Life Skills Educator

Linden Bridge School
Worcester Park, Surrey
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time
FTE:£27,775pa - £30,477pa.Pro rata:Up to £23,778pa
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
2nd April 2024 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Job Reference
DOALBS- Life Skills Educator
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1352080

This is a permanent, term-time only role.

Flexible shift pattern is available (Monday afternoon to Friday morning) which may include mornings, school hours and evenings.

Some flexibility may be considered, please indicate availability on your application and working pattern will be discussed at interview.

We have an exciting opportunity for a caring and committed individual to join our Residential Care (School Weekly Boarding) team at Linden Bridge School. As a Life Skills Educator working in our school’s residential department, you will be an integral part of our fantastic team who put our pupils at the heart of everything we do as we work together with colleagues to maximise their children and young people’s life chances.

You will be responsible for a small group of young people (aged 12 – 19 years) who board during the school week in the residential department at the school, providing a stimulating environment, guidance, and support. A full induction and training package is available.

You will work alongside colleagues in the Residential Team to ensure the welfare of the children and young people boarding at the school. Maintaining confidentiality in and outside of the workplace.

Key responsibilities will include drafting and carrying out risk assessments, care plans, pupil behaviour support and safety plans, planning and delivery of EHCP target work, assessing, monitoring and documenting progress with ‘next steps’, managing leisure time activities and the personal care of each pupil. Attending and contributing to pupil annual review meetings.

Planning and overseeing activities for the pupils, which could involve travel off-site, with the assistance of a supportive educator.

Working as part of the residential department staff team, directly supervised by the residential manager, and responsible to the Senior Leadership Team.

Ensuring that the welfare of the children and young people boarding at the school is paramount in all the department’s work.

THPT can offer:

  • An opportunity to be part of a dynamic and developing organisation
  • Excellent benefit package to include Cycle to Work, Sainsbury’s Loyalty Discount and access to discount schemes
  • Fantastic Local Government Pension Scheme, including generous employer contributions
  • Rewards and Benefits Scheme that includes Loyalty and Service Awards
  • Employee Assistance Programme

We are happy to receive a full CV in the first instance, to be considered before a full application is made. 

Please email your CV or any questions . Please include your preference for working pattern.

All adults employed by the Trust have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations. 

The Howard Partnership Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation. 

All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK prior to commencement of employment. As part of our need to comply with UK immigration rules, you will be required to provide Home Office stipulated documentation prior to interview.

Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of this advertisement.

We are looking for candidates:

  • That have attained Diploma in Health and Social Care – Children & Young People (Level 3) or are willing to complete the training upon appointment.
  • With experience of working in a residential setting, preferably in education, although this is not essential
  • Who can work as part of a thriving team
  • Experienced in carrying out administrative duties such as filing, recording, with competent ICT skills with experience of Word Excel, Outlook and social media
  • With good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders including staff, pupils, parents, and the wider school community
  • Who are committed to SEND and inclusion striving to achieve the best possible outcomes for the pupils you support.
  • With knowledge or experience of working with young people with complex social communication needs.
  • That can manage a varied workload, problem solve whilst remaining calm under pressure
  • With an understanding of safeguarding and child protection policies and procedures

Values and Behaviours

We are a values-based organisation and seek to recruit individuals who can demonstrate our values. Our values will be assessed through the selection process, so we ask all applicants when providing their supporting statement to also incorporate not only how they meet the essential criteria for the role but to also demonstrate our values.


Safeguarding Statement:

Linden Bridge School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, volunteers and members of our community to share this commitment. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support and protection. We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism, and promote British values and children’s rights.
Linden Bridge School

Linden Bridge School

Part of The Howard Partnership Trust

The Howard Partnership Trust