Midday Support Assistants

Required to start 25th August 2022

We are looking to recruit staff to support pupils over the lunch period. The role will be linked to specialist care and support for key pupils. You will receive training to support your key pupils to eat their lunch and to be able to complete their personal care.

Would you like to help a young person eat their dinner?

This is an ideal position for someone who wants a few hours work each day during school term times. We are an Area Special School for pupils with Learning Difficulties (aged 3-19).

The hours will be either 11.15 – 13.45 at the Primary Site / New Lubbesthorpe Primary Satellite or 11:45 – 14.15 at the Secondary Site, (12.5 hours per week) Monday to Friday, Term time only.

Midday Support Assistant post at 12.5 hours per week, term time only (39 weeks which includes at least 12.5 hours training), to support pupils at lunchtime

Salary Grade 5

£5,584 to £5,696 per annum

Additional paid hours may be available occasionally

What we need from you:

  • Positivity
  • Good communication skills
  • Good team member
  • Flexibility
  • Resilience
  • Ability to work in a sensitive and supportive way above all you will need to be patient and kind

More information about the school

The successful applicant must be committed to assisting children and young people with complex learning needs who may have physical or sensory disabilities.

At our school, individual differences are recognised and respected but are never seen as a barrier to achievement. By adapting the curriculum and teaching methods we ensure that our pupils have every opportunity to succeed both academically and socially.

We have a great deal of specialist expertise and experience at our school. Therefore, we are able to offer induction, support and training to newly-appointed staff. What is important to us is commitment to our overall ethos and approach. Successful candidates must be willing to undertake training as required for the role.

We work in multi-skilled teams so good teamwork is essential. All staff have responsibility for ensuring the personal care needs of learners are met.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and subject to a check being carried out at an Enhanced level by the Disclosure and Barring Service regarding any previous criminal record.

Dorothy Goodman School is seeking to promote the employment of disabled people and will make any adjustments considered reasonable to the above duties under the terms of the Equalities Act 2010 to accommodate a suitable disabled candidate.

Dorothy Goodman School shares a commitment to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. Our commitment is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to maximise opportunity, minimise risk and continuously promote a culture that embraces the ethos of safeguarding amongst our workforce.

Please apply through e-teach

Closing date 15th August at 12.00pm