Graduate Mental Health Support Worker

NQT Education Sector:
Education Sector:
SEN Jobs
Education Role:
Specialist SEN Teaching Jobs, Specialist SEN Classroom Support Jobs, Specialist SEN Tuition Jobs
South East
Internal Vacancy?:
Child Development, Health & Social Care, Special Needs - SEN
Employment Type:
Full Time
Contract Type:
Long Term Supply
£80 to £90 per day
Salary Description:
£80 - £90 per day
Job Ref:

Are you motivated by supporting and helping vulnerable and at-risk young people?

This is an amazing opportunity to help change the lives of children and young people who are at-risk. This Learning Support Assistant (LSA) role will give you experience working with vulnerable students, increasing their engagement, attainment and life chances.

You will be providing a vital service within the community, working alongside teachers and specialist staff to support students with special educational needs (SEN), and a range of associated social, emotional and mental health challenges and traumas. Some children / young people will have suffered adverse childhood experiences, and you will identify their risks and needs, escalating where necessary.

A common feature for many children and young people with special educational needs is marginalisation and disadvantage, trauma, dysfunctional family relationships, low educational attainment and stigmatisation. Subsequently they face many barriers in life and are more ‘at risk’ of negative outcomes. You will be instrumental in providing consistency, and equipping children and young people with tools to ensure they feel safe, secure, empowered, and believe that they can succeed in life.

Ideal for a Psychology, Sociology and Criminology graduates, this role will give you excellent practical experience with vulnerable, hard-to-reach students, before embarking on a career in outreach or for non-profit organisations. Also suitable for aspiring Probation Officers, Prison Officers and Youth Justice Workers.

Personal Qualities

* Passionate about helping children and young people achieve their full potential
* Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively
* Able to build confidence and motivation
* Approachable, and able to build robust and effective relationships with students
* Able to remain calm and resilient when placed in situations of stress or conflict
* Caring, compassionate, and a good listener
* Motivated and enthusiastic, with a professional approach to work

**Start date ASAP, or September 2024

**Excellent on-site training, support and CPD is provided to ensure safeguarding of all students

**£80-£90 per day, Mon-Fri, 08:30 to 16:30, PAYE, term time only

**No previous experience is required

**GCSE in English and Maths

**If you have a Psychology / Criminology / Social Science degree, it’s an excellent use of your degree

**You MUST have right to work in the UK in order to apply - no Visa sponsorship

Apply now or contact Eleanor Chessun-Lawrence at Academics Ltd:
01483 362 636

Candidates registering with Academics Ltd will need to have or apply for an Enhanced DBS and/or overseas police check where appropriate.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01483 366433
Contact: Eleanor Chessun-Lawrence

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