Mental Health & Well Being Officer

Recruiter
Classic Education
Location
Kingston Upon Thames
Posted
21 Dec 2018
Closes
20 Jan 2019
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Main Purposes and Responsibilities

Leads on the development and delivery of the service to learners with emerging or complex mental health conditions who do not have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).Leads on providing a safe and supported learning experience to learners with emerging or complex mental health conditions to initiate improvements in learner recruitment, retention, achievement and progression.Assesses learners disclosing emerging or complex mental health issues at the Pre entry, enrolment or on programme stage and writes effective risk assessments where necessary to ensure the safety and wellbeing of this cohort.Disseminates sensitive information in line with the General Data Protection Act and the Equality Act 2010 using the Groups agreed systems.Provides mentoring support to an agreed caseload of learners with emerging or complex mental health conditions to enable them to study more effectively.Provides workshops to learners with emerging or complex mental health conditions on for example; building resilience, building self-esteem, staying safe etc.Acts as the nominated person for referrals from the Student services team or academic and support staff.Works in partnership with other internal support services to provide an effective and coherent support offer to learners with emerging or complex mental health conditions.Works in partnership with and develops links with local and national external agencies such as mental health trusts, social services and voluntary sector organizations to ensure the safety of learners with emerging or complex mental health conditions.Undertakes an agreed schedule of supervision to adhere to safe working practice.Raise awareness of mental health issues, by using a range of resources, activities and organising events to reduce stigma and to improve the emotional wellbeing of students and staff.Delivers an agreed number of staff development sessions on teaching and supporting learners with emerging or complex mental health conditions.Maintains accurate and timely records in accordance with the Group's quality standards, learning support funding requirements, self-assessment, inspections, and skills audit in order to ensure a consistent high quality and cost effective service for learners.Contributes to the self-assessment and quality improvement of mental health support at the Group in partnership with other internal support teams and external partners.

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