A little bit about Seashell Trust jobs

Seashell provides education and care through our outstanding school and specialist college. We build communication, independence and life skills, and prepare young people for a future where they are valued and valuable members of the community. Keep reading to learn more about the Seashell Trust jobs available and what is required in a job working with children and young people with learning disabilities.

Description: Trustee Board Member

Type: Part Time

Hours: 1-5 per week

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ/Hybrid

Salary: Unpaid, Voluntary

Close date: 1st March 2024

Seashell Trust is a long-established national charity (formerly Royal Schools for Deaf Children Manchester) that recently celebrated its 200-year anniversary in 2023. Seashell is in the northwest of England, providing integrated education and care for children and young adults with the most profound and complex disabilities and communication needs, from two to twenty-five years of age. Our provision includes our ‘outstanding’ Royal School, we moved into our brand new state-of-the-art school building in February 2023, specialist FE Royal College, Residential Care with seventeen children’s and young adults’ homes, Short Breaks, Outreach, Inclusive Sport and Family Support services. The Trust employs over six hundred staff and enjoys the support of a large volunteer body, both corporate and individual.

Seashell Trust has a strong, committed and experienced group of Trustees (who are also Company Directors as the Trust is a Company Limited by Guarantee) who are responsible for the overall strategic direction and governance of the organisation. There are currently three subcommittees of the Board focusing on Remuneration and Appointments, Audit and Finance, and a Transformation Project Steering Group, as well as a Safeguarding Board. Additionally Royal School and Royal College each has a dedicated Board of Governors (and appropriate subcommittees) under the chairmanship of a Trustee Board member.

As part of our succession and enrichment strategy, we are seeking to strengthen our Board, following a refresh of our strategic ambitions, and as we continue delivery of our £60m site transformation with the imminent construction of our new Royal College Manchester, Sports, Training and Support Staff facilities. We are particularly interested in appointing someone with the time, energy and passion to commit to the Trust and support the delivery of exciting new facilities. Applicants do not require specific non-exec experience as we are eager to appoint someone who shares our passion and long-term aspirations to deliver outstanding services to children, young people and their families.

On this occasion, we are looking particularly for someone with a legal background, ideally with specific knowledge and expertise in the field of SEND, the rights of children and families in relation to the Children and Families Act 2014, educational tribunals and safeguarding. Given that the Trust is one of the largest employers in the area, with a diverse workforce and with high-quality staff a key priority, some knowledge of employment law would be a welcome bonus.

Whilst we are looking for a specific appointment on this occasion, we are always very interested in expressions from candidates who are keen to undertake a Trustee role in the future and who may have some specialist skills and knowledge that would support the Board’s ambitious plans going forward. We are keen to ensure our Board is truly representative of the rich and diverse community that we are part of.

The Board meets formally 5 times a year, with a similar number of subcommittee meetings. In addition, we hope that members become actively involved with the Trust’s events and wider endeavours as committed supporters of its aims and ambitions.

You would be joining the Board at a very exciting period and one of great change with the significant site transformation which is well underway. If you feel you could bring value to our Board, by offering us skills and expertise as outlined above, and would be interested to explore the possibility of joining us, as an initial expression of interest please apply and submit an informal CV outlining your experience and areas of special interest. We would also welcome visits to the Trust prior to application. As part of your application, please can you answer the below 3 questions:

  • What is your motivation for wanting to become a trustee of Seashell Trust?
  • Do you have any lived experience with learning disabilities?
  • Are you able to commute to Cheadle, Stockport to attend meetings and to support initiatives as a trustee?

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Description: Casual CADS Crew Member

Type: Casual/Bank

Hours: Casual/Bank

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: £12.07 per hour (including statutory holiday pay)

Start date: 23rd March 2024

Close date – 1st March 2024

(Please note that the advert may close early depending on the volume of applications received.)

Why you will love this role…

Here at Seashell, we provide care and education for children and young people (up to 25 years old) with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties and disabilities, sensory impairment and communication disorders and autism.

We are recruiting new additions to our brilliant CADS team who provide support to both disabled and able children (8-16 Years) at our fully inclusive holiday and weekend CADS events. This role includes enabling and encouraging children to be independent and enjoy a variety of activities throughout our CADS events.

As an active member of the team, you can expect to…

  • Support children and young people with varied support needs enabling them to be included and encourage them to take part in the CADS events.
  • Actively support all children and young people in a range of activities at CADS including swimming.
  • Work as part of a team at CADS supporting Team Leaders and the CADS Co-ordinator to deliver successful and enjoyable events.
  • Support a diverse group of children and young people from the community.
  • Support a Coach or Deliverer to ensure all elements of activity are inclusive.
  • To provide personal care and support young people with other care needs such as feeding and drinking.
  • Work one-to-one with a child or young person throughout the day to deliver an enjoyable experience for them.

About you…

  • Experience and/or ability of delivering very high standards of customer care.
  • Proven experience as working co-operatively as part of a team to enable cohesive and effective team working.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, listen to and act on instructions to deliver individual and group activities.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure whilst ensuring an appropriate environment for a child or young person to remain active.
  • Willingness to learn how to support our children and young people including effective methods of care.
  • The ability to meet the physical demands of the posts which requires substantial walking, standing, lifting, bending, working on the floor, twisting, and pushing any wheelchairs and other equipment on the premises, taking part, and encouraging physical activity with children and young people.

Please not that full training will be provided.

