Mental Health Support Worker/Learning Mentor

Location: Chelmsford
Job Type: Permanent
Industry: Primary
Reference: JOBADVERT487
Salary: £85 - 90 per day + £50 referral bonus
Job Published: 21 days ago

Mental Health Support Worker/Learning Mentor in a Primary School!

Location: Chelmsford

Job Type: Full-Time

Salary: £85-£90 a day 

About Us

This Chelmsford School is a nurturing and inclusive primary school dedicated to fostering the well-being and academic success of all our students. We believe in providing a supportive environment where every child can thrive emotionally, socially, and academically.

Job Description

We are seeking a compassionate and dedicated Mental Health Support Worker/Learning Mentor to join our team. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in supporting the mental health and well-being of our students, as well as mentoring them to achieve their full potential.

Key Responsibilities

- Provide one-on-one and group support to students experiencing mental health challenges.
- Develop and implement individual support plans tailored to students' needs.
- Work closely with teachers, parents, and external professionals to support students’ well-being.
- Facilitate workshops and group activities focused on mental health and emotional well-being.
- Mentor students to help them set and achieve academic and personal goals.
- Promote a positive and inclusive school environment.
- Monitor and record students’ progress and well-being.
- Provide crisis intervention as needed.
- Advocate for students’ mental health needs within the school setting.

Qualifications and Skills

- Relevant qualification in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or a related field.
- Experience working with children in an educational or mental health setting.
- Strong understanding of mental health issues affecting primary school-aged children.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to build trusting relationships with students, parents, and staff.
- Patience, empathy, and resilience.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Why Join Us?

- Supportive and collaborative work environment.
- Opportunities for professional development and training.
- The chance to make a meaningful impact on the lives of young students.
- Competitive salary and benefits package.


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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