Residential Careworker, Wandsworth

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Linden Lodge SchoolWandsworth

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Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Salary: £11.51 (Actual salary will depend on number of hours worked)

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

There is no requirement for the postholder to work weekends or public holidays.

Term Time Only – 39 Weeks per year 

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 highly motivated and skilled team as a Residential Careworker has become available within our residential unit, Richley House. 

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. 

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. 

This is an exciting time to join the school, our most recent OFSTED was judged as “Good” (November 2019). Stating ‘Boarders live in modern, purpose built accommodation. They have full use of the school’s extensive facilities, which include a hydrotherapy pool and a music suite. Boarders engage well with staff and each other.’

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

• “Fun Loving”

• “Will Listen to Me”

• “Sing and Dance with me”

• “Put me first”

• “Have a big smile”

If you can offer this and are committed to providing high quality care and support to the children and young people, 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


• A positive and supportive 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 encourage applicants to attend one of our open afternoons before applying. Please e-mail your interest to and mark your e-mail “I’m interested”.

Completed applications should be emailed to: 

You can also download an application and details from the school website

Our next open afternoon will take place on Thursday 13th February between 16:30 and 18:00.

Closing Date for all applications: 23rd February 2020

Shortlisting: W/C 24th February 2020

Interview Date: W/C 2nd March 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.

More about Linden Lodge School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: 61 Princes Way, Wimbledon Park, London, SW19 6JB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8788 0107
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