Residential Support Worker

Gretton SchoolCambridge

We are recruiting a Residential Support Worker to work in a friendly and supportive boarding environment

Your new school

Gretton School is an independent specialist school for children and young people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions, specifically high functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. We welcome students from 5—19 years old, as weekly boarders or as day students. Based just outside Cambridge, we work with 12 counties to provide a broad and individualised education for these unique and wonderful students.

Your new role

We are looking for exceptional people to work with our exceptional students. We are recruiting a Residential Support Worker to work in a friendly and supportive boarding environment where your input will be key in achieving positive outcomes for our young people. Our warm and homely boarding houses allow young people to stay at Gretton from Monday to Friday during term time. Our focus is on making sure each young person feels safe and cared for. A maximum of three young people live together in a house or bungalow within the school grounds.

Working Hours: 

  • Early shift 07.00 -16.00 Monday through to and including Friday. 
  • Late shift 14.30 - 22.30 Monday through to and including Thursday night. 
  • Sleep in duty as required in line with Rota. Cover waking nights if required.
  • Term time only

Note: Staff currently work 1 week of early shift followed by 1 week of late shift and so on. There is no requirement to work weekends or school holidays.

What you'll need to succeed

We are seeking people who thrive on working in a challenging but immensely rewarding environment, who are passionate about supporting the development of social, life and independence skills and who truly want to make a difference in the lives of young people. Experience of working with people with autism is not necessary, but a commitment to learning is. Relevant training - Level 3 qualification in residential childcare is provided.

What you'll get in return

Gretton is a friendly school where staff are supportive of each other inside and outside of the classroom and there is an opportunity to really make a difference to the lives of our students and their families. Gretton has a person-centred focus, providing each child with a personalised education and care programme tailored to help meet their unique needs. At Gretton, our staff are like family, so don’t delay and apply today to join the Gretton family.


Safeguarding recruitment statement

Gretton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff to share this commitment, applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.  We aim to be a fair employer and are committed to equal opportunities. Gretton School does not discriminate against employees on the basis of gender, ethnic origin, disability or age.

Applications will be considered immediately upon receipt - we reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date

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