Job Details

We are looking for a Wellbeing Support Assistant to join our team working at Mountfield Heath School, an independent special educational needs provision, for pupils aged 5-12.  This is a new role to support our growing pastoral and therapeutic services.  The successful candidate will work alongside Teachers, other support staff and therapists to deliver the curriculum and help nurture a therapeutic environment.  Many of our pupils have had negative experiences of school, and this role will be instrumental in developing pupils engagement for learning.

About the role

Working as a Wellbeing Support Assistant at Mountfield Heath School you will enhance the learning environment for our pupils, supporting our teachers to promote personal development and well-being for all.  Experience working within THRIVE Nurture and or alongside therapists would be desirable.  Safeguarding the welfare of the young people in our care will be your primary responsibility.  Any experience of teaching would be an advantage but not essential.  

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an individual with high expectations and standards who can offer excellent behavioural, management skills.  You will be working with young people who have complex needs and your ability to develop trusting relationships with the young people and staff will be crucial.  You will be able to reliably work to instruction as well as take the initiative when circumstances demand.  An interest in therapeutic approaches and a desire to improve these students’ lives is essential. 

The ability to contribute to the development of our school is essential and we believe that energy, passion and a commitment to high standards are key characteristics required.  We are looking for a special individual who is able to help inspire and re-engage the young people that we serve.  This is an opportunity for the successful candidate to develop their skills and experience in a challenging, motivating and highly rewarding environment. 

Salary is £15,000 - £17,500 (actual) dependent on qualifications and experience.  This salary is actual and is not pro rata.  Staff are only required to work during term time, but are paid a full year salary.

The position is due to commence as soon as possible (subject to approved reference/DBS checks).  If you have any further queries regarding how to apply please contact us on 01323 914600 or email us at office@mountfieldheathschool.co.uk 

Acorn Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.