Surrey - Outreach - Intervention - Mental Health Support Worker - LSA - SEN - SEMH - Psychology - Criminology - Sociology
Are you motivated by supporting and helping others?
Are you passionate about demonstrating the value of education to vulnerable children?
This Aspiring Probation Officer role will give you essential restorative experience within anti-social and challenging settings - the perfect opportunity if you have aspirations within probation, rehabilitation, prison, youth and social justice.
Based on holistic and therapeutic practice, with a focus on restorative practice, this Learning Support Assistant (LSA) role is an amazing opportunity for Criminology and Psychology Graduates. The role will give you experience working with vulnerable students, increasing their engagement, attainment and life chances, aiming to ensure they do not enter the criminal justice system.
As an Aspiring Probation Officer role, you will be working alongside teachers and specialist staff to support students with special educational needs (SEN), and a range of associated social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) challenges and traumas. Some children / young people will have suffered adverse childhood experiences, and you will identify their risks and needs, escalating where necessary.
Many of the children face various barriers in life and are more 'at risk' of negative outcomes. You will be instrumental in providing consistency, and equipping children and young people with tools to ensure they feel safe, secure, empowered, and believe that they can succeed in life.
Personal Qualities of Mental Health Support Worker
- Passionate about helping children and young people achieve their full potential
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively
- Able to build confidence and motivation
- Approachable, and able to build robust and effective relationships with students
- Able to remain calm and resilient when placed in situations of stress or conflict
- High levels of empathy, caring, compassionate, and a good listener
- Motivated and enthusiastic, with a professional approach to work
Start date ASAP, trial days taking place to ensure the role and school is right for you
Excellent on-site training, support and CPD is provided to ensure safeguarding of all students
No previous experience is required
If you have a Psychology / Criminology / Social Science degree, it's an excellent use of your degree
Please apply now for this Graduate role - Aspiring Probation Officer role in Oxted.