Mental Health Support Officer – 3 days per week in term time
GBP £22,777 - £24,054 per year (Pro rata to 19.5 hours per week in term time, actual salary is £10,238 - £10,812)
19.5 hours per week in term time - Wednesday to Friday
Student achievement and well-being are at the heart of everything we do at Whickham School. As part of our dedicated Mental Health Support Team, you will work closely with a range of professionals in school to ensure that we provide the highest quality mental health intervention and support.
Your primary role will be to act as a mental health first aider, taking an active role in the weekly triage of mental health referrals and working with an agreed caseload of vulnerable pupils.
Specific details regarding the role and skills and qualities that the successful candidate will need to demonstrate are in the attached job description and person specification.
A summary of key information is detailed below. We are looking for someone who:
Demonstrates care, compassion and empathy.
Is committed to personal development and open to sharing ideas and continuing to develop their own practice.
Is determined to make a positive difference in the lives of young people.
Is supportive of our inclusive and diverse nature as a school where differences are celebrated.
Our aim is to ensure every young person is the best they can be and whilst we have already achieved much in achieving our goal, we recognise that there is so much more we can do. We are proud of our good reputation within the region and positive feedback we receive from students, parents, staff and external organisations such as Ofsted.
The hours for this role are 19.5 hours per week, Wednesday – Friday in term time. Applications should but uploaded to the TES by 9am on Monday 23rd January 2023 via the following link https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/mental-health-support-officer-3-days-per-week-in-term-time-gateshead-1757863
Whickham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and young people. We have a robust Safeguarding Policy and all staff will receive training relevant to their role at induction and throughout employment with the school. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service criminal records check for work with children.
Supporting documentsJob description Person Specification
Whickham School is a large and successful school in Gateshead with over 1700 students including approximately 350 in our high performing sixth form.Visit School Website