Behaviour Support Assistant

Company:  CV-Library
Location: Salford
Closing Date: 13/07/2024
Salary: £84 - £90 Per Day
Hours: Full Time
Type: Permanent
Job Requirements / Description
Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of young people facing social, emotional, and mental health challenges? Do you possess the empathy, resilience, and dedication to support secondary-aged students in their journey towards improved well-being and academic success? If so, we invite you to apply for the position of Mental Health Support Worker at our SEMH (Social, Emotional, and Mental Health) Secondary School in Salford, starting in September! About Us: Our Secondary SEMH School is dedicated to providing a supportive and inclusive learning environment where every student is valued, respected, and empowered to achieve their full potential. Situated in the heart of Salford, we cater to secondary-aged students who require additional support due to social, emotional, and mental health needs, ensuring they receive the tailored assistance and guidance necessary to thrive academically and emotionally. Position Overview: As a Mental Health Support Worker, you will play a pivotal role in delivering targeted support to secondary-aged students, promoting their emotional resilience, and fostering positive mental health and well-being. Working collaboratively with our dedicated team of educators and specialists, you will provide individualized interventions, facilitate group activities, and offer pastoral care to ensure every student receives the support they need to succeed. Key Responsibilities: Provide one-on-one support and mentoring to students, addressing their social, emotional, and mental health concerns in a compassionate and non-judgmental manner. Collaborate closely with teachers, SENCOs (Special Educational Needs Coordinators), and external agencies to develop and implement personalized support plans tailored to each student's specific needs and circumstances. Deliver structured interventions and therapeutic activities aimed at enhancing students' emotional regulation, self-esteem, and interpersonal skills. Monitor and evaluate students' progress, maintaining detailed records and reports to track outcomes and inform future support strategies. Act as a trusted advocate and ally for students, advocating for their needs and rights, and facilitating communication between home and school as required. Promote a positive and inclusive school culture through the delivery of assemblies, workshops, and awareness-raising initiatives focused on mental health and well-being. Qualifications and Skills: Previous experience working with adolescents in a mental health, educational, or youth work setting, particularly those with SEMH needs, is highly desirable. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build rapport and establish trusting relationships with students, families, and colleagues. Knowledge of adolescent development and understanding of the impact of social, emotional, and mental health difficulties on learning and behavior. Ability to remain calm under pressure, demonstrate resilience, and effectively manage challenging situations with sensitivity and professionalism. Relevant qualifications in mental health, counseling, psychology, or education are advantageous but not essential. Why Join Us: Opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of secondary-aged students and contribute to their holistic development and well-being. Supportive and collaborative work environment with access to ongoing training, professional development, and supervision. Competitive salary and benefits package, including opportunities for career progression and advancement within our dynamic organization. Chance to work within a dedicated team of professionals who are committed to creating an inclusive, nurturing, and supportive learning environment for all students. How to Apply: If you are passionate about supporting the mental health and well-being of secondary-aged students and are dedicated to making a positive difference in their lives, we would love to hear from you! To apply for this rewarding opportunity, please submit your CV and a covering letter outlining your relevant experience, skills, and why you are the ideal candidate for this position. Join us in our mission to empower young learners and create a brighter future for all. Apply now to start your journey with us in September. We look forward to welcoming you to our team! All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQ’s on the Teaching Personnel website for details. All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date. Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants. We offer all our registered candidates FREE child protection and prevent duty training. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided. For details of our privacy policy, please visit the Teaching Personnel website
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