Casual Residential Support Staff


The post holder will work with the Residential team within the Residential Department to deliver a highly structured programme of life, independence and work-related skills to residential students with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum (ASD) aged 8-19.  The post holder will be expected to take undertake sleep-in duties according to a rota.

Senior LSTs take on additional responsibilities within the team and need to be flexible in working times and hours.  They participate in the induction of new staff and provide guidance and support, and a model of good practice for other team members.   All applicants must have NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) in Health and Social Care.


Knowledge and Understanding
Knowledge and understanding of the needs of students with ASD, the Residential Care curriculum,  Connected Learning and Real World Learning curriculum as they operate in the school, Every Child Matters and residential care standards

Planning and Setting Expectations
Contribute to the delivery of the Residential Care Curriculum.  Ensure effective preparation and planning in compliance with the Centre’s assessment systems.

Teaching and Managing Pupil Learning and Care
Support students to develop into autonomous and self-confident adults with the personal, physical and social skills necessary to live as full and independent a life as possible

Assessment and Evaluation
Ensure students’ needs and progress are effectively monitored and assessed in accordance with the Centre’s assessment systems.

Pupil Achievement
Maintain accurate records to ensure that Records of Achievement and all pupil records effectively demonstrate achievement and progress.

Relations with Parents and Wider Community

Maintain regular, effective communication with parents and carers.

Managing Own Performance and Development
Evaluate and demonstrate the effectiveness of your practice and take responsibility for your own professional development. Undertake in-house and external training on any areas of work deemed appropriate by the school and Centre management.

Managing and Developing Staff and Other Adults
Promote good practice in all areas of care and curriculum delivery, guide and support new or inexperienced staff members and volunteers.

Managing Resources
Manage effectively any resources that may be delegated to you, promote the efficient use of resources and contribute to the maintenance of a safe working environment for staff and students.

Strategic Leadership
Provide a role model for students and newer or less experienced staff and contribute to the continual development of the service by offering suggestions for improvements.


  • Participate in the induction and training of new staff, acting as guide and mentor for PLANS principles, demonstration routines and procedures and providing a model of professional practice.
  • Maintain a secure understanding of school, departmental and class group policies, practices and procedures in order to support other team members in their work.
  • Support the Residential Manager, as required, in the formulation and dissemination of department policies, practices and procedures.
  • Provide ongoing support and advice to all team members on all aspects of the LST role.
  • Take a leading role in supporting the Residential Manager in organising room duties, providing practical support and helping delegate tasks for areas such as display, storage, filing, the production and maintenance of learning resources etc.
  • Support Residential Manager and other team members in the maintenance of detailed records of students’ needs and progress in all areas of the curriculum.  Provide a role model and practical support to other team members on assessment procedures.
  • Complete needs assessments, risk assessments and behavioural assessments, etc. according to school and departmental policy.  Provide a role model and practical support to other team members on policies, practices and procedures in these areas.
  • Maintain regular formal and informal contact with parents/carers through structured weekly telephone calls, Home/School journals and other means and support and advise other team members on these issues.
  • Support Residential Manager and other team members in writing accurate reports on students’ progress within the curriculum for a range of purposes including Statutory Annual Review.


To apply for this position please download the application form and, once complete return it to together with a full CV



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