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SEMHW Worker - South Bank Primary School

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
15/03/2021 12:00
£18,124 - £19,816 (actual per annum)
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
South Bank Primary School
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Job details 

Closing date:
15 Mar

Further information

POST: SEMHW Worker Advert Date: Monday 22nd February 2021
School Visits: 1st & 2nd March 2021 at 3pm
Salary: Grade E SCP 15-19 pro rata (actual salary £18,124 - £19,816 per annum) Closing Date: 12.00 noon Monday 15th March 2021
Contract: 32.5 hr/week, Term time + PD days. Permanent contract Short Listing Date: Monday 15th March 2021
Required for - Summer Term (12th April 2021) Interview Date: Wednesday 17th March 2021

Are you committed to making a real difference to the lives of the children at South Bank Primary School?

Are you ready for a new challenge? If so, we need you!

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, kind, caring and resilient SEMHW worker who is passionate about supporting children to develop good social, emotional, mental health and wellbeing. You will be an outstanding practitioner with high expectations who is committed to making a real difference and improving our children’s life chances.

The successful candidate will become a member of an established SEMHW team who provide an outstanding level of support to all the children at South Bank Primary. This is a mainstream school that has two additional resource base classrooms for children who have complex SEN needs. The school’s SEMHW team have high expectations of themselves and the pupils they work with. You will help the children to progress socially and emotionally by working within a supportive and experienced SEMHW team as well as other school staff.

This an exciting opportunity for you to join our team and work in a progressive, forward thinking school.

The successful candidate will:
Support pupils’ social and emotional development and promote independence in a safe, secure and challenging environment, employing strategies to recognise and reward achievement.
1. Establish therapeutic relationships with pupils and interact with them according to individual needs.
2. Support the learning of individuals and group of pupils through the provision of the wellbeing framework and to act as a role model and set high expectations.
3. Focus on individual pupils to ensure their needs are being met within SEMHW interventions.
4. Work within the SEMHW team to develop and implement a well-being framework for pupils
5. Observe, record and support the social and emotional development of pupils, to identify individual needs and difficulties to the feedback to pupils and staff in relation to their progress and achievement.
6. Promote the inclusion of all pupils within the school so they are able to participate in all aspects of school like.
7. Participate in pupils’ lay and extend and stimulate emotional literacy through conversation
8. Monitor and evaluate pupils’ responses to activities in well-being interventions through observation and planned recording of achievement against individual targets.
To support class teachers in their understanding of SEMHW difficulties being experienced by children.
1. Advise teachers on well-being strategies that will result in high standards of behaviour, engagement and co-operation in the classroom
2. Support class teachers to create a supportive, relaxed working environment that makes pupils feel happy and secure
3. Work in partnership with the SEMHW team, class teachers, behaviour lead teacher and SENDCo to identify individual targets for pupil from the basis of the wellbeing framework.
4. Under the supervision of the SEMHW Lead and Nurse, participate in feedback sessions and meetings with parents/carers from time to time.
5. Provide feedback as required the the SEMHW Lead on pupil well-being progress and other matters, ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence.
6. Be responsible for maintaining accurate pupil well-being records, contributing to reviews of systems/records as required.
7. Work within an established behaviour policy to manage behaviour constructively, promoting self-control, self-reflection, resilience and independence.
What we can offer:
• Enthusiastic, friendly and well-behaved children
• Hard-working, enthusiastic, friendly and dedicated colleagues
• The opportunity to work as part of an ambitious and forward-thinking team
• Support for your future through quality professional development opportunities.
• Supportive governors.

Applications are invited from prospective candidates who are able to demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria set out in the person specification.

This is an important appointment for the school and therefore we will be offering two opportunities for candidates to come in and meet with the SEMHW Manager and Mental Health Nurse. These meetings will be COVID secure and places will be limited

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