Mental Health Assistant

Posted 4 June by Academics
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Mental Health Assistant - Abingdon - Full-time Position - ASAP Start or September 2024

SEN Mental Health Assistant (Special Educational & Complex Needs)

Would you like to make a difference and support the mental health of young people?

Supporting young people and adolescents aged 12-18 with trauma, mental health and behavioural challenges

An 'outstanding' secondary school for students with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs located in Abingdon are looking for a Mental Health Assistant to work as a classroom support worker for children with behavior and mental health issues. Graduates with qualifications in Psychology, Criminology or Counselling would be a brilliant fit for this position but candidates with related experience will also be considered! The specialist school is looking for a Mental Health Assistant to join their team as a Mental Health Assistant to support their students throughout the school day. The SEN students are aged 12-18 and all have significant developmental trauma and behavioural challenges so the Mental Health Assistant will be supporting each student's wellbeing and personal development while ensuring their safety.

This is an AMAZING opportunity to gain experience working in a professional environment learning communication skills and how to support children with considerable emotional needs with psychologists and behavioural therapists that are based on-site. As a Mental Health Assistant at the school you will be working alongside specialist professionals on the frontline, gaining priceless experience and learning to communicate and support these young people. This role would be a rewarding experience for any aspiring psychologist, counsellor or educational therapist!

While working as a Mental Health Assistant you will bring enthusiasm, passion and empathy to the classroom. The school are looking for someone who can adapt, use their own initiative and provide consistent support throughout the students' school career.

  • SEN Mental Health Assistant
  • Emotional and Social Needs
  • Secondary SEN School
  • ASAP Start or September 2024
  • Abingdon
  • £80-£95
  • Full-time Monday - Friday 8:30 to 3:30

Required skills

  • Mental Health Assistant

Reference: 52793577

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