Lunchtime Assistant

Location North Chailey, East Sussex

Salary 9.23 per hour

Application Deadline 20 November 2020


Job Summary

We are currently recruiting for Lunchtime Assistants to join our Ofsted outstanding 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 eating and drinking, personal care, manual handling, gastrostomies and administering medication.

To support you with this, you will receive a first-class induction and ongoing training from qualified professionals, and you will not be expected to carry any procedures 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.

Why join us?

  • Competitive rates of pay starting at £9.23 per hour
  • Pension scheme
  • Comprehensive benefits package (please click here for further details) Hours of work are 13.75 hours per week (11.30am - 2.15pm), Monday to Friday, term time only (45 weeks per year including holidays)
  • Bank Roles - once trained, Lunchtime Assistants can also register as bank staff to work on our residential bungalows out of school hours, at weekends and in the holidays, as well as at our holiday clubs, which can enhance your basic pay

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Chailey Heritage Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults; as such an enhanced DBS disclosure is required.

Chailey Heritage Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all its young people and staff. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

As part of our recruitment process, Chailey Heritage Foundation (CHF) collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. CHF is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data to meet its obligations under GDPR. Please ensure you have reviewed our privacy policy prior to completing an application with us.

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