Mental Health Lead
Permanent / Full Time (37 hours per week) / Term Time Only
Salary details: GRADE G spine points 23-26 £32,755-£35,325 pro rata for Term Time Only (actual salary £27,452- £29,606)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Solihull Sixth Form College is a specialist level 3 provider for approximately 2200 students aged 16-19. We are passionate and committed to providing a great education to our students, supporting their progression both academically and personally. As well as focusing on excellent teaching and learning we are committed to providing excellent pastoral care for all learners and are creating a new post of Mental Health Lead to further enhance our provision.
We are seeking a pro-active and experienced Mental Health Lead to join our pastoral and safeguarding team to initiate this role and establish mental health support at the heart of our pastoral support for students.
The successful candidate will work closely with our safeguarding, additional learning support and academic coaching teams, to promote excellent mental wellbeing, lead group sessions, triage referrals, support individuals and ensure appropriate provision is in place.
To be successful you will have a qualification in mental health support and an understanding of safeguarding. You will also have previous experience of working with young people perhaps as a support worker, nurse or mentor.
The College expects all staff and volunteers to share our commitment to safeguarding, British values and preventing vulnerability. All appointments will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. We are committed to Equal Opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
About the Trust
Why work for us?
The Trust offers:
• A strong focus on staff care and wellbeing
• High quality training and support in and across academies
• A clear career pathway
• Employee assistance programme
• Employee discount schemes
We are an equal opportunities employer and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender reassignment, age, disability, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy/maternity or race.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and we expect all applicants to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, including a Children’s barred list check.
Solihull Sixth Form College