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Mental Health Support Assistant

Academics Ltd
Closing date
1 Jun 2022

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Mental Health Support Assistant - Specialist Autistic Porvision - Autism, ADHD, ASD education and training provided

Do you have the resilience, compassion, and patience to support young people in crisis?
Would you like to work in top of the line facilities providing restorative practices and creative therapies to improve social, emotional, and mental health traumas?
Have you got a real desire to train and work alongside occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, and Speech + Language Therapists? Psychology/Criminology/Sociology graduates wanted - similar subjects will be considered!

This Specialist Autistic Provision for children and young people with a primary diagnosis of autism based in Maidenhead are looking for a psychology graduate (similar subjects considered) to join their team as a Mental Health Support Assistant. The school has been open since 2015, and currently caters to 62 pupils between 4 and 16 years old, all with moderate to severe Autism and paired Complex Needs, and has very modern facilities and top of line progression pathways.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an aspiring psychologist or therapist to gain valuable experience shadowing seasoned professionals from a wide array of sectors across psychology, such as speech + language therapists, occupational therapists, and clinical psychologists. You will receive industry leading training across the range of strategies and therapies needed to support autistic students. You will get to engage directly in providing positive therapies in 1:1 and small group sessions, with opportunities to grow your responsibilities into lesson leading sessions as your confidence grows.

The Role:

Mental Health Support Assistant.
Special Free School.
Social, Emotional, and Mental Health Specialist.
Maximum of 8 pupils per class
96 pupils at capacity in 2021/22
National curriculum - modified to suit the individual needs of each child/young person
Individual plans for each pupil setting targets and monitoring achievements in Behaviour, Academic work, Social and Life Skills and Enrichment activities
Baseline adult to pupil ratio of 1:2
Education and training
Access to OT, SaLT and Positive Behaviourists (Qualified ABA/VB analysts) with autism specific qualifications from opening, with all professionals being full-time by 2022 If you would like to make a difference to those students who need it most, then make a note of your objectives, and send across your CV either through this advert, or directly to (url removed)

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