Residential Support Worker, Girton, Cambridgeshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

Gretton SchoolGirton, Cambridgeshire

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £15,000 - £18,000 (actual salary, term time only)
Contract term: Permanent

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

www.hays.co.uk/jobs/gretton-school

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.

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.

What you need to do now

For more information and to apply, and to see what some of our staff members have to say about working at Gretton School, please see our dedicated recruitment website at www.hays.co.uk/jobs/gretton-school  or call Brett Coventry on 020 3818 7041 or 07879 692409. 

Closing date: Monday 25 February 2019

Interviews as soon as possible thereafter 

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.



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More about Gretton School
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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Manor Farm Road, Girton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0RX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1223 277438
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