Vacancies at Wilds Lodge Therapeutic School

Wilds Lodge is a boarding school for boys with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.  Our OFSTED report in January 2018 said that the school was ‘Outstanding’.

Safeguarding Duties and Responsibilities:

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The following is expected of all staff:

  • to uphold the School’s policies relating to safeguarding & child protection, behaviour, Health & Safety and all other relevant policies

  • to promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons for whom you are responsible, and come into contact with

  • to ensure full compliance with all statutory regulations, in particular Keeping Children Safe in Education, (July 2015/Sept 2018) communicating concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Lead, other relevant staff of the school or local Children’s Services as appropriate.

All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory DBS check.


There are currently vacancies available

Therapeutic Support Worker

Purpose of the post:

To be a member of the residential care team of Wilds Lodge School; working on a house group with up to 20 pupils; and having personal support worker responsibilities for up to 5 pupils; as directed by the team leader.

Children and Young Person's Support Workers are expected to make a real and positive impact to the lives of children who have a range of care needs, as well as life experiences and personalities that makes every day varied and interesting. If you have a caring nature, a natural interest in people and want to make a difference then this just might be the job for you.

 Accountable to:

  • The senior care staff and the principal.

Working hours:

Monday - Thursday 8:00am to 10:00am, returning at 3:30pm to 10:00pm

Friday 8:00am to 10:00am, returning at 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Sunday 5:30pm to 10:00pm

An occasional weekend shift on a rota basis 

Responsibilities and duties:

  • To be a member of the care team, involved in all aspects of the effective and safe running of the residential provision of the school.

  • To manage pupil behaviour effectively, under the guidance of the team leaders and in accordance with the school's policies.

  • To provide and supervise activities for pupils outside the school day.

  • To attend care meetings and other whole school staff meetings.

  • To ensure that the best practice, as described by CSCI,HMI and Ofsted, is fully implemented.

  • To attend whole-school training days (6 per year).

  • To attend and contribute to personal supervision sessions.

  • To liaise effectively with teaching, counselling and other care colleagues.

  • To meet the school's requirements for assessment, recording and reporting.

  • To have personal support worker responsibility for up to five pupils.

  • To liaise effectively and regularly with parents.

  • To attend annual reviews of the statement and social services statutory reviews for pupils, as required.

  • To liaise with agents of the pacing authorities, as required by the principal or team leader.

  • To contribute to the writing of house development plans for school budget planning.

  • To contribute induction programs for new staff, as required.

  • To contribute to school self–evaluation.

  • To work within the guidance included in the staff handbook.

  • To carry out other reasonable duties, as directed by the principal, within the level of responsibility and commensurate with the grading of the post.

Desirable experience/qualifications:

  • Previous experience of working with children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

  • GCSE/O’level or equivalent.

  • A valid driving licence is required as our school is split between two sites. 

Benefits:

  • Training is provided

  • Promotion and career progression are available

  • Starting salary is £20,000 (this includes 14 weeks paid school holidays)

  • £2,000 - £3,000 relocation package available

Person specification:

  • Effectively manage difficult and challenging behaviour in children and young people.

  • Work closely and cooperatively with colleagues from a variety of professional disciplines.

  • Communicate effectively in both verbal and written form.

  • Work flexibly and be open to change.

  • Work to agreed quality standards as expected by CSCI,HMI and Ofsted.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to equality for all staff and pupils.

  • Work with information technology.

  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.

  • Work in a challenging environment.

To apply:

  • You must complete an application form (below)

  • Previous applicants need not apply


Use the application form, and send it completed to office@wildslodgeschool.co.uk or post it to:

Wilds Lodge School, Stamford Road, Empingham, Rutland, LE15 8QQ.

Please view our document below before applying.