Please upload your CV to apply and if you need more information, please contact our Talent Team via our website.

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Description: Deputy Principal (SEN), Royal College Manchester

Type: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: £55,169 - £61,299 + Teachers’ Pension Scheme + benefits

Start date: September 2024

Close date: 29th February 2024

Interviews: 7th – 15th March 2024

About Royal College Manchester at Seashell

Royal College Manchester at Seashell is an independent specialist day and/residential college for post 16 students with low incidence high needs including severe learning difficulties, sensory impairment and autism. All students at the college use alternative and augmentative communication systems, the majority are non-verbal communicators, whilst others use these systems to supplement their spoken communication.

Our highly- skilled team of teaching and support staff include specialist teachers, (autism, hearing impairment and multisensory impairment), intervenors and autism trained LSAs. They work closely with a full team of therapists and our residential care services to deliver high quality personalised learning and support based on the needs and preferences of the student.

Opportunity

Seashell is one of only a few charities in the Northwest focussing on enhancing the lives of young people with very complex needs. This sets apart the college from other further education providers as we deliver high quality education and care to meet needs of young people who need highly specialist expertise and resources.

We have already invested significantly in a world class campus development with world class residential homes and a recently opened exceptional special school with excellent facilities and will continue to do so over the next decade and beyond. We are now embarking on the next phase of our transformation and are preparing to build a brand new college building, which will also be home to a community café and inclusive sports facilities and we also have plans strengthen services to support progression from education to positive destinations.

If you would like to join a team who are dedicated to enhancing the future of young people with the most complex learning needs in an ambitious and exciting organisation, then this newly created opportunity is the role for you.

Role Outline

The Deputy Principal reports to the College Principal and plays a major role in:

  • Formulating the aims and objectives of the college in line with Seashell’s vision
  • Establishing policies for achieving these aims and objectives
  • Managing staff and resources to that end
  • Monitoring progress towards the achievement of the college’s aims and objectives
  • Driving collaboration with services across Seashell to deliver design and deliver integrated services to young people
  • Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of Seashell

Person Specification

Has significant experience in:

  • Demonstrating best practice in delivery of teaching to students with a range of special needs
  • Involvement in college self-assessment and development planning
  • Raising standards and monitoring success in a college or specialist setting
  • Working with multi-disciplinary teams for the benefit of students
  • Management of whole college projects
  • Teaching young people with SEND
  • Working with parents and Governors or Trustees
  • Leading and managing staff
  • Evidence of taking an active part in monitoring/evaluation of teaching and learning
  • Experience of effective and impactful leadership within an education provision.
  • Evidence of effective financial planning or budgeting efficient use of resources and obtaining best value for money.

Personal Skills

  • A commitment to getting the best outcomes for all students and promoting the ethos and values of Seashell
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise effectively
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality at all times
  • Commitment to safeguarding and equality, ensuring that personal beliefs are not expressed in ways that exploit the position.
  • Good communicator
  • Leader
  • Visionary
  • Self-motivated and a motivator for others
  • Team player
  • Demonstrates a management style routed in compassion and inclusivity where all staff and students are treated with dignity and respect
  • Change orientated
  • Ability to combine effectiveness, humour, friendliness and warmth

Qualifications

  • Qualified to degree level and above
  • Qualified teacher status/QTLS
  • Recent and relevant professional development relevant to the post
  • Relevant Leadership Training / qualifications

If you are inspired by the potential difference that high quality education can make to a young person’s life, and you want to work with the Principal as part of a forward looking leadership team that drives the vision for the college to make a difference to the lives of young people with low incidence high needs then this could be the role for you.

Full job description and person specification available

Our benefits

Life assurance, on site gym, employee assistance and wellbeing programmes, on site counselling, cycle scheme, free parking and lots more!

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Description: Teacher (Sensory) – SEN College

Type: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 40 weeks per year + 12 weeks holiday

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: £28,107 - £36,459 per annum (dependant on skills, experience and qualifications) + Teachers’ pension scheme + benefits

Role Summary

Here at Seashell Trust we provide care and education for children and young people (up to 25 years old) with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties and disabilities, sensory impairments and communication disorders and autism.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Royal College Manchester team in a teaching post on our Sensory course teaching students (19 – 25 years old) with multi-sensory impairments.

Key responsibilities

  • Promote the intellectual, physical and personal development of students in your class group teach the students in your class group according to their individual needs
  • Manage the individualised curriculum for each student referring to programmes of study, termly topics and write IEP’s in collaboration with other professionals.
  • Involve non-teaching support staff in the assessment, recording and reporting of student’s progress.
  • Communicate and consult with students, parents, the placing authorities and others with a legitimate interest in the students in your class.
  • Advise and co-operate with the Senior Managers, other teachers and support staff on the preparation of programmes of study, teaching materials, methods of teaching and assessment and pastoral care.
  • Responsible for the professional development of teaching and non-teaching staff in your area of responsibility.
  • Liaise with residential care staff on the development of the extended curriculum for students in your class/group where appropriate.
  • Work to agreed behaviour management strategies and protocol to ensure the health and safety of students and staff on authorised out-of school activities.
  • Supervise, and so far as it is practicable, teach any students whose teacher is not available on the request of the Head of College
  • Support with personal care and feeding the students as and when required.

