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Residential Activities and Child Care Officer (RACCO)

SENDAT - Priory School
Place of work:
Bury St Edmunds
Salary details:
Job term:
Full Time
Closing date:
14 May 2021 01:00 PM
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  • £20,685 pa*
  • 44 hpw, 39 weeks per year.
  • Required from June 2021.

*plus additional allowance for sleep-in duty.

The Special Educational Needs and Academies Trust (SENDAT) is a Multi Academy Trust focusing on specialist provision and special schools. Its core aim is to provide for the continuum of special needs across the Eastern region.  

All SENDAT schools and alternate provisions have Trauma Informed practices embedded across the curriculum and SENDAT staff colleagues are given training and support to develop and use these skills in their day-to-day working.

We are looking for an additional RACCO to work as part of our small Residential team, responsible for the care and wellbeing of all students accessing the residential provision.

The Residential teams work on a rota basis with variable start and finish times:

  • Monday - Thursday: Split shifts, hours variable between 7am – 10.30am / 2.30pm – 10pm.  
  • Friday:  Single shift, hours variable between 7pm – 4pm.
  • Plus sleep-in on a rota basis.

As part of our residential team, you will be responsible for the physical care, well-being and residential education of our students, helping them to develop self-dependence and the social skills to integrate successfully into the school and wider communities.  

In return for your hard work and commitment to our students, we offer a range of career development opportunities and a supportive working environment

If you would like an informal discussion prior to submitting your application, you are welcome to contact Georgina Lewis, Head of Safeguarding and Residence, on (01284) 761934 or email: georgina.lewis@sendat.academy

To request an application pack, please contact Joy Kent on: joy.kent@sendat.academy or call (01284) 717874.

Completed applications to be returned to the above email or by post to  SENDAT, Ask House, 2 Northgate Avenue, Bury St Edmunds IP32 6BB

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.

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