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Senior Mental Health Lead (full or part time hours) from 1 September 2023

Looking for a challenging and rewarding career in education? Look no further than The King's School in Grantham! Our prestigious school is seeking a dedicated and passionate professional to join our innovative team and help to shape the minds of the next generation. With an illustrious history dating back to 1528, The King's School has been a cornerstone of the Grantham community for centuries.

As a member of The King's School family, you'll have the opportunity to work with some of the brightest and most motivated students in the region. Our comprehensive academic programme is designed to provide students with a well-rounded education that prepares them for success in all areas of life. At the King's School, you'll be part of a supportive and collaborative team who are dedicated to helping students achieve their full potential both within the curriculum and beyond the curriculum. So why wait?

Apply today to join our Mental Health team! If you are unsure what The King’s School is like or would like to chat to someone about the role, please contact the school for an informal telephone conversation or request a visit to the school to find out more.

This role involves acting as a co-ordinator of the mental health provision across the Academy, supporting in identifying students at risk of, or showing signs of, mental ill health by triaging, assessing, providing therapeutic support, safeguarding support, developing Individual Action Plans and signposting to appropriate organisations internally and externally.

Working alongside the Academy's Safeguarding Team, SENCO, counsellors and other staff members, the successful applicant will co-ordinate support for students with mental health difficulties, working with diverse issues, including bereavement and loss, transition, eating disorders, self-harm, depression, anger management, abuse and anxiety.

A detailed job description and person specification is available to download.

Applicants will be considered for weekly working arrangements from 22.5 to 37 hours per week. Please indicate your preference on the application form.

The salary for this post is GLEA Grade 7 Points 18 to 21 (£28,371 to 31,099 on a full time, full year basis). This post is offered on the basis of 39 weeks per year and the actual starting salary on the basis of full time hours (37 per week), 39 weeks per year is £24,810 per annum.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and as this post is considered to be ‘regulated activity’, a check through the Disclosure and Barring Service including the children’s barred list.

Successful applicants must be familiar with, and comply with policies and procedures relating to safeguarding, child protection and promote the welfare of students.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules, see in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

To be considered for this post, please complete a formal application document and forward this via email to Application forms can be downloaded from our website along with a full job description and person specification or, alternatively, can be obtained directly from the School.

The King’s School, Brook Street, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6RP. Tel: 01476 563180

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 12 June 2023.

Whilst a closing date for applications has been set, we reserve the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate prior.  This being the case we would encourage early applications for the post.

Please note that feedback will only be provided to candidates whose applications progress to the interview stage.

The King’s School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be expected to follow school safeguarding procedures and promote the welfare of students.

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