Requirements

  • Teaching degree or post graduate certificate, QTS or QTLS
  • Previous teaching experience with students who have sensory impairment, autism and/or communication difficulties
  • Previous teaching experience with students who have severe and/or complex learning difficulties
  • Multi-disciplinary working experience
  • Experience of behaviour management strategies and individual learning plans

Our benefits

Teachers’ Pension scheme, life assurance, on site gym, employee assistance and wellbeing programmes, on site counselling, cycle scheme, free parking and lots more!

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Description: Lead Learning Support Assistant (level 3 LSA)

Type: Permanent, Term Time

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Term Time only)

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: £21,744 - £22,453 per annum + benefits

Role Summary

Royal College Manchester offers specialist education for students aged 19 to 25 with learning difficulties, disabilities, complex health needs, and autism. We provide highly specialised care and support to ensure each student’s needs are understood and met thanks to our dedicated teams.

We are looking for 3 talented and driven individuals to join our expanding team. As a Level 3 Learning Support Assistant will have the privilege to work with our amazing students across one of our 4 courses – Preparation for life and work, Autism support, Sensory and Supported Internship.

As an active member of the team you can expect to…

  • Work as part of a team to support the teaching and learning activities of all learners who have severe and complex educational needs
  • Liaise with the class teacher to ensure the Keyworker role is being implemented effectively through LSAs
  • To be a key worker for one or more learners in the class/group facilitating the documentation of assessment/progress and maintaining communication information between school/ college/residence and school/ college/home
  • Work towards the College KPI’s to ensure we are striving to be an outstanding provider to young people with SEND

Requirements

  • Level 2 or 3 Teaching Assistant certification preferred but not essential, we can support this training and also enable you to achieve the required standard in Maths, English and IT if you have not already achieved this
  • Experience working within an SEND educational setting
  • Excellent communication and written skills
  • Energetic and enthusiastic about SEND education and making a difference to the lives of our children

We are committed to both the personal and professional development of our team members and welcome applications from those who mirror our vision and values.

Additional details…

  • Permanent contract
  • Term time only working, Stockport Local Authority holidays
  • 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Access our fantastic rewards and benefits including a generous annual leave entitlement, a comprehensive health and wellbeing provision, retail, Blue Light discount card, choice of pension scheme and many more

 

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Description: Learning Support / Teaching Assistant, SEN College

Type: Permanent, Term Time

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4pm (35 hours per week), term time

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: £17,956 - £18,704 per annum + benefits

Role Summary

Here at Seashell we provide education and care for children and young people with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties and disabilities, sensory impairments, communication disorders and autism.

Our site is part way through an amazing transformation with state of the art facilities being built. Following the construction of a residential village of 17 homes in 2015 and a world class school that opened in February 2023 we are embarking on the next phase of our development with a new college and inclusive sports and wellbeing facilities, set to be delivered in 2025.

We are recruiting for Learning Support Assistants for our specialist College supporting students, aged 19 and 25 years old. In these active roles you will work on a one to one basis supporting the day to day learning of the students and providing any other support they may require through the day such as personal care, communication and leisure activities.

Responsibilities

  • To support the personal care of students
  • To assist the teacher with planning and preparation of resources and programmes including differentiation for the individual needs of learners in the class/group
  • To actively support all students in the full range of curriculum activities across the college/school
  • To work with students with autism, multi-sensory impairments, physical disabilities, severe learning difficulties and those with non-verbal communication needs to enhance their communication skills, social skills, ability to think flexibly and to problem-solve.

Support and benefits

We support all new starters with a 2 week induction and ongoing training We also promote your development through appraisals and supervisions and we encourage career progression and development throughout the business.

Other benefits include:

  • A generous annual leave entitlement (5.4 weeks per year as school holidays)
  • A comprehensive health and wellbeing provision including Employee Assistance, wellbeing programmes and Occupational Health
  • Retail, food and leisure discount card
  • Life Assurance
  • Choice of pension scheme
  • Use of the on-site gym, fitness classes, swimming pool
  • Free on-site parking
  • Cycle scheme
  • Paid DBS

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Description: Deputy Headteacher (SEN), Royal School Manchester

Type: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: £55,169 - £61,299 per annum + Teachers’ Pension Scheme + benefits

Start date: September 2024

Close date: 29th February 2024

Interviews: 7th – 15th March 2024

About Royal School Manchester at Seashell

Royal School Manchester at Seashell is a non-maintained special day and residential school for children and young people with low incidence high needs including severe learning difficulties, sensory impairment and autism. All pupils at the school use alternative and augmentative communication systems, the majority are non-verbal communicators, whilst others use these systems to supplement their spoken communication.

Our highly- skilled team of teaching and support staff include specialist teachers, (autism, hearing impairment and multisensory impairment), intervenors and autism trained TAs. They work closely with a full team of therapists and our residential care services to deliver high quality personalised learning and support based on the needs and preferences of the student. Our recent ‘outstanding’ Ofsted inspection highlighted that the school team put no limits on what can be achieved and as a result pupils make exceptional progress.

Opportunity

Seashell is one of only a few charities in the Northwest focussing on enhancing the lives of young people with very complex needs. This sets apart the school from other provision as we deliver high quality education and care to meet needs of children and young people who need highly specialist expertise and resources.

We have already invested significantly in a world class campus development with world class residential homes and a recently opened exceptional special school with excellent facilities and will continue to do so over the next decade and beyond. We have plans for a new college and to strengthen services to support progression from education to positive destinations.

If you would like to join an outstanding team who are dedicated to enhancing the future of children and young people with the most complex learning needs in an ambitious and exciting organisation, then this is the role for you.

