Specialist Support Practitioner - Mental Health

  • Job Reference: WREQ2907
  • Date Posted: 10 September 2021
  • Employer: Weston College
  • Website: https://www.weston.ac.uk/
  • Location: Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
  • Salary: £23,840 to £28,418
  • Bonus/Benefits: Generous holiday allowance, a defined benefits scheme.
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

The post holder will work within the Faculty of Inclusive Practice to work with the Advanced Practitioner to deliver high quality Mental Health Specialist Support for learners who have a diagnosed Mental Health Difficulty or who are experiencing a mental health difficulty, which is having a significant impact on their learning.

A crucial aspect of the role will include working in collaboration with the teaching teams to identify how the programmes of study are made accessible, tailored to their individual needs ensuring seamless transitions between courses, schools, colleges and other outside agencies. The role also involves delivery training and sharing best practice with college staff, external partners and employers as well as contributing to the SEND Centre of Excellence.

This is an exciting time to join Weston College. The College is Ofsted 'Outstanding', its Higher Education provision is graded 'Gold' by TEF, and Weston College has recently won the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, one of only two Further Education colleges in the country to be awarded this prestigious honour. Furthermore, the College is an Investors in People 'Champion' and has been awarded 'Platinum' by Investors in People, which demonstrates our commitment to invest in our staff to improve performance. 

Weston College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.