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Mental Health Support Worker

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Are you passionate about working with children?

Do you have experience working in Mental Health and would like to build on your skills in a new setting? Or maybe you want to build a career in mental health?

 If the answer to any of the above is yes, please read on!


The successful Mental Health Worker will support students in class across the subject areas and deliver targeted interventions to students on a 1:1 basis during lessons and break times. Due to some of the students displaying challenging behaviour, the role will also involve working closely with pupils who have been withdrawn from lessons.

The school caters for pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties (SEMH) as well as other difficulties including ADHD and Autism. This specialist provisions are looking for enthusiastic team players who enjoy a challenge.

Having experience in supporting children or adults who display challenging behaviour or have a variety of SEN is not essential but beneficial to fully flourish within this role. However, experience of a Sporting background in coaching or teaching would be desired but not essential. We also find candidates who have previous experience in a nurturing/pastoral role, tend to get on well. 

Working hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30am-3.00pm approximately, but you may be offered additional duties and responsibilities outside of these hours.

Benefits of working through Teaching Personnel include:

  • A dedicated consultant to discuss current or future roles with you and support you through your placements
  • An extensively discounted CPD program
  • Payment in house, meaning no fees from Umbrella companies
  • GBP10 an hour
  • 13 weeks off per year.

If you feel this would be the Mental Health Worker role for you or you would be interested in a similar role, then feel free to contact Lauren at Teaching Personnel.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see 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.

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