Lunchtime Supervisor - Leeds Special School

Location: Leeds
Job Type: Part Time
Industry: SEN
Reference: DVL/SEND/08092022002
Salary: £9.50 - 11.50 per hour
Job Published: 25 days ago

Lunchtime Supervisor - Leeds Special School

We are looking to recruit a number of lunchtime attendents for our client, a Special School in Leeds. This role would suit applicants looking to continue working in Special Education in a reduced capacity, or individuals looking to gain experience in order to begin a career in Education. 

Purpose of the job

To work under the direct instruction of teaching staff to support access to learning for pupils and provide general support to the teacher in the management of pupils personnel hygiene and care programmes and the organisation of lunchtime provision and whole school resources.

Applicable Contract and terms and Duties:

10 hours per week, term time only. (2 hours daily)

Particular duties:

Duties will in general entail work with pupils and students normally between the ages of 3-19 years with severe, complex and profound learning difficulties and associated disabilities, including those with challenging behaviour.

 Lunchtime assistants are part of the teaching team which requires cooperation of all staff to ensure the efficient running of the school.

Close cooperation in all aspects of childcare and education is essential.

Key tasks

Support for Pupils

  • · Attend to the pupils’ personal needs and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, and first-aid and welfare matters
  • · Supervise and support pupils ensuring their safety and access to learning including the cleaning up of spillage and waste.
  • · Establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs.
  • · Ensure that pupils are supported to eat a well balance and nutritional meal, sometimes with adult assistance
  • · Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
  • · Encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
  • · Encourage pupils to act independently as appropriate.
  • · Be sensitive to individual learners disabilities and show empathy for their changing needs

Support for the teacher

  • · Prepare learning environment for successful learning, clearing away aids and equipment after lunch and playtime activities including
  • · Be aware of pupil problems/progress/achievements and report to the teacher as agreed.
  • · Undertake pupil record keeping as requested, especially toileting charts, behaviour logs and accident and incident report’s.
  • · Support the teacher in managing pupil behaviour by following Individual Behaviour Plans (IBP’s), reporting difficulties as appropriate.

Support for the curriculum

  • · Support pupils to understand instructions
  • · Support pupils in accessing learning using appropriate strategies /resources: Makaton, PECS, MOVE, IEP’s, IBP’s, Moving and Handling Plans, Communication aids
  • · Support pupils in using basic ICT and communication aids as directed.
  • · Prepare and maintain equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assist pupils in their use: specialist physical therapy equipment, organising classroom resources, playtime equipment.

Support for the School

  • · Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to: child protection, health, safety, security and hygiene, confidentiality and data protection. To undertake risk assessments reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • · Be responsible for the maintenance of whole school resources.
  • · Be aware of and support differentiation and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
  • · Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
  • · Appreciate and support the role of other professionals
  • · Attend and contribute to relevant meetings as required.
  • · Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required.
  • · Establish good relationships with parents, community and professionals acting as a good role model that reflects the high expectations of the Governors of the school.

To apply, please respond to this advert with a copy of your CV anjd one of our SEND consultants will be in touch.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role as well as the Right to Work in the UK. Please see for further details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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