Mental Health Support Worker

Blackburn, Lancashire
Date Posted:03 Sep 2019
  1. Learning Support Assistant
£60.00 - £80.00 per day + Free 25 accredited CPD courses
  1. Long-term

Mental Health Support Worker

Blackburn, Lancashire
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Mental Health Support Worker

Tradewind Recruitment is currently looking for enthusiastic Mental Health support workers, to work in one of our partnership Secondary SEMH School in Blackburn. The role is full time Monday - Friday 8.30 am - 3.30 pm working on a 1-2-1 basis with a pupil in Year 8 in the morning and in the afternoons doing individual 1-2-1 intervention session Maths and English with several students for the full academic year September 2019 - December 2019 with the possibility to be extended till July 2020.

The Secondary SEMH School caters for pupils from 11 - 16 years old with and Ofsted rating "Good". The School require a Support Worker who has worked with Mental Health within Secondary aged children.

As a Support Worker the ability to engage and build rapport using your understanding of Mental Health and support background is essential. As a person-centred Support Worker, you will be a dynamic, forward thinking and pro-active team player, with passion and commitment to holistically supporting the vulnerable a pupil in Year 8 in the mornings in the afternoons doing individual 1-2-1 intervention session Maths and English with several students.
If you have worked or studied Mental Health and are interested in working in new settings such as this Good SEMH Secondary School based in Blackburn.

In these Support Worker roles, your primary areas of responsibility will be to:
*Encourage the development of positive attitudes to learning and behaving through well-planned support.
*Have a creative and innovative approach to understand and supporting to re-engage disaffected learners in education and overcome barriers to learning.
*Support on a 1-2-1
*Monitor pupil learning, social, emotional and behavioural progress against targets and report to the teachers of any changes.
*Be aware of Safeguarding and Behaviour policies of the settings you work in and adhere to the policies at all times.
To join us and be successful in this role, you will need to:
*Have experience in health and social care would be an advantage but not essential.
*Have knowledge and experience working with social, emotional, and mental health difficulties (SEMH); although not essential.
*Team Teach (desirable not essential as training can be provided)

The school is easily accessible with close links to the motorway and a large free car park. The school is close to public transport links with bus stop 5 minutes' walk from the school.

The benefits of registering with Tradewind:
*We attract top education talent and in return offer top rates of pay
*We care about your training and development more than any other agency - which is why we can offer you more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency, 30 to be exact!
*Great referral scheme - recommend a friend and earn a brilliant bonus!
*Full interview preparation and assistance - so you're fully prepped and confident, increasing your chances of success
*Help with lesson planning - our support doesn't stop once we've secured you a placement
*Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability
*Free social and networking events to get to know your peers and consultants

Click 'Apply Now' to be considered for this great position as a Mental Health Support Worker in Blackburn. Or for more information about the role, contact Christina on 01772 977 333 or

Tradewind Recruitment is a Sunday Times Top 100 employer - stopping at nothing to ensure our candidates, clients and employees come first. At Tradewind you will have access to 25 fully certified CPD courses, that's 18 more than our next nearest competitor, all focused on making you the best you can be. We have the very best people available to take your call and look after you every step of the way. We pride ourselves on exceptional service and take the time to really get to know you. Put simply; we listen, we learn, we deliver. Why? Because our people matter most. Awarded REC Audited Education gold standard - Tradewind Recruitment are committed to Safeguarding and are also a proud Equal Opportunities Employer.

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