Are you looking for the next step in your career? A new challenge? Why not join Whinfell School – graded Outstanding by Ofsted!

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our dynamic team as a Residential Support Worker to implement the change and reinvigoration of Whinfell School. The senior leadership team has a clear vision for growth and positive change.

At Whinfell School we recognise our current success and want to offer this opportunity to a wider range of young people and adults as part of the ongoing developments that are taking place across all areas of the provision. As such, we have created new opportunities for individuals to join our team with an improved training programme that provides excellent professional development opportunities for candidates who are enthusiastic, passionate and committed to the role. Successful applicants will be mentored and supported by the management team to ensure you are guided towards achieving your personal best.

About us:

Whinfell School is located across two sites in the picturesque town of Kendal, Cumbria. Whinfell forms both home and school for students with outstanding facilities to enable students to learn, progress and grow as individuals.

Whinfell School has a proud and successful tradition of supporting students between the ages of 11-19 with Asperger’s Syndrome (high functioning Autism) and Complex Needs to gain valuable life skills, qualifications and confidence to support their onward journey towards independence.

What we need from you?

We are looking to recruit committed, empathetic and engaging care/support workers that will deliver a model of positive behaviour support to empower our young people to make a positive change in their lives, gain self-regulation skills and develop greater lifelong independence.

This is an opportunity to work collaboratively with trained, qualified professionals across our multidisciplinary team and to join an expanding, successful educational organisation.

We are looking for Residential Support Workers that are:

Passionate about improving the lives of others
Able to work a variety of shifts
A positive and consistent role model to others
Innovative, engaging, enthusiastic and inspirational
A creative thinker and implementer
Flexible in working shift patters on a rota basis including days, evenings and weekends
An excellent communicator and team player
Seeking career development and training

Successful applicants will be rewarded with completion of Level 3 Health and Social Care qualification and full training for career and personal development

Sleep in allowance of approximately £1200 per annum – based on 2 sleep ins per month


Cambian is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Cambian is committed to Safeguarding and protecting the young people and service users within our care. All candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference checks.

Cambian will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This check will be part of a safeguarding check, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination a person who will not on the appointment panel will conduct the search and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.



Location: Kendal, LA9 5EZ

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