Role Outline

The Deputy Headteacher reports to the Headteacher and plays a major role in:

· Formulating the aims and objectives of the school in line with Seashell’s vision

· Establishing policies for achieving these aims and objectives

· Managing staff and resources to that end

· Monitoring progress towards the achievement of the school’s aims and objectives

· Driving collaboration with services across Seashell to deliver design and deliver integrated services to young people

· Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of Seashell

Person Specification

Has significant experience in:

· Demonstrating best practice in delivery of teaching to students with a range of special needs

· Involvement in college self-assessment and development planning

· Raising standards and monitoring success in a school or specialist setting

· Working with multi-disciplinary teams for the benefit of students

· Management of whole school projects

· Teaching young people with SEND

· Working with parents and Governors or Trustees

· Leading and managing staff

· Evidence of taking an active part in monitoring/evaluation of teaching and learning

· Experience of effective and impactful leadership within an education provision.

· Evidence of effective financial planning or budgeting efficient use of resources and obtaining best value for money.

Personal Skills

· A commitment to getting the best outcomes for all pupils and promoting the ethos and values of Seashell

· Ability to work under pressure and prioritise effectively

· Commitment to maintaining confidentiality at all times

· Commitment to safeguarding and equality, ensuring that personal beliefs are not expressed in ways that exploit the position.

· Good communicator

· Leader

· Visionary

· Self-motivated and a motivator for others

· Team player

· Demonstrates a management style routed in compassion and inclusivity where all staff and pupils are treated with dignity and respect

· Change orientated

· Ability to combine effectiveness, humour, friendliness and warmth

Qualifications

· Qualified to degree level and above

· Qualified teacher status/QTLS

· Recent and relevant professional development relevant to the post

· Relevant Leadership Training / qualifications

If you are inspired by the potential difference that high quality education can make to a young person’s life, and you want to work with the Headteacher as part of a forward looking leadership team that drives the vision for the school to make a difference to the lives of children and young people with low incidence high needs then this could be the role for you.

Full job description and person specification available.

Our benefits

Life assurance, on site gym, employee assistance and wellbeing programmes, on site counselling, cycle scheme, free parking and lots more!

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Description: Teacher, SEN School

Type: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 40 weeks per year (12 weeks holiday)

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: £28,107 - £36,459 per annum + Teachers’ Pension Scheme + benefits

Role Summary

Here at Seashell we are proud to be providing care and education for children and young people (up to 25 years old) with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties and disabilities, sensory impairment and communication disorders and autism.

The successful candidate will become a part of our outstanding school team and work as a class teacher for up-to 6 students. Our students are aged between 4 and 19, and all follow an individual Seashell curriculum. You will be supported by your teaching team that includes art, horticulture, music, and cookery teachers as well as class teachers such as yourself.

We are recruiting for a talented and passionate SEN Teacher who wishes to work as a part of a wider team to provide exceptional outcomes for the most complex students. We have a new state of the art school with advanced resources and a dedicated team of Therapists, specialist Teachers and TA. The successful candidate will have access to an exceptional training package that will support them in developing their specialist skills and the opportunity to work in an empowering, supportive and innovative team. The post-holder will be responsible for a small group of students and be a line manager for a group of Teaching Assistants.

Requirements

Experience

· Experience of teaching students with complex communication and educational needs.

· Experience of working within a curriculum to remove barriers through meaningful and engaging individual programmes.

· The skill to help students succeed following a multi-disciplinary approach.

· An aspirational approach to learning where successful small steps lead to positive outcomes.

· SEN and Primary / EYFS experience desirable.

Education and training

· Teaching Degree or Post Graduate Diploma (Qualified Teacher Status QTS)

Our benefits

Life assurance, employee assistance and wellbeing programmes, on site gym, cycle scheme, long service awards, employee engagement forum, free parking and a beautiful campus with fantastic facilities all on one site.

We offer good career development opportunities with performance related pay to progress your salary depending on qualifications, training and experience.

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Description: Higher Level Teaching Assistant (Learner Voice)

Type: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 8.30am – 4.30pm

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: £21,553 - £23,427 per annum + benefits

Terms: Term time only (39.6 weeks)

Holidays: School holidays

Here at Seashell we provide education and care for children and young adults with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties/disabilities, sensory impairments, communication disorders and autism.

We are recruiting for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our expert team at Royal School Manchester. This role and will consist of 2 days per week teaching cover for class Teachers and 3 days dedicated to an area of specialism which will be Learner Voice.

The successful candidate will become a part of our outstanding school team and will support a class teacher for up-to 6 students. Our students are aged between 4 and 19, and all follow an individual Seashell curriculum.

We have a new state of the art school with advanced resources and a dedicated team of Therapists, specialist Teachers and TA, fantastic teaching and learning facilities, staff room and outdoor areas and swimming pool; all of which make our school an excellent working and learning environment to be part of.

Role Overview

· To complement the Teachers’ delivery of the curriculum and contribute to the development of other support staff, pupils and school policies and strategies.

· To work collaboratively with teaching staff and assist Teachers in the whole planning cycle and the management/preparation of resources.

· To supervise whole classes during the short-term absence of Teachers.

· To support the Head of School in fulfilling the Schools KPI’s.

· Support the Head of School in the implementation of health and safety requirements for the school and ensure the correct processes and training is in place to establish a secure and safe environment for students attending school.

