefore by law successful applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless clinically exempt. 

Safer Recruitment and Diversity statement

MacIntyre safeguards and promotes the welfare of the children, young people and adults we support. Therefore we work with successful candidates to complete appropriate checks prior to joining.

MacIntyre is committed to promoting equality, encouraging diversity and embracing inclusion among our workforce. We want our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and the people we support. As part of this commitment, our accessibility toolbar allows you a number of options: read adverts in another language (including Welsh for our Services located in Wales), change the font to Open Dyslexia, change the colours, and many others. Just click the button marked “Accessibility” at the top of the screen.


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