✨Mental Health Support Worker- Ofsted Outstanding School✨

Location: Chigwell
Job Type: Permanent
Industry: SEN Support Jobs
Reference: mehac8
Salary: £23.5k per year
Job Published: 12 days ago

Protocol Education are seeking a Mental Health Support Worker to join a Residential Primary School in Chigwell, rated Outstanding by Ofsted.  

This is a permanent position starting ASAP*

  • Are you passionate about working with vulnerable children who have special needs?
  • Do you have a social care background?
  • Or even had personal experience supporting SEND?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

This role is for a Residential school, supporting specialist students who have Social/ Emotional/ Mental Health needs from the ages of 5- 11 years. This is a straight to permanent position. Please see below hours.

These students may have come from distressed or toxic backgrounds. The right candidate will need to be confident with de-escalation strategies, tough and know how to handle challenging behaviours.

You must also be empathetic and have a good understanding or background in special educational needs or Social emotional, mental health.

Resilience and hard work are a must. An outdoors/sports/activity co-ordinator background would also be great, as this role entails a lot of outdoors activities. Someone from a hospitality background may also work well.

Duties would include-

- Providing quality care for children in a residential setting

- Assisting in developing and implementing care plans for each child, ensuring their physical, therapeutic, emotional, and social needs are met

- Carrying out daily activities such as meals, recreational activities, and educational programs

- Ensuring the health and well-being of children, such as administering medication as needed

- Maintaining accurate records of each child's progress, behaviour, and any incidents that occur

- Working with parents, guardians, and other professionals involved in the child's care to ensure a comprehensive approach to their well-being



Monday 14:00- 20:30

Tuesday & Wednesday 07:00 - 09:30, returning at 14:30 - 20:30

Thursday 07:00 - 10:00, returning at 12:00 - 20:30

Friday 07:00 - 15:00

We are open to applicants from alternative backgrounds who have transferable skills. **You must have a full UK license and access to your own vehicle**

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQs on the Protocol Education website for further 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.

Protocol Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with the 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 FREE online safeguarding and Prevent Duty training to all our workers. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and subscribe to the DBS Update Service.

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