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Boarding Support Worker - Term Time

Caldecott Foundation School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-7003-91S
  • Posted:29/06/2022
  • Pay:£17,362 - £19,437
  • Start Date:TBC
  • App Close Date:29/07/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:TBC



Ashford, Kent

Hours: 40 hours per week – term time only – Monday to Thursday.

Salary: £17,362 - £19,437 (inclusive of basic salary plus 1 sleep in per week)

Are you looking for a rewarding role with excellent career progression opportunities?

The Caldecott Foundation is looking for a caring individual who is passionate about improving the lives and outcomes for children and young people; encouraging life skills and helping the young people to develop their social skills through play and education, whilst having fun.  We pride ourselves in providing our children and young people with exciting opportunities and an outstanding environment to live in.

Duties of A Boarding Support Worker:

  • To Assist in the educational, social, emotional and behavioural development of children/young people.
  • To provide and support the provision of primary care for each child/young person and help them develop healthy attachments and to act as a key worker.
  • Assist in the implementation of educational programmes and individual care plans for the children/young people, and help monitor, evaluate and continually review their progress.
  • To assist in the general household duties of our boarding provision which include cooking, preparing meals and other domestic duties.

Caldecott Employee Benefits include:

  • Health cash back scheme (covering you & up to four children)
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Vouchers & Discounts off retail, food, and entertainment
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Comprehensive induction
  • High quality training including Level 3 working with children & young people NVQ
  • Paid DBS

The benefits you receive will increase over time in recognition of your commitment and dedication.

we actively encourage career progression to enable staff to reach their full potential. We can offer a range of routes to progress your career including management and leadership, social work, education and therapy roles.  

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend interview – TBC

If you are successful at a formal interview you will be invited to the home to meet staff and young people who also play an active role in the Foundations recruitment process.

The Caldecott Foundation is committed to safeguarding children.  We follow safer recruitment guidelines and all appointments will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service and references.


If you feel you have the personal skills and energy to work in one of our outstanding homes please go to the Foundations website, www.thecaldecottfoundation.co.uk or contact our Recruitment Officer bethany.cook@caldecottfoundation.co.uk or by phone on 01303 815639 for a full job description and person specification and an application form


Please note: we aim to contact shortlisted applicants as soon as possible. 


Registered Charity No. 307889

Information about the school

Information about the Caldecott School, Smeeth (Near Ashford) Kent.

The Caldecott School is a non-maintained special school catering for young people, aged between 8 and 18 years. Our pupils have a variety of needs including Autism (ASD), Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties, and a range of communication needs. Governors, senior leaders and all staff teams work tirelessly to provide a safe, stimulation and nurturing learning environment where boys and girls can develop their full potential.

Caldecott is a non-maintained special school with 56 young people on roll, aged between 5 – 16 years.

We have invested in Forest School and each class spends a morning in the woods engaging in outdoor learning. A creative curriculum supported by trips, land-based learning. P.E. and food technology ensures our pupils have a balanced education to meet their needs.

In helping children build a future, we are committed to developing support networks and strategies that young people will require in today’s society. Through a personalised curriculum offer, underpinned by a holistic approach to therapeutic interventions we aim to re-engage each and every learner. Our approach supports rapid improvements in pupils’ behaviour and builds the key competencies and skills pupils need for the next stage of their learning, be that moving between a key stage, re-integration to a new school or transition to college or work.

Every one of our students is treated as an individual and has the support of a highly qualified and experienced staff team including therapists, teachers, teaching assistants and boarding staff. We have also invested heavily in modern, well equipped classrooms and work areas to provide our pupils with an outstanding environment in which to grow and learn.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).