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The Unicorn School

The Unicorn School

A Specialist School supporting pupils with dyslexia and related learning difficulties

Vacancies

 

Thank you for your interest in working at The Unicorn School

 

General Office Assistant - Maternity Cover 

The Unicorn School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Office Assistant to support the office team whilst our colleague is away on maternity leave. The main responsibility will be to maintain and update the school’s social media platforms and compile the weekly newsletter.

The successful applicant will also be engaged with a variety of responsibilities which will include general reception and administrative duties, assisting with various school events, working with colleagues in the school office and supporting the Head Teacher and Bursar as required.

Good administrative and IT skills, including experience in a Reception role, and working with a database, will be essential.

In addition, the successful applicant will have strong interpersonal skills, be able to work as part of a team as well as independently, and have an excellent telephone manner.

Key responsibilities:

  • Updating and maintaining the school’s social media platforms
  • Compiling the weekly newsletter
  • Taking deliveries, distributing to colleagues and keeping Reception area tidy
  • Managing school telephone switchboard, being first point of contact in the school and dealing with routine queries.  Directing calls to specific individuals where necessary
  • Welcoming visitors, signing them in and making tea and coffee
  • Assisting with IT and staff photocopying queries
  • Monitoring the office email account and forwarding emails to relevant staff
  • Ordering goods and services for academic and admin staff, maintaining stock of paper, stationery, and printer cartridges. Keeping stock cupboards tidy
  • Assisting in management of SchoolBase (the school’s data management system) calendar and checking for events needing approval
  • Managing general office administration, including scanning and filing
  • Providing support for school events eg assisting with Open Morning preparation and on the day
  • Ad-hoc tasks as directed by the Admin team & Senior Management

Working Hours: 0800 -1600, Monday to Friday with an hour for lunch (0900-1500 during school holidays)

Holiday Allowance:  State school holidays

Start Date: 1st September 2022.  1 year fixed contract

Closing date for applications: 1st July 2022

For an application pack please email diane.kenyon@unicornoxford.co.uk or call the school on 01235 530 222

Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Part-time (2 days a week – term time only)

The post holder will be part of a multidisciplinary therapy team and conduct individual and group therapy session in a well-equipped therapy room. The therapists at the Unicorn School work closely together with teaching staff to support the best outcomes for the students through holistic and integrated programmes.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

Assessment of motor, handwriting, sensory, perceptual and functional skills

  • Use of standardised assessments (MABC, DTVP, VMI, DTVP) and non-standardised tools (clinical observations)
  • Report writing for internal screenings
  • Report writing for annual reviews, outside agencies and EHCP applications.
  • Implementation of therapy sessions on the basis of assessments and/or EHCP specifications
  • Provision of therapy programmes for school and home use
  • Organisation of small group therapy sessions
  • Collaboration with SaLT and Creative Arts and Playtherapist
  • Liaison with teachers and TAs
  • Monitoring and review of interventions
  • Communication with teachers, therapists and parents
  • Contributions to IEPs
  • Meetings with parents
  • Attendance at SEN Team meetings

Start Date: 1st September 2022  

Closing date for applications: 1st July 2022

For an application pack please email diane.kenyon@unicornoxford.co.uk or call the school on 01235 530 222

 

Dyscalculia Assessor 

(Ad Hoc) 

The Unicorn School carries out full diagnostic assessments with children up to the age of 16 years old. These assessments are provided for children, as appropriate, who may potentially come to the school. The Unicorn School is expanding this provision with the offer of assessments to individuals outside of the school. These will be carried out on the school premises. To achieve this, the school would like to utilise the services of a qualified dyscalculia assessor who holds an APC. 

The assessor will be paid for each individual assessment and report completed; the number of assessments required will vary depending on demand. 

Closing date for applications: 8th July 2022

For an application pack please email diane.kenyon@unicornoxford.co.uk or call the school on 01235 530 222

Assistant Bursar

The post holder provides support to the Bursar, including day to day administrative support and financial management. The successful candidate will be expected to meet high standards, be organised and pay attention to detail.

The role is a permanent, part-time position up to 25 hours per week

The post is located at The Unicorn School, reporting to The Bursar

 

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Termly fee and extras billing.
  • Order goods and services following authorisation system and monitoring spend to budgets
  • Maintaining the purchase ledger including processing supplier invoices, preparing payments and dealing with queries.
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Fixed asset register maintenance
  • Balance sheet and income reconciliations
  • Credit chasing
  • Assist with termly accounts preparation
  • Manage the finance calendar
  • Assist with termly Governors’ reporting
  • Assist on health and safety reporting, maintaining the health and safety records and control schedule. Booking inspections as required.
  • Assist with other administrative tasks as directed by Bursar

Start Date: 1st September 2022  

Closing date for applications: 8th July 2022

For an application pack please email diane.kenyon@unicornoxford.co.uk or call the school on 01235 530 222

 

SAFER RECRUITMENT POLICY

The Unicorn School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post. Any offer of appointment will be conditional upon a variety of satisfactory pre-employment checks including checks with past employers, an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Check, satisfactory references and medical clearance. Child protection training will also need to be undertaken.

The Unicorn School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including enhanced disclosure via the DBS and checks with past employers.

 

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