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Higher Level Teaching Assistant in CAMHS, Band 4

Band 4

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Band 4
18.75 hours per week
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Wessex House
£19,409 to £22,683 per annum, pro rata
26/02/2018 23:59

Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Band 4

Wessex House

Finding a bright future for young people with mental health needs.

At the Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, we believe every young person deserves a fair start in life. That’s why the work of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) is so essential – because it provides valuable emotional support to youngsters who are struggling with varying degrees of mental health problems.

Based within a multi-disciplinary team, you will be working with students at key stages 2, 3, 4 and post 16 years of age. Working on the inpatient unit, it will be up to you to take responsibility for specified projects, and to support the work of the unit as you plan and prepare lessons. Keeping the channels of communication open with other health service professionals and parents and carers, you will work with students on a one-to-one basis and in groups.

It will be up to you to assess development and to monitor their progress, so you will need to build positive working relationships as you reinforce their self esteem. Helping them with behaviour and adjusting lesson activities according to how they respond, you will also support pupils as they are re-integrated into new schools.

To succeed in this rewarding role, you will need to be confident working with groups of up to twelve young people at a time, so time-management and organisational skills will be essential. Trained to at least Level 4 NQF standard, you will have significant experience in delivering teaching and learning strategies, and in working with students presenting with emotional or behavioural difficulties. You will also need a driving licence and access to transport.

You’ll need amazing interpersonal skills and the ability to inspire hope in children, and in turn the rewards will be more fulfilling than you can imagine. At CAMHS we believe in working together to make a real difference to the emotional and mental health needs of young people, plus our nurturing work environment will mean you’ll benefit from excellent professional development opportunities – all based in a rural county with an exceptional quality of life. Job prospects really don’t get better than this.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Will Mongare

Operational Service Manager - Wessex House

01278 454141

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