Specialist 2:1 Intervention Worker

2:1 Specialist Intervention Worker

Location:          Waterloo Lodge School, Chorley (Will also include educating the pupil off site)

Salary:              Up to £17,500 dependent on experience

Hours:              8.30am – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday

Contract:          Fixed Term, Term Time only


If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!


About the School:

Waterloo Lodge is an independent specialist day school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16, catering for children with a wide range of needs in Lancashire, Manchester and surrounding areas. Our dedicated team work together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils who often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life.


About the Group:

We are part of Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

Acorn Care and Education is part of the Outcomes First Group.


About the Role:

Waterloo Lodge School caters for children aged 11-16 and has an occupancy of 55 pupils. Our aim is to change young people’s lives and through the use of accredited courses, we will always provide our pupils with the best possible opportunities to succeed, beyond Waterloo Lodge School.  Who we are looking for? We are looking for 2 experienced practitioners who will work with a pupil with complex needs


Essential qualities:

  • Ability to effectively implement curriculum and program activities.
  • Ability to effectively manage challenging behaviour and promote responsible student behaviour and decision-making.
  • Ability to prepare and plan effectively.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage time effectively.
  • Knowledge of child and/or youth development concepts and different learning styles; demonstrated enthusiasm for working with young people, especially as pertains to the Autism
  • Ability and willingness to reflect and improve own performance including participating in professional development.
  • A thorough up to date knowledge of the range of teaching, learning and behaviour management strategies and how to implement them effectively. To be successful you must have: Knowledge of Sensory Environments/Sensory Diets
  • Good behaviour management skills.
  • Have a passion to work with young people & be committed to safeguarding children.
  • Be able to use your own initiative and work as part of a team.


Desirable qualities:

  • Experience of working with pupils who have ASC
  • Experience of Sensory Diets
  • Experience of developing social skills
  • Forrest schools experience
  • Team Teach trained


The ideal candidate will enjoy working with children in a calm and engaging demeanour. Whilst previous experience of working in a SEN environment would be desirable, excellent communication, interpersonal skills, the right kind of motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important.


Why work for us?

  • A few reasons we think it’s a great place to work:
  • Continuous professional development & training for a clear career path
  • Pension
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Free School Meals onsite
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters”
  • Employee Rewards Hub


This position is due to commence as soon as possible, of course subject to approved reference and DBS checks. If you have any further queries regarding how to apply, please call 01257230894 or email: admin@waterloolodge.co.uk Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for everyone in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates and, gaps in employment accounted for

All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.