Classroom Support Assistant

Employer: Chesnut Lodge School
Salary: £18,328 - £18,562pa + SNA £1,324pa
Location: Green Lane, Widnes, WA8 7HF
Contract: Temporary
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 32.5 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 13/08/2021 at 12:00
Reference: TLRs/21/158937

Classroom Support Assistant, FTC 31.12.2021

Scale Points 1 – 3     (£18,328 - £18,562) plus SEN allowance (£1,234)

A temporary Classroom Support Assistant post to cover a maternity leave – September 2021 to December 2021.

Chesnut Lodge School caters for pupils aged 2 – 16 years, with complex needs arising from physical and medical difficulties. Currently there are 85 pupils on roll. The school is well resourced and enjoys a high profile within the local community.


The Governors are seeking to employ flexible Classroom Support Assistants with a positive attitude and a passion for working with pupils with SEN. The posts will require staff to support all age ranges and abilities throughout the school in the classroom and following training with other roles such as behaviour management and administering medication. Following training, you will also be required to meet the intimate care needs, follow physiotherapy programmes and support swimming sessions. Candidates should note that this roles will require them to physically get into the swimming pool to support with swim sessions.


This physically demanding role will require good organisational skills and the ability to work effectively both as a key member of the team and independently. The successful applicants will:

Have the flexibility to adapt routines according to the day’s needs

Have the ability to work effectively within a team environment, understanding and respecting the roles and responsibilities of the different staff in schoolSuccessful applicants will be required to complete appropriate training programmes, including those required to meet the physical, including intimate care, feeding and medical care needs of the students.Please note: All information must be included within the application form – attached CVs and Personal Statements will not be accepted.


Closing date for applications: 13th August 2021 

You should note that, if successful, you will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) or Enhanced DBS check for Regulated Activity. Further information about DBC can be found at:


Interviews: 23rd August 2021

Halton Borough Council is an equal opportunities employer.

How toapply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, we do not accept CVs. Please fully complete the on-line application form.




This vacancy is now closed


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