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Senior Mental Health Leader - Full-time

Saltwood CEP School, Hythe

  • Ref:KCC886-3350-103S
  • Posted:19/10/2021
  • Pay:Kent Range 4 £18517 to £19625 pro rata
  • Start Date:4th January 2022
  • App Close Date:09/11/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:17th November 2021

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We are looking for a confident and enthusiastic Senior Teaching Assistant to develop a new role of Mental Health Leader across both schools in our Federation.

The successful candidate will work directly with pupils who experience a range of needs and challenges (social, emotional and behavioural), through a nurture based approach. As Senior Mental Health Leader your work will involve advising our hardworking, enthusiastic and committed class teachers on the provision for meeting SEMH needs within the classroom environment, through inclusive teaching practices. You will also be tasked with advising senior leaders on ways to develop a holistic approach to mental health support across the school.

Previous experience of working with children using recognised nurture programmes will be essential. You will need to be able to work flexibly, showing initiative when necessary,  across both settings of our Federation.

The post is for 25 hours over a 5 day week, typically 9am - 3pm with a 1 hour lunch break.

 The successful candidate will:

  • Be prepared to obtain the National College's Certificate in the role of Senior Mental Health Leader
  • Have a strong belief in inclusion, diversity and the right of each child to be successful whatever their needs, abilities and background
  • Hold a Level 2/3 in Teaching and Learning in School (or equivalent)
  • Be sympathetic to the Federation's Christian values.
  • Focus on individual pupils to ensure their needs are being met with well-being interventions and nurture support.
  • Use a wide range of programmes (e.g. Drawing and Talking, Lego therapy , Build an Island, Circle of Friends, Sensory Circuits and anger or anxiety management), and strategies to work with pupils experiencing high levels of anxiety and/or challenging behaviour.
  • To monitor and evaluate the impact of interventions through observation and recording of achievement against effective assessment profiles, such as Boxall.
  • Use their good sense of humour to maintain positive relationships with pupils, colleagues and parents that support children's learning and achievement
  • Have proven communication skills, both oral and written
  • Supervise children at more unstructured times of the school day, engaging them in games and social skills activities 

In return we can offer you a great working environment, as part of a friendly and supportive team of dedicated teachers and teaching assistants who work together to ensure our children receive the best possible opportunities in their lives. Our children are happy and well behaved and parents are supportive. Our teaching assistants undertake regular professional development and career progression is encouraged. You will be under the line management of the SENCo and work closely with her.

Information about the school

The Federation consists of two high performing schools.

Saltwood Church of England Primary School is a successful single form entry school at the heart of a supportive village community. We have 220 pupils on roll in 7 classes with good facilities, including an ICT suite and attractive grounds.

Bodsham Church of England Primary School is a delightful village school set in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near Wye. We have 75 pupils on roll in 4 classes and our own minibus.

Pupils at both schools are well behaved and motivated; they respond well to our caring Christian ethos and they are eager to learn in our happy environment. Please look at our websites for more information and pictures of our schools.

Both schools have been rated as Outstanding by Ofsted and SIAMS

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01303 264899)

Documents

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).