Up to £28,035 a year
Full Job Description
Our Senior Mental Health Care Lead will be a new role, central to our state-of-the-art Wellbeing Centre and responsible for supporting the Mental Health and Wellbeing to pupils within school. The person will work closely with the Deputy Head (Pastoral) and the Wellbeing team to enhance, protect, promote, develop and care for the Mental Health and Wellbeing of pupils within school. This is a frontline role in supporting and working with pupils, acting as a triage nurse in coordinating needs in support with the Wellbeing Team and Deputy Head (Pastoral).
Main Responsibilities –
– Lead Tormead’s approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing, developing policies, curriculum and pastoral support to align with a whole school approach, for both the Prep and Senior School.
– Implement a process to identify those who may need additional support, identify pupils at risk of, or showing signs of mental health difficulties and coordinate the mental-health needs of pupils, overseeing delivery of school interventions, including referral to external services where necessary.
– Use their knowledge to effectively communicate a positive values-based approach, in line with Tormead School Values, promoting openness and understanding to normalise mental health and its fluctuations throughout life.
– Work with staff, families and local services to understand mental health and wellbeing issues may impact behaviour and attendance and improve outcomes for pupils.
– Build links with appropriate local services, maintaining communication with relevant external agencies (CAMHS, Specialist Nurses, Eating Disorder Units etc), and work in partnership with these local service providers to ensure needs of pupils are met.
– Develop and maintain a high-quality range of resources and implement strategies to support pupils, families and staff with their own mental health and wellbeing, especially to develop the resilience, fortitude and endurance of the pupil body.
– To attend relevant INSET and external training to keep up to date knowledge, skills and understanding of mental health and wellbeing in young people.
– Be part of the school’s Safeguarding Team as a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, liaising with the DSL to safeguard pupils within Tormead.
– Record, supervise and help manage CPOMs system to document interventions in pupil care.
– Support the daily operations of the Wellbeing Centre alongside Pastoral Support Officers, School Health Care Lead and Counsellors. This includes contributing to running the Wellbeing Centre, managing the front desk, signing in/out, supporting students in need, 1:1 or in groups, and actively listening to their needs.
Other Duties –
The role will require you to work closely with the Deputy Head (Pastoral) to:
– Develop, implement, sustain, evaluate and continually improve a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing, tailored to the needs of Tormead Pupils, particularly in developing and reviewing the Mental Health policy. To contribute to reports and analysis reviewing the effectiveness of the school approach.
– Monitor the impact of the whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing.
– Facilitate the development of school staff, identifying critical training and ensuring that all staff can recognise and understand the process to respond to mental health concerns, building confidence in working with pupil with mental health needs.
– Promote staff mental health and wellbeing, signpost and increase and promote awareness of resources to support staff.
– Work with DHP to develop and support a Mental Health and Wellbeing Student committee, developing effective plans to empower pupils.
Contribute to the delivery of PSHE and Wellbeing sessions on Mental Health as appropriate.
Monday to Friday Term Time plus INSET days
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: Up to £28,035.00 per year
- Company pension
- Discounted or free food
- Day shift
- Monday to Friday
- No weekends
Application deadline: 10/08/2022
Expected start date: 01/09/2022