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The Role

29 hours per week

Term time only (39 weeks)

Two sleep-in duties required. This is not inclusive of hours and is paid extra. 

To start ASAP.


Oak Lodge School aims to:

Empower, inspire, encourage and challenge our young people to develop the knowledge, understanding, confidence and skills to become thinking, resilient citizens who can succeed in a changing world.

Oak Lodge School follows a student-centred, multi-modal approach to communication. We would like to welcome you to become part of our vibrant and innovative learning community, to have the opportunity to work in our happy and harmonious school, that promotes the highest standards and is at the forefront of special education. We are an inclusive school where every student and member of staff is valued highly.


Phoenix House Residential Service forms an integral part of the school. We provide accommodation for a maximum of seventeen young people aged 11-19 years.

Phoenix House is looking for a MSI Residential Worker to provide support for a Deaf Blind student with their social and emotional wellbeing who may have multiple additional needs including mental health issues. The MSI Residential Worker will need to facilitate communication as well.

The student reside in Phoenix House 4 nights a week and staff are required to undertake at least two sleep-in duties to facilitate this. Sleep-in duties are paid as extra and is not inclusive of working hours.

Staff must be able to work shift hours, on rota, as required, usually between the hours of 7am–8.30am and 3pm–10pm plus sleep –in duties. 30 minutes unpaid break are given each day. We are looking for a MSI Residential Worker who has excellent communication skills, with a good knowledge of D/deafness, communication difficulties, positive behaviour management and additional health and educational needs. Experience of personal care support is preferable.

An information pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below. 


Alternatively, this can be downloaded from the school’s website: www.oaklodge.wandsworth.sch.uk



Completed applications should be e-mailed to recruitment@oaklodge.wandsworth.sch.uk


Closing date: 27 September 2020 (at noon)

Interview date: 06 October 2020


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.


This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.





101 Nightingale Lane


SW12 8NA

Tel: 020 8673 3453


Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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