Requirements

· Experience of working with children and young people with complex learning difficulties including PMLD, MSI, sensory impairment or ASC

· Experience of working with and managing students who present with challenging behaviour

· Teaching qualification or willingness to achieve the HLTA qualification

· Level 3 Teaching Assistant Diploma

· GCSE English and Maths (grade C/grade 4 or above), or level 2 numeracy and literacy

· Good written and verbal communication skills, ability to write and maintain reports and student notes and communicate effectively with parents/carers/other professionals

· Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team

· Ability to organise, support and co-ordinate group or individual activities

· Knowledge of communication strategies for non-verbal learners

· Regular requirements to move and handle service users who have a range of physical abilities, in a variety of settings including classroom, gym, pool areas, residential units and some restricted spaces

· Regular requirement to support service users who may present with challenging behaviour

Our benefits

Life assurance, employee assistance and wellbeing programmes, on site gym, cycle scheme, long service awards, employee engagement forum, free parking and a beautiful campus with fantastic facilities all on one site.

We offer good career development opportunities with performance related pay to progress your salary depending on qualifications, training and experience.

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Description: Lead TA / Level 3 TA

Type: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 40 weeks per year (12 weeks holiday)

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: £20,526 - £22,311 a year

Level 3 SEN Teaching Assistant

Why you will love this role…

We are an Ofsted Outstanding special school for children aged 2 – 19 with complex needs. We are proud of our brilliant results which are supported and delivered by our multi professional team of teachers, teaching assistants, therapy, care and health colleagues.

As a Level 3 Teaching Assistant you will have the privilege to work with our amazing students in EYFS / secondary / post 16 areas. You will be an essential part of the team assisting the class teacher and wider team in delivering lessons and supporting students. You will be part of our children’s learning journey creating a safe and supported environment for them to flourish in their education and equipping them with lifelong learning skills.

As an active member of the team you can expect to…

  • Support an individual class Teacher in preparing individual programmes and learning materials appropriate to the needs of the learners
  • Prepare the classroom, activities and resources for lessons
  • Support the class Teacher with the co-ordination and planning of staff
  • Support the delivery of individual student programmes and learning interventions
  • Encourage and support good classroom behaviour and supervision of children in the classroom, during structured activities, off site activities and free pla
  • Understand the communication and support needs of individual students to enable and facilitate their learning
  • Support student in their lunchtime and break times to ensure children are safe and happy
  • Support off site activities as needed such as trips or forest school
  • Support and record the amazing progress of our children
  • Communicate on a daily basis with other colleagues, parents and transport providers to give clear and detailed updates on all aspects of the students at drop off and pick up

What you need to do the role…

  • Level 3 Teaching Assistant certification
  • Ability and commitment to work as part of a supportive and cohesive team
  • Ability to contribute, follow and evaluate educational programmes set by the teacher
  • Ability to co-ordinate, supervise and support staff activities
  • Experience working within an SEND educational setting preferred
  • Excellent communication and written skills
  • Energetic and enthusiastic about SEND education and making a difference to the lives of our children
  • Enhanced DBS check, references and occupational health checks

Location & commitments…

  • Permanent contract
  • Term time only working
  • Monday – Friday 8.30 am – 4.30 pm
  • At our amazing new Royal School Manchester, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ https://www.seashelltrust.org.uk/royal-school-manchester/
  • Access our fantastic rewards and benefits including a generous annual leave entitlement, a comprehensive health and wellbeing provision, retail, food and leisure discount card, choice of pension scheme and many more

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Description: Teaching Assistant , SEN School

Type: Permanent, term time

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4pm (35 hours per week)

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: £17,956 - £18,704 a year

Role Summary

Here at Seashell we provide education and care for children and young people with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties and disabilities, sensory impairments, communication disorders and autism.

Our site is part way through an amazing transformation with state of the art facilities being built. Following the construction of a residential village of 17 homes in 2015 and a world class school that opened in February 2023 we are embarking on the next phase of our development with a new college and inclusive sports and wellbeing facilities, set to be delivered in 2025.

We are recruiting talented Teaching Assistants for our Ofsted ‘outstanding’ school supporting pupils aged 2 to 25 years old. In these active roles you will work on a one to one basis supporting the day to day learning of the pupils and providing any other support they may require through the day such as personal care, communication and leisure activities. Some students may present challenging behaviour, so similar experience is advantageous but not essential as training is provided, so all candidates should be comfortable working in this type of environment. These are physically demanding roles with a requirement to keep up with the active students who may like to run, use our adapted bikes and go in the swimming pool, so if you are looking for a challenging and rewarding role where you can make a real difference every day and you share our values then we’d like to hear from you!

Requirements

  • GCSE English and Maths (grade A-C) or level 2 literacy and numeracy
  • Experience supporting children and young people with complex health needs preferred.
  • Caring nature with a passion for supporting children with complex needs and enhancing their learning and development

Support and benefits

We support all new starters with a 2 week induction and ongoing training We also promote your development through appraisals and supervisions and we encourage career progression and development throughout the business.

Other benefits include:

  • A generous annual leave entitlement (5.4 weeks per year as school holidays)
  • A comprehensive health and wellbeing provision including Employee Assistance, wellbeing programmes and Occupational Health
  • Retail, food and leisure discount card
  • Life Assurance
  • Choice of pension scheme
  • Use of the on-site gym and swimming pool
  • Free on-site parking
  • Cycle scheme
  • Paid DBS

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Description: Part-time

Type: Permanent

Hours: 16 hours per week (term time only)

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: £14,469 - £16,077 a year

Royal School Manchester is currently rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and offers tailored, special education and care, to over 50 children with learning difficulties, disabilities, complex health needs and autism for students aged 4 to 19. The Royal School Manchester provides state-of-the-art learning re-sources and highly specialist multi-sensory learning environments which are tailored to each individual child. At Seashell Trust we are dedicated to providing a creative, happy, and secure environment for children and young people with complex needs and additional communication challenges from across the UK.

