Mental Health Support Worker

Starting Salary: £27,655.69 (FTE £32,010 

 Start Date:June 2024

37 hours | Term Time Only | Monday to Friday

Barr Beacon School | Support Staff
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Mental Health Support Worker  

Barr Beacon School, Old Hall Lane, Walsall, WS9 0RF 

37 Hours | Term Time Only | 37 hours  

Pro rata Salary: £27,655.69 (FTE£32,010) | Start Date: June 2024 

The role:  

Barr Beacon School are seeking to appoint a Mental Health Support Worker to work as part of the Safeguarding and Pastoral Team in supporting pupil’s mental health. The successful candidate will be motivated, resilient and able to work alongside pupils that can sometimes have distressing experiences. The role will involve delivering high quality one-to-one or small group interventions, using data to create a strategy to maximise support for pupils and support staff to improve whole school understanding and awareness of mental health.  

About you: 

To be successful for the role you will need to hold an appropriate qualification to be a mental health practitioner and work with a range of different types of therapy including CBT principles (this may include a degree or post-graduate degree that links to the topics of children and young people, health and wellbeing, Psychology amongst others). You must also be registered with HCPC/BACP (Health and Care Professions Council/British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). 

Please see job description for full list of skills, requirements and duties 

About us:  

Barr Beacon School has a shared belief that no child should fail and our high standards and expectations ensure our pupils strive for success. As a highly successful school, we have a commitment to exceptional teaching to provide the best possible education for our students. The successful candidate will have access to excellent professional development opportunities within our Academy and across the wider Matrix Academy Trust.

We are committed to fostering a culture that values the health and well-being of all employees at Matrix Academy Trust. We are proud to offer a comprehensive well-being package to all employees, including access to 24/7 online GP, physiotherapy services and counselling services. We also offer all employees annual health checks which includes the flu jab, BMI checks and a general discussion with a qualified Nurse.  

To apply, please complete our application form available below and send to Headteacher Mrs K Hibbs: Khibbs@barrbeaconschool.co.uk. 

Application Deadline: 31st May 2024  

Please note that suitable candidates will be called for interview and we reserve the right to remove any advertised role early. 

Matrix Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS clearance and preemployment checks in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education