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Intervenor/Teaching Assistant and/or Residential Careworker for a Pupil with dual sensory impairment (deafblind) - Linden Lodge School

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

Hours: Intervenor/Teaching Assistant 32.5 hours per week/Residential Careworker 28 hours per week split shifts 7-9am and 4-9pm Monday to Friday.

Term Time Only – 39 Weeks per year (for both roles)
Required: as soon as possible

Linden Lodge School is a leading provider of education for visually-impaired children and young people aged 2 – 19 years. We are constantly building and growing our provision and an opportunity to join our highly motivated and skilled team as a Teaching Assistant and/or Residential Careworker has become available to support a student who is deafblind. This is an opportunity for someone who is passionate about transforming young peoples’ lives, promoting independence and has a desire to develop their career in a Special School setting. You'll be working in a small team of colleagues committed to providing high quality support and education.

This is an exciting time to join the school. In our recent OFSTED of the residential department, Leadership and Management was judged “outstanding” (January 2019) where “leaders’ expert knowledge and steadfast commitment to children have inspired them to continue their own professional journeys”. We have an impressive three acre campus in Wimbledon offering fabulous indoor and outdoor innovative facilities to support teaching and learning.

Whether as a Teaching Assistant, Intervenor or Residential Careworker, you'll be supporting a young person who is deafblind with additional medical and behavioural needs. You will play a key role in enabling this young person to achieve their learning potential and develop confidence and a sense of security with their daily routines.

You will need to be able to keep calm, understand professional boundaries, be a great team player and flexible in your approach. Above all the qualities of compassion, kindness and positive thinking are key. You will be working with another worker and will be well supported by the wider team.

A knowledge of Sign Language is essential, a qualification as an Intervenor is desirable. Previous experience of working with pupils with complex needs and experience of TeamTeach would also be an advantage.

We can offer you:

  • Personalised induction programme
  • The opportunity to undertake recognised qualifications such as an Accredited Intervenor Qualification
  • A positive and supportive team within Richley House
  • A staff wellbeing programme which includes:
  • Employee Assistance programme
  •  Free local gym membership
  • End of term staff awards
  • Weekly art and Pilates classes

Linden Lodge School is a very special place to work and staff wellbeing and career progression is very important to us. In addition to our Staff wellbeing programme you will be provided with tailored in-house and external training appropriate to your needs and interests.

Please note, this post is fixed term and is linked to a particular student’s continuing attendance at the school.

School Tour: We would encourage applicants to visit the school before applying. Please contact the Headteacher’s PA, Louise Greenwood, to arrange a suitable date and time on 0208 7880107 or head@lindenlodge.wandsworth.sch.uk

An information pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below.

Completed applications should be emailed to: hradministrator@lindenlodge.wandsworth.sch.uk.

Closing Date: 21 June 2019
Interview Date: week commencing 01 July 2019

Linden Lodge School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, an enhanced DBS will be required.

CVs are not accepted.

Linden Lodge School
61, Princes Way,
Wimbledon Park,
SW19 6JB
Tel: 020 8788 0107
Headteacher: Deborah Rix


Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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