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MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT WORKER

JOB DESCRIPTION

AT A GLANCE

John Leggott College is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed Mental Health Support Worker to work within our college community. The right candidate will work as part of our supportive Wellbeing team to support students with challenging mental health difficulties throughout their time at John Leggott College. The role will involve managing a caseload of students and being assigned to individual students providing 1:1 support at the request of the Pastoral and Safeguarding Manager.

 

Working closely with internal stakeholders and external agencies the post holder will support and assist students with complex mental health difficulties, including any practical support that may be required. Having robust communication skills, both written and verbal is key to this role and the maintenance of confidential records.

 

We are looking to recruit an individual with experience of working with young people in an education setting who has knowledge of the mental health issues that affect them. The post holder would be expected to have good IT skills, an understanding of safeguarding and child protection procedures and the ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships.

 

WHY CHOOSE US

John Leggott College is an open access Sixth Form College based in Scunthorpe. Our college is set on top of a hill with open spaces in and around the site just outside the town centre of Scunthorpe in the North Lincolnshire region. You will have the opportunity to work alongside outstanding support staff and teachers, to observe and share practice on a regular basis.

 

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • A strong commitment to your professional development

  • Onsite parking.

  • Onsite canteen and costa coffee.

  • An opportunity to be part of an award winning team.

  • Local discounts, EAP and other staff benefits.

Location

John Leggott College

West Common Lane

Scunthorpe, DN17 1DS

Salary

SSP Scale 13 - £27,747 FTE

£24,446pa actual

for full academic year. This will be recalculated for mid academic starts dates and hours.

Full Job Description

Position Type

Fixed Term to 30th June 2025

37 Hours Mon - Fri

Term Time + 1 Week

Information

Closing Date: 9am 20/02/24

Interview Date: 26/02/24

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John Leggott College has a strong commitment to Equal Opportunities, Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced check by the Enhanced Disclosure clearance through the DBS and other checks may be required.

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