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Residential Childcare Worker - Linden Lodge School

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

Various arrangements available (Shifts are 7-9am Tuesday to Friday and/or 4-9pm Monday to Thursday).

1 year Fixed Term Contract with possibility to be made permanent.

Term Time Only – 39 Weeks per year OR Bank Staff Claims Only


Make a difference to a child or young person’s life.


Opportunities to join our highly motivated and skilled team as a Residential Childcare Worker have become available within our residential unit, Richley House.


The main focus of this provision is to ensure children and young people get the best possible experience whilst staying at Richley House. Children and young people come to the residential unit to access a waking day curriculum as well as an extended opportunity to make friends and socialise.


Comments from the our young people regarding qualities they have identified as important for a Residential Childcare worker include;


  • “Fun Loving”
  • “Will Listen to Me”
  • “Sing and Dance with me”
  • “Put me first”
  • “Have a big smile”


Linden Lodge School is a leading provider of education for visually-impaired children and young people aged 2 – 19 years. We have a three acre campus in Wimbledon with good transport links (8 minutes’ walk from Southfields underground station on the district line and well positioned for 493 and 39 bus routes) offering innovative indoor and outdoor facilities to support teaching and learning whilst promoting children and young people’s independence.


We are a family friendly employer who offers flexible shifts and a friendly, supportive team environment where the development of our staff is a key priority for the unit.


If you think you can make a difference and are committed to providing high quality care and support to the children and young people within this provision, please apply for this exciting and rewarding role.


Candidates must possess a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare OR be willing to undertake this qualification


We can offer you:


  • Personalised induction programme
  • The opportunity to undertake recognised qualifications such as NVQ Level 3 Qualification
  • A positive and supportive team within Richley House
  • A staff wellbeing programme which includes:


- Employee Assistance programme

- Free local gym membership

- End of term staff awards

- Weekly art and Pilates classes


Linden Lodge School is a very special place to work and staff wellbeing is very important to us. In addition to our Staff wellbeing programme you will be provided with tailored in-house and external training appropriate to your needs and interests.


I would like to know more: If you have specific questions about the role or the Residential provision, Please e-mail head@lindenlodge.wandsworth.sch.uk and mark your e-mail “Residential Vacancy”.


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


You can also download an application and details from the school website http://www.lindenlodge.wandsworth.sch.uk/75/staff-vacancies/cat/7/linden-lodge-school


Completed applications should be emailed to: hradministrator@lindenlodge.wandsworth.sch.uk.


Closing Date: 29th September 2020 (at noon)

Shortlisting: 30 September 2020

Interview Date: Week commencing 5th October 2020


Linden Lodge School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, an enhanced DBS will be required.


CVs are not accepted.



Linden Lodge School

61, Princes Way,

Wimbledon Park,

SW19 6JB

Tel: 020 8788 0107

Headteacher: Deborah Rix


Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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