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Mental Health Support Worker
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£350 to £400 per week
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25 April 2022
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£350 - £400 per week

About the role

Do you wish to have a positive impact on children from disadvantaged backgrounds? Can you offer support and guidance to young people who need extra help managing emotions & behaviour?

Vision for Education have several positions for individuals with a Mental Health Support Worker background, to work in school settings in Knutsford.

  • We are looking for people with resilience and a strong work-ethic to support children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs.
  • This role would be suited to a someone who has experience or a desire of working with people with severe behavioural difficulties.
  • The Mental Health Support Worker role is an opportunity to play a key role in further developing the life chances of children and young people at most risk due to disadvantaged starts in life.

About the school

  • All pupils are at KS2, KS3 or KS4 however often working at lower than expected levels for their age.
  • The school offers a broad curriculum based on children’s needs and interests including vocational learning.
  • Strong focus on helping pupils manage their emotions and behaviour in order to prepare them for learning and the world after education.

There are opportunities for the role to become a permanent position after a qualifying period is worked


To be considered for the role of Mental Health Support Worker you will:
  • Have excellent behaviour management skills, be resilient and be able to persevere through difficult situations.
  • Have excellent behaviour management skills, be resilient and be able to persevere through difficult situations.
  • Be resilient, empathetic, patient and not take things too personally.
Salary is dependent on experience, training or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are:
  • Have relevant experience of working with children, young people or vulnerable adults
Vision for Education is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS check that must be registered on the Update Service.

About Vision for Education

Vision for Education is a market-leading education recruitment and supply agency committed to the learning and development of young people. With branches across the country, we are an employer of choice for high-quality primary, secondary and SEND teaching and support staff.

What Vision for Education offer

As a valued employee of Vision for Education, you will receive:
  • Excellent daily rates paid weekly by our in-house Payroll team using the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system.
  • Guaranteed pay scheme (subject to availability and qualifying criteria).
  • Pension contributions (subject to a qualifying period).
  • Full compliance with AWR (Agency Workers’ Regulations), to make sure you get the pay and working conditions you are entitled to.
  • FREE training to help with your professional development such as Team Teach training, online webinars and safeguarding and child protection updates.
  • Generous refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme.
  • Access to a dedicated consultant, who will provide ongoing support.
Vision for Education do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Apply via this website with an up-to-date CV and contact details. For more information, or an informal chat about the role, please call Gary Thorman on 0161 641 3743 or email
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