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Learning Support Assistant with Personal Care

Cheadle Hulme High School & Sixth FormCheadle Hulme

Scale : Scale 5, £15,469 - £17,421 TTO Actual (£22,183 - £24,982 FTE)

About us

Due to continued growth and success, Cheadle Hulme High School is looking to appoint an experienced and dedicated Learning Support Assistant with Personal Care duties to join the team. This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Laurus Trust family, and to play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of the Trust. Support staff work tirelessly to ensure all services run smoothly and efficiently, enabling our teaching staff to focus on delivering an outstanding education for our students.

The Laurus Trust is a highly successful and growing multi-academy trust in the North West of England, with Cheadle Hulme High School (CHHS), the founder school, at its centre. Our vision is for everyone regardless of background or circumstance to be inspired, to thrive in all environments, to recognise what it takes to succeed, to set aspirational goals and to work hard to achieve them.

All our Laurus Schools are hugely oversubscribed and have a reputation, both locally and further afield, for outstanding teaching and learning through the relentless pursuit of excellence and the determination to ensure that every child succeeds. In the recent Staff Engagement Survey, over 95% of our employees stated that they would recommend working for Laurus Trust to their friends.

The Laurus Trust is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We welcome and encourage applications from all individuals regardless of individual background or circumstance.

Main Responsibilities 

  • To support identified students within the classroom environment, within small group situations and on a one to one basis.
  • To work with teachers to enhance student progress, whilst also promoting independence, self-esteem and social inclusion. 
  • Contribute to the development of programs which support students with SEND, and provide in class support for students with SEND.
  • Prepare and maintain learning resources according to the needs of students with SEND.
  • Work to implement advice from appropriate outside agencies on how to support students with SEND.
  • Supervise the activities of individuals or groups of students both in and out of the classroom.
  • Deliver physiotherapy as appropriate following the programme and advice from the Physiotherapist.
  • Provide support for children with physical needs including providing intimate care where necessary. 
  • Support students to become as independent as possible with regards to their personal care needs.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date records for students with SEND.

Key Skills & Experience 

  • Prior experience of carrying out personal care duties would be advantageous
  • Experience of working with young people who are vulnerable and/or who have special educational needs is essential
  • You must possess up to date knowledge and understanding of the practices and procedures within SEN
  • Experience of delivering intervention to small groups of students or on a one to one basis would be ideal
  • Sound educational background including GCSE’s in Maths and English (A*-C) or equivalent.
  • Possessing a relevant NVQ3 or equivalent qualification is desirable.
  • Having a First Aid qualification would be extremely beneficial. 

Employee Benefits

We offer a wide range of employee benefits to all of our staff in return for their commitment to our schools, and to help contribute towards improving their well-being. These can be found in the Candidate Applicant Pack.

Core Behaviours

At the Laurus Trust, it is not just about what we do but also about how we do it. Our core behaviours detailed below provide guidance on the expectations we have of our staff. It is essential that any employee joining the Trust is able to demonstrate some or all of these behaviours on a regular/daily basis:

  • Adaptable - Open to change, to be flexible
  • Courageous - Willing to speak up, offer ideas, challenge the norm
  • Hard Working - Strong work ethic, prepared to go the extra mile
  • Inclusive - Treat others fairly and equally
  • Engaged - Involved/absorbed in your work, participate at all times
  • Value - Add value to your role, your team and the Trust
  • Enquiring - Have an enquiring mind, curious, improve and find solutions
  • Motivated - Pro-active, wanting to achieve goals, willingness to try, can do attitude
  • Encouraging - Giving/offering support and confidence to others, working together
  • Navigator - Providing guidance, leading when necessary
  • Tenacious - Perseverance, never giving up, whatever it takes

Applying to the Laurus Trust

If you want to work in a highly ambitious and successful school, and have the passion and commitment to join us at an exciting time of continuous progression and growth, then we would like to hear from you. 

For more information about The Laurus Trust, or for further information relating to the role and the School you’re applying to, please download the Candidate Information Pack or visit https://www.laurustrust.co.uk/

Please note: an application form must be completed as CV’s will not be accepted. 

Disability Confident Committed

The Laurus Trust is committed to Equal Opportunities for all candidates. As a Disability Confident Committed Employer, we strongly encourage applications from all persons with a known disability, and we will ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for this position will be offered an interview and given the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talents and abilities. 

If you would prefer to request a manual application pack, or should you require any additional support in completing your application, please feel free to contact us on 0161 549 7000 or via e-mail at; recruitment@laurustrust.co.uk  

Closing Date: Tuesday 7th December 2021 at 09:00 

Interview Date: Tuesday 14th December 2021

The Laurus Trust and its affiliated schools are committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.

We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the school. This is in line with statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education and The Education Act 2002, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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