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Mental Health & Wellbeing Practitioner

24 Jul 2019   |   Wellspring Academy Trust   |   £28,485 to £30,153


Salary £28,485 to £30,153
Contract type Temporary contract with a view to a permanent contract April 2020
Start Date As soon as possible
Reporting to Director of MindSpace
Working commitment 37.5 hours, 52 weeks
Closing Date Wednesday 7th August 2019


Wellspring Academy Trust is a growing Multi-Academy Trust with 23 Academies and five Free Schools in pre-opening.  We are committed to making a difference to the lives and life chances of the young people and the communities we serve.

We are an education charity with Academies in the Primary, Secondary, Special and Alternative Education sectors, working with students with challenging behaviour and Social Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH).  As such, we work with some of the most challenging young people in the system.

As the Trust continues to grow our roles offer pathways for ambitious and dynamic individuals who are determined to make a difference. We value our people; collegial working at all levels is central to our culture. High quality induction training and ongoing professional development support are guaranteed. There will be a broad range of opportunities for you to realise your professional vision and ambitions within the Trust.

We are interested in hearing from people who:

  • Are self-motivated, customer-focused and organised.
  • Enjoy working as part of an inclusive team.
  • Have a commitment to supporting the work of education leaders and who are passionate about learning.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Mental Health & Wellbeing Practitioner to be part of the MindSpace team. The main focus of the role will be to offer up to eight 1:1 interventions to children and young people who attend primary or secondary school across Barnsley.

You will establish close working relationships with the schools and embed the MindSpace service within the school setting, working closely with the school and other external agencies. Children and young people are referred to the MindSpace service from school, GP, Specialist CAMHS, self-referral or other accepted routes. You will provide self-help strategies to enable the children and young people to understand their mental health difficulty, monitoring and evaluating their progress throughout the intervention.

This is an exciting time to be part of a dynamic, forward thinking early intervention team.

Wellspring Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. All posts are offered subject to enhanced DBS checks. References will be taken up prior to interview.

If you are currently living overseas or have lived / worked overseas in the last five years please be aware that you will be required to provide an overseas criminal records check from the country/countries you have resided in, if you are the preferred candidate for the post.

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