Mental Health Support Worker - School setting, Kirklees

Vision for Education LtdKirklees
Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £70 - £80 (per day)
Contract term: Supply
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Mental Health Support Worker - School setting

  • Kirklees
  • £70 - £80 per day
  • Vision for Education
  • Long term supply with the view to going permanent (permanent work cannot be guaranteed - dependant on a lot of factors) 
  • Vision for Education is looking to appoint a Mental Health Support Worker to join our successful supply team and work in a local Alternative setting in Kirklees. This is a fixed term Mental Health Support Worker role, which will commence in September on a full-time basis. Vision for Education will conduct interviews and trial days.

The role

Working as part of a dynamic and creative Support team, the Mental Health Support Worker will focus on the specific young learner, whilst also providing general classroom support for a small class of vulnerable children when needed.

The school

This Specialist setting is looking for a committed and successful Mental Health Support Worker to join their motivated team. The school cater specifically for Social Emotional and Mental Health students who have Educational Care Plans and are no longer in mainstream education.  Students range from the age of 9 – 19 and do display some challenging behaviours, you must be able to adapt well to situations and de-escalate them well. Team teach training would be beneficial however not essential as we can offer this training free of charge. The local community is highly supportive of the school and parental involvement is very positive. 

Requirements

To be considered for the Mental Health Support Worker position, you will:

Have experience of working with vulnerable young learners with similar needs.

Be experienced in working with smaller nurture groups to boost attainment.

Have a genuine desire to become part of a committed team of school staff.

Hold a team teach qualification or be willing to attend training.

Vision for Education is committed to safeguarding children and young people. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS check that must be registered on the Update Service.

About Vision for Education  

Vision for Education is a market-leading education recruitment and supply agency committed to the learning and development of young people. We are an employer of choice for high-quality primary, secondary and SEND teaching and support staff. We have branches across the country, and we are part of the world-renowned education company TES Global.

What Vision for Education offer

As a valued employee of Vision for Education, you will receive:

Excellent daily rates paid weekly by our in-house payroll team using the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system.

Guaranteed pay scheme (subject to availability and qualifying criteria).

Pension contributions (subject to a qualifying period).

Full compliance with AWR (Agency Workers’ Regulations), to make sure you get the pay and working conditions you are entitled to.

FREE training to help with your professional development such as Team Teach, Autism Awareness and an online Educare training package worth £350.

Regular social events with 100% complimentary food and drinks.

£50 refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme.

Access to a dedicated consultant, who will provide ongoing support.

How to apply

If you are interested in the Mental Health Support Worker role and feel you can enthuse, motivate and engage students and would like the challenge of working in a demanding and rewarding environment, then we want to hear from you.

Apply today via this website, or for more information about this role and other opportunities across Vision for Education, please contact our specialist SEND team on 01484 642928 or chloe.talboys@visionforeducation.co.uk

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