Residential Support Worker (Horton Lodge Community Special School)

Horton Lodge Community Special School, Rudyard, NrLeek, Staffordshire, ST13 8RB
Grade 6 pro rata
14 Sep 2018
26 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
Term time

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Horton Lodge Community Special School for an enthusiastic, hardworking Residential Support Worker to join our successful team. This is an exciting role which assists the development of Conductive Education within the school's residential provision.

Horton Lodge School is a Local Authority Special School for children aged 2-11years with physical disabilities and associated learning difficulties. Our students have a range of complex learning needs including cognitive, physical, sensory, emotional and health related disabilities.

The successful candidate will truly hold the pupils well-being and learning at the centre of all they do, have good interpersonal skills, high standards and expectations and an understanding of the difficulties faced by young people with disabilities. A commitment to undertake training and implement new initiatives is required.

We can offer the opportunity to work in a successful multi-disciplinary team, a commitment to continued professional development, enthusiastic and inspirational pupils.

The successful candidate will undertake duties detailed in Residential Support Worker Job Profile C1172 at Grade 6 term time only (SCP 20 – 24, £19,819 - £22,401 FTE).

The post is for 24 hours per week, 21 hours child contact and 3 hours residential preparation time, care plan recording and a weekly staff meeting. The working pattern will be… Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 3pm – 8pm and Tuesday, Wednesday, 7am – 9.30 am, Thursday 7am – 10am and  1 weekly sleep in 8pm – 7 am with a separate additional payment. Times may very slightly to accommodate the needs of the children.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to visit Horton Lodge School prior to submitting their application. Please email Emma Clayton to arrange a visit,

Application packs are available online at WM Jobs or from the school. Further details of the post can be requested by email to or by calling the school office on 01538 306214. Your application should consist of an Application Form, Recruitment Monitoring Form and an accompanying letter (no more than an A4 page) detailing your skills, knowledge, suitability and experience in relation to the job description and person specification.

Closing Date: Wednesday 26th September at 3pm

Dates to look around: Thursday 20th September at 10.30am & Tuesday 25th September at 2.30pm

Shortlisting: Thursday 27th September 2018

Interview Date: Tuesday 2nd October 2018

DBS Checks This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Amendment Order 1986 and, as such, it will be necessary for a Submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.   

Asylum and Immigration To comply with Asylum and Immigration legislation you will be required (if appointed) to provide one or more documents from the Immigration Act 2006 - List A and B. You must provide proof of current and valid permission to be in the United Kingdom and valid permission to do the type of work offered. Further information is available at:    

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