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Midday Assistant

Waterloo Lodge SchoolLancashire

Job Title:             Midday Assistant

Location              Waterloo Lodge School, Chorley

Salary:                 £3,125.57 (£8.76 per hour)

Hours                   Monday-Thursday 11:30am-2:00pm (plus 5 inset days)

Contract              Fixed Term Contract

If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

About the School

Waterloo Lodge is an independent specialist day school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18, catering for children with a wide range of needs in Lancashire, Manchester and surrounding areas. Our dedicated team work together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils who often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life.

We pride ourselves in steering children in the right direction, nurturing aspiration to progress them academically and socially, to encourage them to take pride in their achievements. Socially, we build confidence in our students so they are able to have a greater understanding of the wider community in which they live.

About the Group

We are part of the Outcomes First Group and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

Outcomes First Group provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through relentless focus on caring and learning.

About the Role

The Midday Assistant will assist in the dining room, encourage good eating practices and ensure the safety, welfare and conduct of pupils in accordance with our school policy. Additional responsibilities include helping in the kitchen, washing up and tidying in the dining room. The successful candidate will be required to work Monday to Thursday, 11.45am-1.45pm.

Waterloo Lodge School caters for children aged 11-18 and has an occupancy of 55 pupils. Our aim is to change young people’s lives and through the use of accredited courses, we will always provide our pupils with the best possible opportunities to succeed, beyond Waterloo Lodge School.

Who we are looking for

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, flexible and caring Midday Assistant to join our supportive team with Health and Safety awareness.  A patient, friendly approach with the ability to relate positively to children and adults is essential in this role.

No two days are the same at Waterloo Lodge, so we want someone who can work at pace to turn ‘can’t do’ into ‘want to’ and is motivated by working with children with complex needs. You will be motivated by your belief that every child can achieve and reach their potential.  The ideal candidate will enjoy working with children in a calm and engaging demeanour.

Whilst previous experience of working in a SEN environment would be desirable, excellent communication, interpersonal skills, the right kind of motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important.

Applications are invited online though the Outcomes First Group website If you have any further questions regarding how to apply please contact Waterloo Lodge School,

Outcomes First Group are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.

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