Residential Childcare Worker

Location London
Discipline: Healthcare Assistants
Salary: £19,811 per year
Contact name: Michelle Moore

Contact email:
Job ref: AA/SW/11718/1
Published: 25 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

A leading special education school in South London is now looking for a dedicated Residential Childcare Worker to join the team, looking after the welfare and wellbeing of children staying within the school’s residential accommodation.

This specialist school provides excellent education and wider learning opportunities for children and young people (aged 2-19 years) with vision impairments, with and without additional hearing impairments, disabilities, and medical needs. The school has an on-site, “Outstanding”-rated residential provision for up to 24 boarders, offering an extended supported environment to relax, make friends, and explore hobbies and interests outside of the classroom.

As a Residential Childcare Worker, you will help the school’s boarders get ready before and after school, support their personal needs as required, facilitate community-based activities (including swimming and sports), and encourage development of independence, confidence, and valuable life skills. All specialist training will be provided, and all childcare will be done as a pair with a colleague.

The workday follows a split-shift pattern around school hours:

  • Mornings, before school: 7am - 9am
  • Evenings, after school: 3.30pm - 9pm

Ideally you will cover both, however we may be able to discuss just mornings or just evenings. Please note that the advertised salary figure is based on a full split-shift pattern of 30h per week.

This is a permanent, term-time role (41 weeks per year).


Person specification:

  • (Essential) Previous experience working with young people with SEN, ideally in a residential setting
  • (Essential) Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare or willingness to complete
  • (Essential) Willingness to help with personal care


Benefits / enhancements include:

  • Personalised induction programme
  • Positive and supportive team environment
  • Further learning and development support
  • Free local gym membership
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee referral scheme