Aspiring Mental Health Worker - Swindon

Posted 10 June by Academics
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Aspiring Mental Health Worker - Swindon

Are you a recent psychology graduate? Are you looking for experience within the mental health field before becoming a certified psychologist? If so, then this Aspiring Mental Health Worker opportunity is perfect for you.

A School for children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs is looking for a confident and empathetic Mental Health Support Assistant to join their friendly team of staff in a long-term position. The school are hoping to find someone with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and have a caring and positive attitude.

The SEMH School in Swindon educates children from 5 to 18 all of whom have social, emotional and mental health needs. This can range from anxiety, depression, OCD, developmental delay, and severe trauma. You will therefore need to be understanding, resilient and up for a challenge! As a recent Psychology/Criminology/Sociology graduate, you will need to use your knowledge of mental health and development to support the students and encourage them to learn.

At this Specialist School no two days are the same! However, your general duties will involve working closely with a small class of students to support their academic and emotional development. You will help manage the classroom behaviour and be able to deal with challenging behaviour effectively. Under the guidance of the class teacher, you will help make the classroom a fun, engaging and safe place. You will also help the children develop appropriate social skills and provide them with a trusting adult relationship.

As a Mental Health Support Assistant, this will provide you with a fantastic opportunity to shadow the Educational Psychologist on-site, as well as the Speech & Language Therapist and SENCO. It will also grant you first-hand experience supporting and working with children with mental health needs. This will provide excellent work experience for any graduate looking to start a long-term career as an Educational or Clinical Psychologist, Criminologist, Therapist, Counsellor or even Criminal Justice Officer!

  • Aspiring Mental Health Worker
  • Swindon
  • Supporting children with social, emotional and mental health needs
  • Monday to Friday, full time
  • £80 to £90 per day
  • ASAP or September Start

If you are interested in this role, please apply today!

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