Job Details

Emotional Wellbeing Coordinator

Location:          Belmont Secondary School – Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire.
Salary:              Up to £19,500 (dependant on qualifications and experience)
Hours:             37.5 hours per week – Monday to Friday

Contract:          Permanent, Term Time only

If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

We now have a fantastic opportunity for an aspiring and understanding Emotional wellbeing Coordinator to join our close-knit team at Belmont Secondary School in Rawtenstall, Rossendale.

About the School:

Belmont is an independent specialist day school for boys 11 to 16, catering for children with a wide range of needs. Our dedicated team work together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils who often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life.

We pride ourselves in steering children in the right direction, nurturing aspiration to progress them both academically and socially to encourage them to take pride in their achievements. Socially, we build conīŦdence in our students so they are able to have a greater understanding of the wider community in which they live.

About the Group:

We are part of the Acorn Education and Care Group and can promise you plenty of challenges and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

Acorn Education and Care can provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of the young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.

About the Role:

The Head of School is seeking to appoint an aspiring and understanding Emotional Wellbeing Coordinator to join this thriving specialist SEMH School. Responsible to the SENCO they will help champion and promote the principles of nurture, wellbeing and Thrive school wide. Helping to raise standards of pupil attainment. You will be an enthusiastic, flexible and determined individual who shares our values and is looking to develop their career in this specialist area.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for an Emotional Wellbeing Coordinator.  Whilst experience within an SEMH/SEN specialist provision would be desirable we will consider applications from those who are currently working in a mainstream setting.

Thrive, Trauma and wellbeing specialism is desirable for this post but training and development will be provided for the successful candidate, in line with the identified needs of the school, the skills of the individual and their prospective career progression.

Key Accountabilities:

  • To champion and promote the principles of the Thrive programme/Trauma informed practice to the whole school.
  • To coordinate and monitor students emotional wellbeing in the school and liaise with the SENCO and Senior Leadership Team regarding implications for the whole school
  • To liaise with the DSL regarding any causes of concern or child protection issues and to follow the correct safeguarding procedures
  • To oversee the initial assessments and ongoing monitoring of students, and the implication of students action plans

Essential Criteria

  • Previous experience and certificate in Thrive/Trauma informed practice
  • Will be flexible and organised
  • Have a good standard of literacy
  • Be willing to undertake any additional training
  • Proven experience of delivering emotional health interventions in school
  • Knowledge of mental health and whole school approaches to emotional mental health wellbeing
  • DBS cleared and satisfactory references
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as a team with discretion

Why work for us?

A few reasons we think it’s a great place to work:

  • Continuous professional development & training for a clear career path
  • Pension
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Free School Meals

This position is due to commence on 04th January 2021 or as soon after (subject to approved reference/DBS checks).  

Applications are invited online through the Acorn Care and Education website www.acorncare.co.uk   If you have any further queries regarding how to apply please contact Kelly Walden at Kelly.walden@belmont-school.co.uk. If you would like to visit the school for an informal look around, please contact the school on 01706 221043.

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

Please complete the application form in full with no gaps of employment from the age of 16 years.