Child Mental Health Support worker

Veritas Education Recruitment Ltd
Leeds, UK
19 Oct 2019
21 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
I am recruiting for a Secondary School Mental Health Support worker, to work within the Wellbeing centre within a school in the Leeds area. The role is a full-time position starting in November 2019 and will be on-going until at least Christmas, in the first instance. This may turn into a fixed term contract untill the end of term with the opportunity to go permemant. The school are happy to take a candidate based on my recommendation.

The ideal Mental Health Support Worker will:
  • Be able to speak to students on their level, about needs and worries
  • Liaise with oncall and internal exclusion team to make sure students are in place
  • Monitor students for anxiety/low mood and provide tailored support in form of workbooks and self help guides
  • Speak with parents of students who may need extra emotional support
  • Liaise with staff, SENCO and pastoral support, regarding targetted students
  • Being aware of triggers to signpost students for CAMHS support
  • Monitor wellbeing centre at lunchtimes and breaks

To be considered for this position of Mental Health Support Worker you must have:
  • Have experience working with children with similar needs and demands:
  • Team Teach Training;
  • Be able to communicate with people on all levels;
  • Strong caring and supporting nature:

As part of the Veritas Education team you will benefit from:

  • Excellent rates of pay
  • Opportunity to join our Team-Teach training scheme as applicable;
  • The support of a dedicated consultant;
  • Up to - £250 Recommend a Friend Scheme;

  • All applications are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, professional reference checks, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) in line with our stringent safeguarding policy
  • Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and all employment breaks must be explained
  • You must have legal right to work in the UK
  • You must be willing to attend a registration interview

Veritas Education work with a variety of schools covering a wide geographical area. We deal with teaching placements at Primary, Secondary and college level as well as support staff positions also within these.


'Nothing within the above advert was in any way designed or intended to discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation. Veritas Education is an Equal opportunities employer and is proud in the knowledge that all placements are made on merit and suitability. We accept applications from all sections of the community.'

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