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Female Senior Child Care Officer

Hamilton Lodge School and College
Brighton, East Sussex
NJC 22-28 £29,439-£34,723 (pro-rata)
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

Job Details

Female - Senior Child Care Officer   


Pay level – NJC 22-28 £29,439-£34,723 (pro-rata)

40 hours per week term time only.

Sleep in allowance will be paid.


Hamilton Lodge is a special residential through school for learners from 5 to 19 years of age with significant expertise in meeting an identified primary need of Deafness (Mild, Moderate, Severe or Profound).

Situated in the heart of Brighton, our school has educated and cared for Deaf children for over 75 years. 

The successful applicant will be experienced at managing a team of staff working within a childcare setting. They will manage a girl’s boarding house with learners who are residential at the school Monday to Friday. They will provide a range of one-to-one support and group activities. They will be a member of the Care Management Team and be expected to lead on safeguarding and all other matters pertaining to their house. They will be expected to work within all the school policies and work effectively and proactively within a team and with other professionals within the school.

Their qualifications will include:

  • NVQ or L3 Health and Social Care Children and Young People.
  • L5 Health and Social Care Children very desirable but training could be offered for the right applicant.
  • Education to a sufficient standard to support learners after school learning
  • Level 3 BSL very desirable but training could be offered for the right applicant.
  • Experience of working with young people with complex needs

Due to the nature the role we are only accepting applications from female candidates, aged 22 and over.

Sleeping in will be a requirement of this role and the salary will reflect this

Your willingness to enhance your British Sign Language is essential.

Informal visits are strongly encouraged.

To arrange a visit please contact Simon Rogers via email at

Closing Date – 31st  March 2023

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidates will be required to undertake a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Hamilton Lodge is a Special School and College for Deaf Children with many pupils being week day boarders.

Our students come from across the south and as far afield as Manchester.

We are in Brighton within a ten minute walk to the sea in one direction, and the new South Downs National Park in another.

We have excellent bus links to the train station and city centre.We cater for pupils from 5 to 19 years old and have a Child Centred Approach to communication using English and British Sign Language.

The school has been commended for its quality of care and offers pupils the opportunity to reach their potential through maintaining a positive approach, removing barriers to communication, providing good role models and celebrating achievement.

Find Us
01273 682362
Walpole Road
East Sussex

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