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Residential Support Worker - Linden Lodge School

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

The Role

Term Time Only – 39 Weeks per year
Required: ASAP

Linden Lodge School is a leading provider of education for visually-impaired children and young people aged 2 – 19 years. We are constantly building and growing our provision and an opportunity to join our skilled and highly motivated team as a Residential Worker has become available. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is passionate about transforming young peoples’ lives and wants to develop their career in a residential school setting. You'll be working in a small team of colleagues committed to providing high quality support and education.

The residential unit has space for 24 weekly or part-time boarders (Monday to Friday). In our recent OFSTED of the residential department, Leadership and Management was judged “outstanding” (January 2019) where “leaders’ expert knowledge and steadfast commitment to children have inspired them to continue their own professional journeys”. We have an impressive three acre campus in Wimbledon offering fabulous indoor and outdoor innovative facilities to support teaching and learning.

As a Residential Worker, you'll be supporting young people with vision impairment to develop as much independence as possible in their daily lives. Everything you do will enable young people to develop self-esteem, to have choices about their own lives and develop the self-help and independence skills that will prepare them for adult life. Residential workers are required to not only provide residential shift support and oversee mealtimes or activities but also support the Management team develop this provision. You could be supporting someone with personal care, supporting with medication or arranging an evening activity of shopping followed by meal preparation.

Residential placements are designed as an integral part of each child's specific educational and social programme which takes into account their sensory impairment, physical disabilities, emotional well-being and medical needs, enabling them to develop to their full potential.

Please note, the postholder will required to possess a Diploma in Residential Childcare or an equivalent e.g. NVQ Level 3 in Children and Young People.

Some sleeping-in duties will also be a requirement of the role

We can offer you:

• The opportunity to undertake recognised qualifications
• An enthusiastic dynamic and talented management team
• A positive and supportive staff team within Richley House
• A staff wellbeing programme which includes:

o Employee Assistance programme
o Free local gym membership
o End of term staff awards
o Weekly art and Pilates classes

Linden Lodge School is a very special place to work and staff wellbeing and career progression 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.

School Tour: We would like all applicants to visit the school before applying. Please contact the Headteacher’s PA, Louise Greenwood, to arrange a suitable date and time on 0208 7880107 or head@lindenlodge.wandsworth.sch.uk

An information pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below. (Please do not use the apply button below).

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

Closing Date for all applications: 31 May 2019 (at noon)
Interview Date: Week commencing 3rd June 2019

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

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Please note that we do not accept CVs

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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