Student Support Assistant, Lancashire

Closing date:Expiring soon

Waterloo Lodge SchoolLancashire

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £16,000 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

Student Support Assistant:

Salary: £16,000.00

Location: Chorley, Lancashire

HOURS: 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday 


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!

We now have a fantastic opportunity for a Student Support Assistant to join our close-knit team at Waterloo Lodge School, Chorley in Lancashire. Someone who takes a more creative approach supporting our teaching personal, would be perfect for this role. 


About the School:

Waterloo Lodge is an independent specialist day school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16, 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 Acorn Care and Education Group and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

Acorn Care and Education 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 to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.


About the Role:

The Student Support Assistant will engage with our students, teachers and support workers.  Being responsible for assisting, with the day to day learning and social skills. The successful candidate will be required to work 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Waterloo Lodge School caters for children aged 11-16 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 for a Student Support Assistant who likes a challenge as we see pupils that for the most, are reluctant and troubled learners or have been out of education for a little while.

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.


General Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the life and community of the school in all of its aspects.
  • Establish and maintain a positive learning environment in which the pupils’ behaviour is well managed and within which social, emotional and learning needs can be met within a supportive framework.
  • Support the Student Support Manager in assisting staff to ensure they understand and are actively implementing the key aspects of the school’s behaviour and inclusion strategies.
  • To record relevant educational, social and behavioural information within an agreed framework.
  • To promote the social and emotional development of children through positive approaches that will encourage appropriate relationships and the development of self-esteem. 


Essential Criteria:

  • GCSEs in Maths and English, grade C or above
  • Basic computer literacy skills
  • Able to work on a lone basis with an individual child on a 1:1 basis, to build a relationship and rapport with the child in a learning and educational environment
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Flexible approach to working
  • Ability to build relationships with children & young people
  • Clean Driving Licence
  • Negotiation Skills
  • High expectations of others
  • Resilience
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Willing to undertake training
  • Ability to prioritise tasks 


Why work for us?

A few reasons we think it’s a great place to work:

  • Continuous professional development & training for a clear career path
  • Pension
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Free School Meals onsite
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters”
  • Employee Rewards Hub

 

This position is due to commence as soon as possible, of course subject to approved reference and DBS checks.  


Acorn Care and Education 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 possible outcomes for everyone in our care.  A full application form must be completed with all employment dates and, gaps in employment accounted for.



More about Waterloo Lodge School
×
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 173 Preston Road, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6 7AX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1257 230894
employer gallery photo 0
employer gallery photo 1
employer gallery photo 2
employer gallery photo 3
employer gallery photo 4

Waterloo Lodge offers a successful, therapeutic approach to re-engage pupils who’ve endured serious difficulties at their previous schools.

Judged by Ofsted (Jan 2015) to be outstanding in all areas, the specialist, dedicated and expertise of the sta...