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Residential Childcare Worker - Linden Lodge School

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

The Role

Mornings - £4,658 – based on 7-9am Tuesday to Friday – 8 hours per week


Evenings - £12,818 – based on 3:30-9pm Monday to Thursday – 22 hours per week


Hours: Various arrangements available (Shifts are 7-9am Tuesday to Friday and/or 3:30-9pm Monday to Thursday).


Working Pattern: Term Time Only - 39 Weeks per year


Start Date: ASAP

Do you want to make a positive contribution to a young person’s life?

Do you have a passion for enabling young people to achieve independence?

Are you committed to continuing professional development?

Do you want to work for an organisation that promotes best practice and values it’s staff?

We have an opportunity to join our highly motivated and skilled team as a Residential Childcare worker in our Residential unit, Richley House. This role involves working as part of a team to provide guidance, support and care to young people with complex needs, in a nurturing and homely environment.

Our main focus is ensuring children and young people get the best possible experience whilst staying at Richley House. They come to the residential unit for relaxation, the opportunity to make friends and to attend a variety of clubs and activities including swimming, music, and Scouts.

The right candidate will be confident, motivated and well organised. Patience and commitment are essential and above all, you will be someone with a desire to help others. You'll be working within an experienced team of colleagues committed to providing high quality support and education to the children and young people across the school.

You do not need to have previous residential experience as full training will be provided from our specialist team. Experience of working with children within an SEN environment (such as a school) would be a distinct advantage.

Candidates must be willing to undertake a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare if they do not already have this qualification

We can offer you:

  • Personalised induction programme
  • A positive and supportive team
  • A staff wellbeing programme

If you would like more information about this role, please contact the school on 0208 7880107 to arrange an informal discussion.

An Application Form, 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: 28 September 2022 (at noon)

Shortlisting: 29 September 2022

Interview Date: 07 October 2022

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.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy in advance of the closing date if there is a good level of response. We recommend applicants submit applications as early as possible.  We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

An enhanced DBS will be required.

Please note, CV’s are not accepted.

Linden Lodge School
61 Princes Way,
SW19 6JB


Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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