Children’s Support Worker

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Job Description

Children’s Support Worker

You could have the opportunity to work in our dynamic, experienced and supportive care team to facilitate the children’s day and evening routines at the Loddon School.

Experience within a similar setting is desirable, however not essential as full in house training is provided.

If you are interested in working for an employer where you are adding value to the children’s lives whilst receiving a competitive salary, great benefits and training opportunities, then Loddon is the place for you.


About the role:

The role is to care for our children on a daily basis and ensure all their needs are met. We focus on care and education 24/7 at the school. Instead of teaching our children in classrooms, learning for our children takes place via activities. There is no typical day at Loddon as every day is different.

You will be supporting their independence with household tasks and personal care. Activities could range from a long walk through the countryside or meeting our animals at our very own farm. You could be taking part in a swimming lesson at our pool, or you might be having an art or music lesson outside in our vast grounds. Depending on the shift patterns, you may also be taking part in evening tasks which would involve calming activities such as movie night or reading a book.

About you:

We are looking for dedicated individuals with a can-do attitude who are passionate about providing the highest standards of care and facilitating opportunities for learning for our wonderful children.


162.5 hours per month between the hours of 7.30am-10pm. 6 week shift pattern (1 in 2 weekends)


· Generous annual leave entitlement

· Free staff meals on shift

· Generous group Pension

· On-site parking

· Staff referral scheme

· Discounted gym membership

· Training & career development opportunities

You will also receive a £250 welcome bonus when you have passed your probation.


Your first four weeks at Loddon aim to give you the best opportunity to learn hands on, how to do your role to the highest standard. You would spend 2 weeks on your dedicated days shadowing a member of staff, and then the following 2 weeks you will take the lead supporting and have the member of staff shadowing you. You will also receive induction training for 4x Thursdays throughout your first month from the internal training team.


At Loddon, we are passionate about staff development and progression. If you are not qualified to the equivalent of a Level 3 Residential Childcare Diploma, we would enrol you once you have completed your 3-month probation with the support of our dedicated internal training department.

Throughout your career at Loddon, you will continuously receive training and support to help you develop within the school. Whether this be to undertake a QTS, a Team Leading Qualification or various Level 2 funded courses related to the work you do.


The annual salary range for this post is £18,572 – £19,691

**The salary is dependent on relevant qualifications or to previous experience within a similar setting**

All applicants must have a right to work in the UK and willing to undertake an enhanced DBS check. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

How to apply:

For more information about the role, or to formally apply please contact 01256 884 600 or email the recruitment team on