Mental Health Support Worker

Chorley, Lancashire
CHO_09122018-168188_1565769604
Date Posted:14 Aug 2019
  1. SEN Teaching Assistant
£60.00 - £80.00 per day + Free 25 accredited CPD courses
  1. Long-term

Mental Health Support Worker

Chorley, Lancashire
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Tradewind are recruiting!

Mental Health Support Worker

Tradewind Recruitment is currently looking for enthusiastic Mental Health support workers, to work in our schools in Chorley and Surrounding areas. The roles will be regular and part-time on a supply basis in schools and it involve working with children and young adults with mental health needs.

The schools we work with cater for pupils in Primary and Secondary ages and require temporary staff with Mental Health background to work as Learning support assistants to enable learning in and outside the classroom. For these roles the ability to engage and build rapport using your understanding of Mental Health and support background is essential. As a person-centred LSA, you will be a dynamic, forward thinking and pro-active team player, with passion and commitment to holistically supporting vulnerable students in developing their independence and vocational skills.

If you have worked or studied Mental Health and are interested in working in new settings such as schools, Special needs schools, and Alternative Education provisions, please contact us immediately as we have a huge demand from our schools for these skills.

In these Learning support 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 the teachers for class and activity preparation
Monitor students 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.

By registering with Tradewind, you will benefit from:
*Top rates of pay through our attraction of the best education talent
*More training and development than any other agency - which is why we can offer you more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency, 25 to be exact! That's 18 more than our next nearest competitor
*A great referral scheme - recommend a friend and earn a generous reward
*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
*A straightforward Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability
*Free social and networking events to get to know your peers and consultants

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 Special Educational Needs (SEN) knowledge and experience working with social, emotional, and mental health difficulties (SEMH); although not essential.
*A strong desire to have an impact on the lives of vulnerable young people
*Be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) and professional references checks
*Have a CV covering at least 10 years employment/education history included and any employment breaks must be explained
*Have the legal right to work in the UK

To apply for this position, or hear more about the exciting opportunities we have here at Tradewind, please call the Preston office on 01772 977333, or email Christina.Grindy@twrecruitment.com

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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