Excellence in Care and Education
Excellence in Care and Education


3 Dimensions have an Independent SEN School, two Residential Children's Homes and one Young Adult Facility which are situated between Chard, Somerset and Axminster, Devon. We look to recruit both care and education staff. 


Are you looking for a new career or a change from your current care role?

We are looking for experienced and non-experienced people to join our team.

It is a challenging but rewarding job that requires enthusiasm, commitment and understanding of the difficulties and trauma the young people have encountered, to give them the opportunity to make a better life. Client and family confidentiality is paramount.


Enthusiasm to learn is essential. You will be paid to attend our induction training and ongoing development training.


Full driving licence is required.


Applicants need to be physically fit and willing to undertake various activities.


3 Dimensions are committed to safeguarding all adults and young people placed with us and therefore all applicants will be required to have a fully enhanced DBS check and several references will be sought.


On completion of successful 6-month probation, the company will fund the training and completion of a Health and Social Care Diploma Level 3 if not already achieved for care workers.


Job Description, Person Specification and application form are available below.

PLEASE NOTE: We only accept applications from candidates who have completed the company's application form.

Full time Residential Care Worker (predominantly adults): Floating Cover

With homes situated in Chard and Axminster, you will be working predominantly in Chard with adults with Autism and learning difficulties. Within our Adult provision, you will be supporting 3 young adults with minimal challenging behaviour, Autism, Epilepsy and Communication difficulties.


Full time floating RCW to provide cover for an average of 9 shifts a month (147.5 hours a month including 8 sleep-ins) plus an on-call weekend every three weeks. The monthly rota is set in advance but not a set pattern. Overtime is applicable if called in when you are on call.

Salary ranges from £20,775 to £22,479, dependant on age and experience



Full time Residential Care Worker: Adult services

We are looking for a caring and supportive person to join our friendly experienced team working with 3 young adults with autism who have been with us since they were children. They are funny and endearing characters, who respond well to consistency and boundaries to enable them to feel safe.

All the housemates require support within all aspects of their lives due to their disability, however they present low level challenging behaviour with a minimal amount of personal care necessary.

Average 10 x 14.5hr shifts per month and one on-call weekend every three weeks. The successful candidate will have one weekend off in three on a fixed rolling rota pattern.

Salary ranges between £15,199.20 to £16,713 pro rata depending on age and experience

Ashcroft is rated OUTSTANDING home under the CQC inspection framework and is a warm and comfortable environment for all. The manager has many years experience working with autism and is also one of the company’s trainers, so provides great support for her staff.

Full time Residential Care Workers:

3 Dimensions support vulnerable and complex young people who have challenging behaviour, social, emotional and learning difficulties. With homes situated in Chard or Axminster, you may be working in either of these.

Full-time RCW’s (working shifts consisting of 9 x 24.5-hour shifts, which include sleep-ins, plus 1 x 15.5-hour shift). The rota is a set repeating 3-week pattern, Mon, Weds, Sat, Tues, Fri, Sun, Thurs.

Full time floating RCW’s to provide cover at both homes and work the same 10 shifts per month in terms of hours. The rota is set in advance but not a set pattern.

Under 25’s the salary range is £20,900 to £21,333 depending on experience.

Over 25 years the salary range is £22,176 to £23,004 depending on experience.

It is a legal requirement that carers must be 4 years older than the children in their care. All applicants must be over 21 years old.

Residential Care Worker Job Description and Person Specification
Residential Care Worker Job Description [...]
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Application form
Application Form 7.16.docx
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Full Time Teaching Assistant (SEN) 

3 Dimensions school is an approved independent special school providing education for 7-25-year-old pupils. It is accredited by the National Autistic Society for the quality of its provision and has an Ofsted rating of Good with some Outstanding areas. Ofsted described us as a HAPPY School.

We aim to provide a personalised curriculum and a quality education designed to meet each individual young person’s needs in an environment that is warm, secure and nurturing.

We require someone who can work with children and young adults with social/emotional difficulties and very challenging behaviours.

This position is term time only.

Experience is not essential but enthusiasm and a willingness to learn are.

Hourly rate £7.92 - £8.65 depending on experience.

TA Job Description
Teaching Assistant Job Description.docx
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TA Person Specification
Teaching Assistant Person Specification.[...]
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Application form
Application Form 7.16.docx
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3 Dimensions School rated Good overall with Outstanding in personal development, behaviour and welfare! Following an Ofsted inspection 21.06.2018. To view the report in full go to the School Ofsted page.

Read the latest Chardleigh House "Good" Ofsted Report dated  21.06.2018

Read the latest Woodview "Good" Ofsted Report dated  24.08.2017

Chardleigh House rated Good following Ofsted inspection on 04.10.17. To view the report go to the Chardleigh House Ofsted page.


 Secretary of State for Health congratulates Ashcroft on CQC Outstanding rating Read letter.

Ashcroft re-inspected by the CQC on 04.05.2017 and retains its Outstanding rating. Read the full report here.

3D School accepted as an “approved” independent special school and its details will be published on the Section 41 Secretary of State Approved List when next updated after 31st August 2016. For more information visit our School. page.

Woodview rated Good in all areas following Ofsted inspection on 06.07.2016. To view the report go to the Woodview Ofsted page.

CQC rates Ashcroft's adult care as outstanding April 2015. Read the CQC press release here or go to Ashcoft's page and click on the CQC link for the full report.

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