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Residential Support Worker - Term Time - Special Needs Position

West Heath School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-6079-199S
  • Posted:27/02/2024
  • Pay:£23,244 pa (actual salary)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:13/03/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Hours: 13:00 to 23:30 Mon-Thurs, plus every 3rd Friday 10:30 to 16:30. Average of 44 hours per week. Term time only (39 weeks)


  • Do you want to work in a school that extends the learning offer beyond the classroom and that offers a holistic approach to supporting student’s needs?


  • Would you like to work for an employer who believes that employee training and development is a key element in a successful school?


West Heath School is a challenging place to work, but our dedicated staff rebuild lives through education. As part of the team, teaching respect, encouraging responsibility, building relationships, and developing resilience in our students, our committed, dynamic, resourceful staff find the work rewarding. All our learners have EHCPs, and we work towards the end goal of helping students re-integrate into mainstream learning and preparation for adulthood.

If you would like to be part of our journey to support students’ lives, we are looking for a Residential Support Worker to join our team as part of our Ofsted rated outstanding provision.

As a member of the residential team, you will provide a high-quality needs-led service to children and young people. Adopting a child centred approach that fosters nurturing, self-awareness, personal growth and gives each child the strongest voice with regards to decision making and lifestyle choices.

As well as working in an incredibly rewarding environment our benefits include free lunches, generous workplace pension, access to employee assist program, onsite parking, charity discounts and access to the swimming pool.

There are excellent opportunities for career development and training from internal and external experts, including 10 days of staff training per year.

Working at West Heath School involves close and unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups including children and as such is a regulated activity. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post (including an Enhanced DBS check. Management positions will require a 128 Check.).  

Information about the school


Ashgrove Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1SR

“Rebuilding lives through education”

OFSTED outstanding May 2022

West Heath School is an Independent SEN residential school with charity status. We provide a therapeutically informed learning environment for children aged 10-19 who have suffered some form of trauma and are unable to access main stream education. We believe in “rebuilding lives through education”, developing life skills and encouraging students to enjoy social activities .

“A fun place to work where social development is valued as much as education”

“The support you receive from the moment you arrive at West Heath School is excellent…”

“Two days are never the same at West Heath School and this certainly keeps you on your toes!”

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Nicola Kelly or Chloe Checkley
  • Address:West Heath , Ashgrove Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1SR
  • Telephone: 01732 460 553
  • Email: whs.hr@westheathschool.com


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.