Sterling Cross Trading LLP
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Key Worker

Job title: Key Worker

Location: Broadstairs, Kent

Salary: Up to £28,729 per year

Ref: AA/CT/10877/2


Take a central role in supporting a young person’s ongoing development at this “Outstanding”-rated school!

This leading Broadstairs residential school is an acclaimed provider of specialist education and pastoral support for young people who are autistic and have associated learning disabilities, and is now looking for a Key Worker to advocate for and support a young person during their stay within the school’s on-site residential provisions.

The school is committed to providing comprehensive teaching in both academics and life skills that puts “the child as an individual” first, to treating each community member with gentleness and respect, to reducing the use of restrictive practices, and to enabling each pupil to reach their full potential.

As a Key Worker, you will act as a mentor and role model for up to 2 young people, consistently supporting and improving each child’s personal environment and making of connections to foster a sense of stability and safety.

You will directly ensure the health and wellbeing of your charge and help enable their ongoing learning and personal development, including in their academics, social relationships, and independent living skills.

This is a permanent role, with the following contracts available:

  • Full-time, term-time only (41 weeks)
  • Full-time, year-round (52 weeks)


Person specification:

You will ideally have at least 2 years’ experience in working with children or adults with complex needs.

You must be willing to complete a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare and Level 2 in Medication Handling (if you have not already done so).



  • Organisational pension
  • Sick pay from the day you join
  • Enhanced leave entitlement
  • Private healthcare insurance, plus health and dental plans
  • Access to the Smart Schools Benefits Program and the associated range of retail, entertainment, gym and cycle discounts, wellbeing support, health cash plan, and more
  • Annual staff “Wellbeing Day” social event, with choice of activity
  • Access to the on-site swimming pool
  • Ample opportunities for training, skills development, and career progression
  • And more!