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Boarding Support Worker - Term Time

Caldecott Foundation School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-7003-76S
  • Posted:21/06/2019
  • Pay:£15,347 - £17,364 + sleeping in duties at £32.94
  • Start Date:TBC
  • App Close Date:21/07/2019 at 13:00
  • Interviews:TBC




Ashford, Kent


Salary: £15,347 - £17,364

+ sleeping in duties at £32.94??

Term Time Only – 40 hours per week

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

We are recruiting for caring individuals who are 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.

A good sense of humour with the ability to develop relationships with the young people and provide a safe and caring environment for them is essential for the role.

From the outset we provide accredited training including a Diploma and 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 one of the homes 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 HR department jonathan.butler@caldecottfoundation.co.uk or by phone on 01303 815630 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.

Currently, we have approximately, 40 pupils on roll and there are no more than 6 pupils in one class. Each class has one teacher and one teaching assistant.

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.

Job Contact Information

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.