Job Details

Midday Assistant

Location:          Waterloo Lodge School, Chorley.

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

Hours:              11.45am - 1.45pm, Monday to Thursday

Contract:          Permanent, Term Time only

 

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 conīŦdence 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. 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.

 

Essential Criteria:

  • Good standard of personal hygiene
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Flexible approach to working
  • Ability to build relationships with children & young people
  • Resilience
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Willing to undertake training
  • Ability to prioritise tasks

 

Desirable Criteria:

  • Awareness of Health and Safety
  • Full driving licence

 

Why work for us?

  • Social activities
  • "Your Wellbeing Matters"
  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • Free School meals on site
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path

Interview date 16th OCTOBER 2020

Applications are invited online though the Outcomes First Group website www.outcomesfirstgroup.co.uk. If you have any further questions regarding how to apply please contact Waterloo Lodge School, admin@waterloolodge.co.uk

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.