The Ideal Music Therapist

The successful Music Therapist will have a strong passion for music and be patient, empathetic and creative. You will be responsible for devising, implementing and monitoring Music therapy plans. As the Music Therapist you will have a strong knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of music therapy and strong understanding of the communication needs of people with complex disabilities, including deafness, MSI and autism. The Music Therapist will be proficient in playing a variety of musical instruments coupled with excellent singing abilities.

Music Therapist Experience and Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy that is recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Registration with Health and Care Professions (HCPC).
  • Training certificate in Elklan or ASC (desirable).
  • Previous experience of working as a Music Therapist.
  • Experience supporting children and/or young people with complex communication needs, including people who are non-verbal.
  • Experience of teaching students coping skills and strategies to enable them to deal with challenging and traumatic experiences.

Music Therapist Role Outline

The successful Music Therapist will be an integral part of the school team and will work in partnership with the multidisciplinary Health Team. You will be responsible for providing in-depth assessment and intervention plans for young people with a variety of complex needs, including physical and learning difficulties, multi-sensory impairment, communication difficulties, autism, and challenging behaviour. The Music Therapist will also work closely with individuals, families, education staff, carers, communities, and outside agencies to undertake a comprehensive assessment of children and young people’s needs.

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Description: Permanent, Full-time

Type: Permanent

Hours: 10 hour shift 12 hour shift 8 hour shift

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: £24,271 - £25,045 a year

About Seashell…

Seashell is a charity dedicated to providing a creative, happy, and secure environment for children and young people with complex needs and additional communication challenges from across the UK.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    We have 17 purpose-built home-from-home, four bedroomed houses for children and young people who need residential support.                                                                                      We can provide 24-hour care, weekly and termly boarding, and 52-week placement for individuals aged 3-25 years. This opportunity is to support our children who are between 19-25 years old.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      All our homes are based on our one site and so no travel is required.

About you…

Every day is different at Seashell. Some days are fun, and some days more challenging, requiring extra resilience. However, every day is rewarding in the role of a Senior Support Worker. We’re looking for flexibility, the ability to adapt quickly to change, and most importantly alignment with our values, which are integrity, involvement, and innovation.
We offer an initial two-week Seashell specific induction, plus ongoing training, and development support. Providing staff with career progression is a main focus at Seashell as frequently demonstrated by our current employees. There is a clear progression plan in place from day one for anyone starting in the role of Senior Residential Support Worker at Seashell.

Applicants must have…

  • QCF Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People Workforce/Health & Social Care/Adult Care (or equivalent)
  • Experience in a complex needs, residential setting is essential
  • Knowledge of communication strategies for supporting those who are non-verbal
  • Knowledge of CQC Adult Care Home fundamental standards

Some information about the role…

  • The role will act as senior under the direction of the House Manager and will support a team of Residential Support Workers
  • Support the young people with day-to-day needs including personal care needs, supporting them in their routines, communication, independence skills and leisure activities
  • Support and co-ordinate key workers and lead shifts
  • Make decisions and lead in the absence of the House Manager
  • Maintain and monitor all recording and reporting
  • Assist in the planning and preparation of staff rotas
  • Conduct structured supervisions with your team of Residential Support Workers

Just some of the benefits of working for Seashell…

  • Access to private healthcare
  • Free, on-site parking
  • Ongoing access to training courses & professional development
  • Cycle to work scheme (with loan)
  • On-site gym, swimming pool & fitness classes
  • Employee assistance, wellbeing programmes & access to free counselling
  • Physiotherapy support
  • Company pension scheme

About recruitment at Seashell…

Please upload your CV to apply. As per our Safer Recruitment procedure, you will be required to complete a Seashell Application Form as part of our recruitment process.

We provide a caring environment that is safeguarded and committed to promoting learning, respect and independence, as well as dignity for all of our students. As part of our safer recruitment procedure, successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and full references will be taken.

We value our employees and recognise the need to recruit, retain and develop highly skilled and committed talent who share our vision and values!

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. We are an inclusive employer and welcome all applications.

Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview. If you require any reasonable adjustments for an interview, please highlight this to our Recruitment Team in advance.

This charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our vision is for the children and young people in our care to be safe, happy and to achieve the best possible outcomes so that they are valued and valuable members of their communities.

Job Types: Permanent, Full-time

Salary: £23,238.00-£25,820.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted or free food
  • Free parking
  • Gym membership
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Referral programme
  • Sick pay
  • Store discount

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift

Application question(s):

  • Do you have a Level 3 Health & Social Care qualification (or equivalent)?

Work Location: In person

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Description: Permanent, Full-time

Type: Night shift Weekend availability

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: £22,523 - £23,242 a year

Seashell is a charity dedicated to providing a creative, happy, and secure
environment for children and young people with complex needs and additional
communication challenges from across the UK. We have 17 purpose-built home-from-home,
four bedroomed houses for children and young people who need residential
support. We can provide 24-hour care, weekly and termly boarding, and 52-week
placement for individuals aged 3-25 years. This opportunity is to support our
children who are between 19-25 years old. All our homes are based on our one site.

