Residential Support Worker - Waking Nights
  • Employer: Abbey School
  • Reference: SS/23/236951
  • Published: Thu 20/04/2023, 10:54 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 05/06/2023, 9:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Nights
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £22,418- £26,250
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Chester , Cheshire

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Residential Support Worker - Waking Nights

We are currently seeking to appoint multiple enthusiastic, proactive and hard-working Waking Night Residential Support Workers to support pupils who reside in our residential provision Abbey Green

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.

This is a permanent, full-time post and we are seeking to appoint for a start date as soon as possible.


  • Competitive salary
  • paid holidays - staff do not work 2 weeks over Christmas, 2 weeks over Easter, or 6 weeks over the summer holidays, and staff are paid the same salary at the end of ever month
  • Suite of staff benefits including pension scheme
  • Technology appropriate for your job
  • Comprehensive staff training programme
  • Access to WeCare which is a 24/7 online GP, mental health support service, get fit programme and much more
  • Access to MediCash program for wellbeing benefits
  • The opportunity to shape and improve the life chances of pupils with a disability, and in so doing, extend the prospect of an improved quality of life for family members and others

For further information please download the Recruitment Pack below which contains a detailed job description and person specification.

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How to Apply

If you feel like you have the right qualities to join our exciting, innovative and exceptional school then please complete the school application form with a letter addressed to the Residential Care Manager, Miss Dawn Kervin. Please ensure that you provide details of your skills and experience necessary for this particular position in your letter or personal statement. Application forms and letters can be emailed to or sent by post to Abbey School, 10-11 Abbey Square, Chester, CH1 2HU.

Please send fully completed application forms (available to download below or on our webiste) as soon as possible. Please visit further information.

The School will complete an online search for all shortlisted candidates. If any incidents or issues have happened that are publicly available online, the school may wish to explore this at interview.

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.

Child safer recruitment procedures operate and the post is subject to references and an Enhanced DBS disclosure with barred list checks.

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.

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