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Teaching Personnel
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3 Aug 2021

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Mental Health/Wellbeing Support in Schools


Flexible - part time/full time

Schools have experienced many challenges since March last year because of COVID 19. One of those challenges has been to look after the mental health and well being of students. Many schools have been in contact asking if Teaching Personnel can provide support staff to offer online and/or face to face sessions of mentoring and mindfulness with students. Schools have been made aware that students have been struggling with the following:

Anxiety over the health implications of the virus on friends, family and themselves
Worries about falling behind in their studies.
Feeling lonely and isolated from friendship groups
Here at Teaching Personnel, we are looking for numerous support staff who can offer one to one or small group intervention in mental health and wellbeing. You will be required to support numerous primary and secondary schools across the Berkshire area. The hours will be flexible through out Monday to Friday.

Ideal Candidates

Qualification in Counselling, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Awareness, Support Work, Psychology and Education
Approachable, patient and a good listener
Understanding of confidentially and safeguarding of children and young people
Access to work remotely from home using platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom and Zoom
Confident to liaise with pupils, school staff and parents/carers where needed.
Resilient and positive
Can show empathy in a non-judgemental manner
Takes a genuine interest in the wellbeing of others
Please contact Narissa Collins at Teaching Personnel on (phone number removed) or apply directly using an updated CV

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see (url removed)/faqs for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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