Our new Night Support Worker will support our Residential Care team for Young Adults and will work with shift leads/seniors and associated staff teams in promoting quality sleep for our young adults; and when awake a safe, caring, and purposeful learning environment that will assist them to achieve their fullest potential.

About you…

Every day is different at Seashell. Some days are fun, and some days more challenging, requiring extra resilience. However, every shift is rewarding in the role of a Night Support Worker. We’re looking for flexibility, the ability to adapt quickly to change, and most importantly alignment with our values, which are integrity, involvement, and innovation.

The ideal candidate for this role is likely to be an experienced Support Worker looking for a new challenge within a friendly, development-focused team.

Some information about the role…

· Ability to support evening and morning routines and any care or support required through the night e.g. medication administration, personal care

· General house keeping experience

· Challenging behaviours will present in these roles, so to fully support our children, candidates should be comfortable working in this type of environment

· Level 3 Health and Social Care (CCYP) – Level 5 Health & Social Care or equivalent (preferred but not essential)

· Good knowledge of CQC regulations and experience of implementing CQC Fundamental Quality Standards for Homes for young adults.

· Experience of working with young people with learning disabilities and complex needs.

· Experience of disability, mental health and autism spectrum conditions.

· Good written and verbal communication skills, ability to write and maintain reports and children / young people notes.

· Communicate effectively with parents/staff/other professionals.

· Flexible approach to work to work to work a day shift to meet with other operational staff.

Just some of the benefits of working for Seashell…

  • Access to private healthcare
  • Free, on-site parking
  • Ongoing access to training courses & professional development
  • Cycle to work scheme (with loan)
  • On-site gym, swimming pool & fitness classes
  • Employee assistance, wellbeing programmes & access to free counselling
  • Physiotherapy support
  • Company pension scheme

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Description: Residential Support Worker (Young People)

Type: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week / 22.5 hours per week / 30 hours per week

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: £22,523 - £23,242 per annum (+ benefits + overtime + weekend enhancements)

Seashell is a charity dedicated to providing a creative, happy, and secure environment for children and young people with complex needs and additional communication challenges from across the UK. We have 17 purpose-built home-from-home, four bedroomed houses for children and young people who need residential support. We can provide 24-hour care, weekly and termly boarding, and 52-week placement for individuals aged 3-25 years. This opportunity is to support our children who are between 19-25 years old. All our homes are based on our one site and so no travel is required.

About you…

Every day is different at Seashell. Some days are fun, and some days more challenging, requiring extra resilience. However, every day is rewarding in the role of a Support Worker. We’re looking for flexibility, the ability to adapt quickly to change, and most importantly alignment with our values, which are integrity, involvement, and innovation. Experience is not essential for this position as we offer an initial two-week Seashell specific induction, plus ongoing training, and development support. Providing staff with career progression is a main focus at Seashell as frequently demonstrated by our current employees. There is a clear progression plan in place from day one for anyone starting in the role of Residential Support Worker at Seashell.

Some information about the role…

· Our full-time hours are 37.5 hours per week. Shift patterns are over 7 days, with alternate weekends required (with enhanced pay rates), but no nights.

· You’ll get up to 33 days holiday (including bank holidays) in your first year, rising to 38 days (including bank holidays) with length of service.

· Support to complete a level 3 qualification relating to working in health and social care along with additional personal/professional development opportunities.

· Working one-to-one providing daily care and support for our young adults including supporting their personal care needs, mobility, daily routine, communication, independent living skills, learning and access to leisure activities.

· Challenging behaviours will present in this role, so to fully support our young people and staff, candidates should be prepared to work at times in a high-pressured environment. Within our unique induction programme, we provide behaviour management training. Plus, ongoing support once in role.

Just some of the benefits of working for Seashell…

· Access to private healthcare

· Free, on-site parking

· Ongoing access to training courses & professional development

· Cycle to work scheme (with loan)

· On-site gym, swimming pool & fitness classes

· Employee assistance, wellbeing programmes & access to free counselling

· Physiotherapy support

· Company pension scheme

About recruitment at Seashell…

Please upload your CV to apply. As per our Safer Recruitment procedure, you will be required to complete a Seashell Application Form as part of our recruitment process.

We provide a caring environment that is safeguarded and committed to promoting learning, respect and independence, as well as dignity for all of our students. As part of our safer recruitment procedure, successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and full references will be taken.

We value our employees and recognise the need to recruit, retain and develop highly skilled and committed talent who share our vision and values!

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. We are an inclusive employer and welcome all applications.

Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview. If you require any reasonable adjustments for an interview, please highlight this to our Recruitment Team in advance.

This charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our vision is for the children and young people in our care to be safe, happy and to achieve the best possible outcomes so that they are valued and valuable members of their communities.

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Job Types: Permanent, Full-time

Salary: £22,523.00-£23,242.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted or free food
  • Free parking
  • Gym membership
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Referral programme
  • Sick pay
  • Store discount

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift

Application question(s):

  • Please can you outline your experience supporting children and young people with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties and disabilities, sensory impairments, communication disorders and autism.

Work Location: In person

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Description: Residential Support Worker (Children's Home)

Type: Permanent, full time

Hours: 37.5 Hours per week

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: £22,526 - £23,961 a year

Role Summary…

Seashell is a charity dedicated to providing a creative, happy and secure environment for children and young people with complex needs and additional communication challenges from across the UK.

