Outreach Worker

Posted 10 October by Tradewind Recruitment
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Tradewind Recruitment is currently looking for an enthusiastic and confident support worker/Mental health worker, to work for an Alternative Provision catering for disengaged students who are Secondary ages in Bath. The role will be full-time and long term and it involve working with children and young adults with mental health needs on a 1:1 basis.

The AEP we work with cater for Secondary aged pupils and require an outreach worker with Mental Health background to work as a Learning support to enable learning of their pupils mostly outside the classroom. The ability to engage and build rapport with the pupils, using your understanding of Mental Health and challenging behaviour is essential. Ideal candidate will have a person-centred approach, and will be a dynamic, forward thinking and pro-active team player, with passion and commitment to holistically supporting vulnerable students in developing their independence and vocational skills.

If you have worked or studied Mental Health and are interested in working in new settings such as schools, Special needs schools, and Alternative Education provisions, please contact us immediately as we have a huge demand from our schools for these skills.

In this outreach worker role, your primary areas of responsibility will be to:
Support and enable learning of the pupil by working with them in the local library, leisure centre and occasionally from the AEP's classrooms (Based in Bath and Kingswood).
Encourage the development of positive attitudes.

Have a creative and innovative approach to understand and supporting to re-engage disaffected learners in education and overcome barriers to learning.
Monitor students learning, social, emotional and behavioural progress against targets and report to the teachers of any changes.

Be aware of Safeguarding and Behaviour policies of the settings you work in and adhere to the policies at all times.

By registering with Tradewind, you will benefit from:

*Top rates of pay through our attraction of the best education talent
*More training and development than any other agency - which is why we can offer you more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency, 25 to be exact! That's 18 more than our next nearest competitor
*A great referral scheme - recommend a friend and earn a generous reward
*Full interview preparation and assistance - so you're fully prepped and confident, increasing your chances of success
*Help with lesson planning - our support doesn't stop once we've secured you a placement
*A straightforward Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability
*Free social and networking events to get to know your peers and consultants

To join us and be successful in this role, you will need to:

* Have your own vehicle and be willing to drive with the pupils in your car and be willing obtain business insurance.
*Have Special Educational Needs (SEN) knowledge and experience working with social, emotional, and mental health difficulties (SEMH); although not essential.
*A strong desire to have an impact on the lives of vulnerable young people
*Be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) and professional references checks
*Have a CV covering at least 10 years employment/education history included and any employment breaks must be explained
*Have the legal right to work in the UK

To apply for this position, or hear more about the exciting opportunities we have here at Tradewind, please call the Bristol office on , or email

Tradewind Recruitment is a Sunday Times Top 100 employer - stopping at nothing to ensure our candidates, clients and employees come first. At Tradewind, you will have access to 25 fully certified CPD courses, that's 18 more than our next nearest competitor, all focused on making you the best you can be. We have the very best people available to take your call and look after you every step of the way. We pride ourselves on exceptional service and take the time to really get to know you. Put simply; we listen, we learn, we deliver. Why? Because our people matter most.

We specialise in matching Teachers and Support Staff to their dream job, and help Primary, Secondary and SEN schools recruit for a wide range of roles across our 11 offices in the UK, including: London, the West Midlands, the North West, East Anglia, the North East, the South West, Yorkshire, the Midlands, Herts and Bucks.

Awarded REC Audited Education gold standard - Tradewind Recruitment are committed to Safeguarding and are also a proud Equal Opportunities Employer.

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