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  • Start date details

    June 2024

  • Closing date

    31 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37 Hours | Term Time Only | Monday to Friday

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Pro rata Salary: £27,655.69 (FTE£32,010)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Mental Health Support Worker

Barr Beacon School, Old Hall Lane, Walsall, WS9 0RF

37 Hours | Term Time Only | 37 hours

Pro rata Salary: £27,655.69 (FTE£32,010) | Start Date: June 2024

The role:

Barr Beacon School are seeking to appoint a Mental Health Support Worker to work as part of the Safeguarding and Pastoral Team in supporting pupil’s mental health. The successful candidate will be motivated, resilient and able to work alongside pupils that can sometimes have distressing experiences. The role will involve delivering high quality one-to-one or small group interventions, using data to create a strategy to maximise support for pupils and support staff to improve whole school understanding and awareness of mental health.

About you:

To be successful for the role you will need to hold an appropriate qualification to be a mental health practitioner and work with a range of different types of therapy including CBT principles (this may include a degree or post-graduate degree that links to the topics of children and young people, health and wellbeing, Psychology amongst others). You must also be registered with HCPC/BACP (Health and Care Professions Council/British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Please see job description for full list of skills, requirements and duties.

What the school offers its staff

About us:

Barr Beacon School has a shared belief that no child should fail and our high standards and expectations ensure our pupils strive for success. As a highly successful school, we have a commitment to exceptional teaching to provide the best possible education for our students. The successful candidate will have access to excellent professional development opportunities within our Academy and across the wider Matrix Academy Trust.

We are committed to fostering a culture that values the health and well-being of all employees at Matrix Academy Trust. We are proud to offer a comprehensive well-being package to all employees, including access to 24/7 online GP, physiotherapy services and counselling services. We also offer all employees annual health checks which includes the flu jab, BMI checks and a general discussion with a qualified Nurse.

To apply, please complete our application form available from https://www.workatmatrix.co.uk/ and send to Headteacher Mrs K Hibbs: Khibbs@barrbeaconschool.co.uk.

Application Deadline: 31st May 2024

Please note that suitable candidates will be called for interview and we reserve the right to remove any advertised role early.

Commitment to safeguarding

Safeguarding Notice:
Matrix Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS clearance and preemployment checks in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education

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About Barr Beacon School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1582 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

The word ‘outstanding’ appears a lot in advertisements for teachers – but at Barr Beacon School, it means more. With over 1000 requests for the 252 places available in Year 7 this September, parents would certainly agree. When Ofsted last visited, they merely confirmed what we already knew.

How have we achieved all of this?

Quite simply, we employ teachers who are as ambitious, passionate and dedicated as we are. These amazing people work hard – in fact they work very hard – to ensure that our pupils make the best progress they possibly can.

Whether they are the most able or or the least able, the most advantaged or the least advantaged, every child deserves nothing less than the very best teaching.

Not surprisingly, there’s a real buzz about the place. If you would like to be part of it – and teach children who genuinely want to learn – we would love to hear from you.

Arranging a visit to Barr Beacon School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email khibbs@barrbeaconschool.co.uk.

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