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Mental health support worker

Teaching Personnel
Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you ready for a new challenge supporting the mental well-being of children in the classroom?

Are you looking for a role when you can help young people make significant strides in their social and emotional development?

Children and young people have found it difficult adapting back into school life after the disruption caused by the COVID19 pandemic and as a result require support with reintegration back into school life. We are offering a trained/experienced Mental health specialist the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of young children with SEND. This role involves working with children aged 8-16 years at a specialist SEND provision in Coventry. The young people can display challenging behaviour, so the successful candidate will need to be comfortable supporting young people in a dynamic environment.

This position is on an initial temporary basis for the summer term, but with the opportunity to become permanent towards the end of the academic year.

Pay starts at a minimum of £10.96 per hour, with typical working hours being between 8:30am - 15:30pm.

Main responsibilities will include:
  • Intervening when pupils' mental health requires attention
  • Reporting back on behaviour to promote best practice
  • 1:1 work ensuring pupils stay on track with the curriculum

The ideal Mental health support worker will be able to demonstrate:
  • A keen interest in children's mental health
  • A calm and resilient personality
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Experience in the below areas would be advantageous to your application:
  • Qualifications/training in Psychology and or Counselling
  • Qualifications/training in mental health
  • Support work experience with young people or adults with SEND
  • Experience providing tailored support to help vulnerable people
  • Professional/voluntary experience in: residential support, the education sector, the community

What Teaching Personnel can offer:
  • 24 years industry experience informing the process of you applying for positions to being placed in a role that's right for you
  • A personal consultant if you decide to register with us who will guide you through the process, ensuring all the relevant documents are in place.
  • Heavily discounted CPD programs, our own safeguarding training and an online diary to help you manage your workload

If you believe you fit these criteria for this Coventry based position, please get in touch with us by clicking 'Apply Now' and one of the members of the SEN team will be in contact. Additionally, please call the office for further information.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role as well as the Right to Work in the UK. Please see 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 undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with DfE statutory guidance 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'. 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.For details of our privacy policy, please see privacy-notice
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