We have 17 home-from-home, four bedroomed houses for children and young people who need residential support. We can provide 24-hour care, weekly and termly boarding, and 52-week placement for individuals aged 3-25 years.

This opportunity is to support our children who are up to 18 years old. All our homes are based on our one site and so no travel is required.

About you…

We are looking for someone who is resilient to join our team. You’ll have amazing days, fun days but in this role you’ll also have tough, challenging days.

We’re also looking for flexibility and the ability to adapt quickly to change, no two days are the same when you are working with people!

Experience is not essential for this position as we offer training and development support and good career progression opportunities to start/develop your career in social care if you share our values of Integrity, Innovation & Involvement.

Role Summary

  • You’ll work a rolling rota with shifts over 7 days, no nights (every other weekend with enhanced pay rates)
  • You’ll get up to 33 days holiday (including bank holidays) in your first year, rising to 38 days (including bank holidays) with length of service
  • Support to complete a Level 4 diploma in Working with Children, Young People & Families Practitioner qualification within 2 years of joining
  • Working one-to-one providing daily care and support for our children including supporting their personal care needs, mobility, daily routine, communication, teaching and encouraging independence skills, learning and access to leisure activities
  • Challenging behaviours will present in these roles, so to fully support our young people, candidates should be comfortable working in this type of environment

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Description: Residential Support Worker - Children's Short Breaks home

Type: Permanent, full time

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ

Salary: £22,523 - £23,961 per annum + benefits + overtime + weekend enhancements

Seashell is a charity dedicated to providing a creative, happy and secure environment for children and young people with complex needs and additional communication challenges from across the UK.

We have 17 home-from-home, four bedroomed houses for children and young people who need residential support. We provide 24-hour care for our children and young people aged 3-25 years. This opportunity is to work in our Short Breaks home within our Children’s Service to support our children who are up to 18 years old. Our home is based at our single site so no travel is required.

About you…

We are looking for someone who is resilient to join our team. You’ll have amazing days, fun days and in this role you’ll also have tough, challenging days.

We’re also looking for flexibility and the ability to adapt quickly to change, no two days are the same when you are working with children in this fast paced work environment!

Experience in a care setting is preferred but not essential for this position as we offer training and development support and good career progression opportunities to start/develop your career in social care if you share our values of Integrity, Innovation & Involvement.

Role Summary

  • You’ll work a rolling rota with shifts over 7 days, no nights (every other weekend with enhanced pay rates)
  • Shifts are 7.30am–3pm, and 3pm-10pm and you will work a combination of both, 37.5 hours per week
  • You’ll get up to 33 days holiday (including bank holidays) in your first year, rising to 38 days (including bank holidays) with length of service
  • Support to complete a Level 4 diploma in Working with Children, Young People & Families Practitioner qualification within 2 years of joining
  • Working one-to-one providing daily care and support for our children including supporting their personal care needs, mobility, daily routine, communication, teaching and encouraging independence skills, learning and access to leisure activities
  • Challenging behaviours will present in these roles, so to fully support our young people, candidates should be comfortable working in this type of environment (training provided)

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What we look for

When working in a Seashell Trust job, you’ll have amazing days. Fun days. You’ll also have tough days. Challenging days. In our contact roles, we’re looking for resilience.

No two days are ever the same when you’re working in jobs with learning disabilities. We’re looking for flexibility and the ability to adapt quickly to change.

Keeping our children and young people safe is what we do. You’ll need to be a champion for safeguarding.

And of course, we’re looking for people who can uphold our values of integrity, innovation and involvement.

We’re a supportive and friendly bunch. Join #teamseashell.

What Seashell Trust Jobs Offer

Competitive salary

We offer competitive salaries and flexible working options with up to 30 days holiday

Pension scheme, Employee Assistance Programme and Life Assurance

We offer a teacher pension for Qualifying Teacher Roles, for other roles, a salary sacrifice pension

Paid induction with ongoing development and training

We offer a wide range of vocational programmes to support you in our jobs with learning disabilities

Free parking, onsite gym membership, yoga and fitness classes

We also offer swimming in our on-site pool and run a doggy daycare programme

Competitive salary

Competitive salary

We offer competitive salaries and flexible working options with up to 30 days holiday

Pension scheme, Employee Assistance Programme and Life Assurance

Pension scheme, Employee Assistance Programme and Life Assurance

We offer a teacher pension for Qualifying Teacher Roles, for other roles, a salary sacrifice pension

Paid induction with ongoing development and training

Paid induction with ongoing development and training

We offer a wide range of vocational programmes to support you in our jobs with learning disabilities

Free parking, onsite gym membership, yoga and fitness classes

Free parking, onsite gym membership, yoga and fitness classes

We also offer swimming in our on-site pool and run a doggy daycare programme

“It’s a really rewarding role, enabling the children to achieve whilst also having plenty of fun. It’s great to be part of such a dedicated and hardworking team”

Kate
Residential Support Worker

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Whatever your interests, skills, and experience, there’s a place for you at Seashell. Donate your time and skills to help bring people of all abilities and disabilities together through sports. Work with students to practice important life skills. Help make sure our services can reach the people who need them. If you would like experience in this sector before applying for jobs working with people with learning disabilities, volunteering is a great way to get started.

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If you would like to talk to us about how to begin working in jobs with learning disabilities, get in touch with someone from our friendly team on 0161 610 0100 or email us at info@seashelltrust.org.uk.

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