Mental Health Assistant
Teaching Assistant for Children with Mental Health Needs - Wokingham
Start Date: September 2022
Perfect Platform for future psychologists, therapists, counsellors and other relevant fields such as criminal justice.
Would you like a role supporting the mental health of young people?
Supporting young children and adolescents aged 4 to 18 with trauma, mental health and behavioural challenges. An inclusive specialist school for children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs based in Wokingham are looking for Teaching Assistants to support children with behaviour and mental health issues. Graduates who have qualified in Psychology, Counselling or Criminology would be great for this but candidates with relevant experience will also be considered! The Mental Health Specialist School is in Wokingham so has great transport links and the role is full-time starting ASAP. The SEN students are aged 4 to 18 and all have significant developmental trauma, emotional needs and behavioural challenges so the successful mental health assistant will be supporting each individual's wellbeing and personal development.
This is a FANTASTIC opportunity for the successful mental health assistant to work alongside the therapists and psychologists based on-site at school. In this role you will build frontline, practical experience with young people with significant needs and learn to understand how to communicate and support them, through the help of trained professionals and experienced team members. Plus you will gain invaluable experience working with Special Needs such as Autism and ADHD. This is a great opportunity for an aspiring educational or occupational psychologist, therapist, counsellor, teacher or even criminal justice officer!
The SEMH School is looking for a Mental Health Assistant/Teaching Assistant who can bring enthusiasm, passion and experience to the classroom. They are looking for a SEN TA who will be proactive and adaptable and be able to use their own initiative. Resilience and confidence to work with challenging behaviour is desirable!
- Social and Emotional Mental Health Support
- September 2022 Start
- £70-£80 per day
- Full-time Mon-Fri 8.30am to 4pm
- Ideal for Psychology/Counselling Graduates
The children in this school require a teaching assistant who understands their complex needs and is open-minded and up for a challenge. The children have varying needs although emotional and mental health needs is their main provision. Suitable experience can include working with SEN children and/or adults in any setting, even on a personal level such as with family. Level 3 qualifications+ are also required and a Degree would be most desirable.
If you are interested in this Mental Health Assistant position, please contact ASAP via or apply direct to this advert.
Mental Health Assistant/Teaching Assistant for children with Social, Emotional and Mental health needs- Wokingham - September 2022 Start