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Mental Health and Wellbeing Mentor

Lodge Park AcademyNorthamptonshire

Lodge Park Academy is now recruiting for a Mental Health and Wellbeing Mentor. This role could be your next ideal career move.

If you are ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded, and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you.

Providing our young people access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences is what drives us. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. The education and experiences equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.

We work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the Trust’s vision, to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

About the role

To work as part of the Pastoral and Inclusion team at Lodge Park Academy, responsible for driving forward the provision of wellbeing support to its students. This role is responsible for the mentoring of students with social, emotional and mental health needs to increase their health and wellbeing through targeted interventions that are delivered through a group or 1:1 basis.

15 hours per week – 39 weeks a year (term time) – permanent position

Salary & Benefits

NJC15 – NJC 20 (£8,345.34 - £9,185.50 actual salary)

Access to Local Government Pension Scheme

Health and Well-Being Programme

Who we are looking for

Working positively with students with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, some with challenging needs.

Through both 1:1 and group work, provide positive interventions and referrals for students, including ‘Emotional Literacy’ interventions, mental health support and meetings with parents where appropriate.

Work with the wider Pastoral and Inclusion team to support students in making informed decisions about their overall health and wellbeing.

To lead the Family Action's Targeted Mental Health in Schools multi-agency programme (TaMHS) through delivering training to staff to better help and support the mental health needs of children.

Develop and encourage participation in enrichment activities, by working with the Vice Principal, and other internal departments across the Trust as well as external organisations and agencies to organise Academy events.

Support the Academy’s CPD by delivering staff training to promote the health and wellbeing agenda and raise awareness and knowledge on key topics.

Keep up to date with relevant legislation, knowledge, best practice e.g. Safeguarding and mental health provisions both locally and nationally.

To play an active role in Safeguarding children and adhere to the Trust’s and Academy’s policies and procedures.

Consistently update and ensure accurate records and provide measurable outcomes of all aspects of mental health and wellbeing support.

To co-ordinate and administrate reviews and evaluations of services provided and produce regular reports and statistics.

About The David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment.

We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other.

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Early applications are advised. We receive high numbers of applications for our roles and therefore have to close the vacancy prior to the closing date in order to review candidates' details against our job criteria before shortlisting or re-opening the vacancy.

​Lodge Park Academy is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

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