Graduates Wanted - Mental Health Support Worker

Academics Ltd
Closing date
11 Feb 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Graduate Opportunity - Teaching Assistant - LSA - Mentor - Ed Psychologist - Cranleigh

Are you a recent graduate with an interest in working with students who have a range of learning and behavioural needs?

If so, then we can help to kick start your career by supporting you with finding paid work experience in a special school setting. We are looking for graduates who can work on a 1:1 basis with students who have social, emotional mental health needs.

The opportunity:

This is an ideal opportunity for an aspiring youth worker, behaviour mentor or educational psychologist that is keen to gain valuable work experience following your graduation. This is an excellent career development opportunity for a recent graduate in search of quality, first-hand experience in a specialist school environment. You will have the opportunity to work with SEMH needs. Autism and students with complex needs that will also require support with personal care.


Graduate Learner Support Assistant, Teaching Assistant, Behaviour Mentor, educational psychologist
£70 to £80 daily rate (5-day week - 30am to 3.30pm)
Special needs schools and mainstream settings with specialist provision (SEMH, ASC, challenging behaviour)
Full time and part time roles, flexible working hours and short and long term contracts
Start in January or February 2022What is involved:

Working on a 1:1 basis with students who require additional learning and behavioural support
Providing assistance and supervision for children's behaviour during the school day
Assisting children to understand and participate in class
Assisting with note taking while supporting literacy and numeracy
Working with a class, a small group or individual learners
Encouraging the development of social skills and supporting students' individual needs
Helping to build confidence and motivation
Participating in team meetings and training programmes as an active member of a team
Maintaining progress records
Supporting regulations pertaining to safeguardingWhat is required:

An Undergraduate Degree, ideally in a relevant subject such as Psychology or Criminology
Experience working with children is highly desirable
Good general education levels in English and Maths - A Levels are preferable
A co-operative working style and practical approach to solving problems
Good interpersonal and communication skill and a caring attitude
Flexibility in terms of working patternsContact Ben Mason on (phone number removed), to find out if this is the role with that you have been searching for.

Academics Ltd is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants will be required to hold or undertake an Enhanced DBS check and be fully vetted

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