Mental Health Support Assistant – Huddersfield – Engage Partners – Huddersfield

Engage Partners

Mental Health Youth Support Worker required: April start!

The definition of a superhero is a person whose actions or achievements are far greater than what people expect: no need for special powers; this could be you. Have you ever considered the superhuman impact that you could be having on the lives of children who need it most?

If you are a caring, nurturing and patient personality, then this role could be the one for you. We are looking for someone who is warm and resilient to join a wonderful inclusion team in Huddersfield in providing one-to-one, or small group support to pupils with special educational needs. Charged with the task of changing their educational experience and academic outcomes, you will be their main point of support, building their independence and self-esteem, and making a lasting impact in their lives.

About the role:

The needs of the pupils you may cater for range from…

• Complex Learning Needs (such as sensory and visual impairments)

• Behavioural Difficulties

• Autistic Spectrum Disorders

This is a full time, term-time position on a long term contract, stemming to the end of the school year with the option of a permanent offer.

We welcome applicants with a good understanding of working with students with severe ASC and profound, multiple learning difficulties and are enthusiastic about raising the attainment of their pupils and delivering the secure, welcoming and warm learning environment that they deserve. You will ideally have experience of supporting children with special educational needs or will have a passion to work with students with special educational needs. By being proactive, flexible and taking initiative, you will be assisting the class teacher to create a safe space where our pupils can truly shine.

The ideal candidate:

• Patient, flexible and resilient manner.

• Enthusiastic and passionate about helping children with special educational needs.

• You will be expected to think on your feet and be proactive, no day is the same in a Special School, so being prepared is vital.

• Ability to form excellent relationships and rapport with pupils and staff alike, to support pupils in conjunction with a much wider support network.

About us:

We are Engage Education, the most trusted education recruitment agency, with professional development and support at our core.

• Get paid generously, in line with national scales (AWR compliant)

• Free CPD sessions

• Your own dedicated consultant

• £150 ‘Refer a Friend’ bonus

• Wellbeing support, travel discounts, and retail offers from our partners How to apply You can apply for this role below or get in touch with us directly.

All applicants require the appropriate qualifications, and all teachers require a formally-recognised teaching qualification. If you are not contacted within 2 working days, unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful for this role. All candidates must have a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before starting work. Full assistance provided. By applying for this role, you are consenting to Engage Education Ltd storing your personal details in our fully encrypted database, in line with the GDPR requirements. We look forward to hearing from you!

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