Lunchtime Assistant

Due to an increase in pupil numbers we are currently recruiting for Lunchtime Assistants to join our school.

The Lunchtime Assistant role is vital in helping make a positive difference to children with complex physical disabilities and health needs by assisting with their lunch, personal care and providing stimulating opportunities through a variety of activities. It is hard work, and requires commitment, but it is a hugely fulfilling job and can bring real joy.

The role of a Lunchtime Assistant (LTA)

At Chailey Heritage the lunchtime assistant job is very different to that in a mainstream school.  You will need to be creative, flexible, hardworking, committed, patient, and very observant.  You will be trained by nurses and senior staff to carry out many procedures, including:

When you have sufficient experience, you will also be trained in the following:

Training and support

For all these duties, and more, you will receive first-class induction and ongoing training from qualified professionals, and you will not be expected to carry them out alone until you have been signed-off as competent. You will be assigned a ‘buddy’ to mentor you and make sure that you are confident in your new role, and you will have a co-ordinator who will set targets for you and support you. There is a team of nurses available to support and advise staff and manage emergencies and if necessary call the on-site Doctor.

What are we looking for?

What we offer

To download the full job description please click here.

If you feel you have the skills required please apply below, we would love to hear from you!

Chailey Heritage Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

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