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Abbey School

Residential Support Worker - Waking Nights

We are currently seeking to appoint enthusiastic, proactive and hard-working Waking Night Support Workers to support pupils who reside in our residential provision Abbey Green. The ideal candidates will be committed to improving outcomes for children and young people with SEN and/or disability and their families.

The residential team of staff work in close partnership throughout the academic year with school staff and with families to ensure our pupils can enjoy a safe and nurturing environment. The role of the waking watch is to fully support the nightly needs of our young people to deliver the highest quality of care to those who reside in Abbey Green between the hours of 21:45 and 07:45. For further information please download the Recruitment Pack below which contains a detailed job description and person specification.

If you feel as though you meet the essential criteria listed in the person specification, which can be found in our Recruitment Pack below, we encourage you to complete an application form as soon as possible. Completed application forms should be returned to recruitment@abbeyschool.com with a covering letter addressed to the Residential Care Manager, Miss Dawn Kervin. Alternatively, application forms with covering letters can be sent by post to Abbey School, 10-11 Abbey Square, Chester, CH1 2HU. Please be advised that we only accept fully completed application forms.

Applicants shortlisted for interview will be asked to complete a written task as part of the interview process.

Recruitment Pack
Application Form

Abbey School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The safeguarding responsibilities of this post are to uphold Abbey School policies to protect and safeguard pupils and vulnerable adults in order to secure their health, safety and wellbeing.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are ‘spent’ unless ‘protected’ under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, sex, pregnancy and maternity, marriage/civil partnerships, religion/belief, or sexual orientation.