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Mental Health Assistant, Asp Therapist, Maidenhead. Job in Maidenhead Care Jobs

Maidenhead, Berkshire
£65.00 to £80.00 Per Day
Job Type
Full Time
11 Sep 2022

Aspiring Therapist - Psychology Graduates wanted - Maidenhead - Mental Health LSA

Mental Health. To most it's just a word. To others it's the biggest challenge they face each day. In this Specialist Provision, these students will have had to overcome challenges, dismantle social expectations, and in many cases, suffer mental crisis alone, due to significant trauma. Misunderstood by those around them. Often forgotten. Sometimes abused. Mental Health Support Assistants, with the understanding of theory from their Psychology Graduate background, are the frontline of supporting, healing, and inspiring these most vulnerable young people. Could this be you?

Mental Health - SEN LSA - Maidenhead - Mental Health - Teaching Assistant

At this autistic specialist provision in Maidenhead, each student has a primary diagnosis of Autism, and due to vulnerability of this, they often have a significant secondary diagnosis of mental health conditions such as anixety, depression, and in the more severe cases where there have been physical and sexual abuse, PTSD.

To meet the complexity of the needs presented at the Specialist Provision, there is a diverse range of support at the school; with a dedicated Occupational Therapy Suite and Occupational Therapist on site, a Speech + Language Therapist on site, Creative Therapies such as Art Therapy + Drama Therapy, and lastly, a dedicated Clinical Psychologist.

As a SEN Learning Support Assistant, you will supportan Autistic child 1:1 across these disciplines, gaining valuable experience shadowing these professionals across the mental health industry, as well as assisting in the delivery of these therapies. The Head of this Provision has stressed that for each of these disciplines their aim is to have at lease one SEN LSA training on the pathways through their extensive training programmes.

Would you like to be supported in your training in a discipline like Occupational Therapy, Creative Therapies, Speech + Language Therapy, or Clinical Psychology?

The role:

  • Mental Health Learning Support Assistant.
  • Autistic Provision in Maidenhead.
  • 1:1 and small group support for Autistic students.
  • Education + Training.
  • Immediate Start.
  • Pay Scale: £65-80 per day.

The Candidate:

  • Psychology Graduate (ideally 2:1 or above).
  • Previous experience working or volunteering with children in a school environment.
  • Good education background (GCSE's in Maths and English).

If you want to take advantage of this excellent opportunity, then make a note of your objectives, and either apply through this ad or send your CV through to

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  • Job Reference: 709789367-2
  • Date Posted: 11 September 2022
  • Employer: Academics
  • Location: Maidenhead, Berkshire
  • Salary: £65.00 to £80.00 Per Day
  • Sector: Mental Health
  • Job Type: Full Time