Understanding children's mental health & emotional wellbeing

Mental Health Trainer Vacancy

We are seeking an experienced trainer to deliver bespoke mental health training sessions for teaching staff based in primary and secondary schools across London Boroughs north and south of the river Thames, Hertfordshire and Kent. The aim of these training sessions is to help enhance school staff’s abilities to identify and support pupils with mental health needs.

You will be joining a dynamic organisation with over 25 year’s experience of working in mental health.  Currently we deliver professional counselling and therapy services on-site in more than 80 community schools, faith schools and academies.

ConnectEd is the delivery arm for the mental health services provided by the Catholic Children’s Society (CCS), a registered charity that supports disadvantaged children and families of all faiths and none.

The ideal candidate will be a self motivated individual with experience of delivering training packages to schools.  You will have also have extensive experience of working in a clinical capacity as a qualified mental health professional e.g. psychologist, mental health nurse, counsellor/therapist.

A current driving licence and use of a car is necessary.  The post can be based at our office in North Kensington W10.

SALARY: £36,705  pro rata.
HOURS: 21 hours per week (3 days a week during term-time and during half terms, but not during any other school holidays).

An application form can be found here: Application Form 2017
A full job description and personal specification can be found here: Job description & personal specification

Completed applications should be emailed to reception@cathchild.org.uk or posted to The Catholic Children’s Society, 73 St Charles Square, London W10 6EJ.

CLOSING DATE: 9.00am 28th September, 2017
INTERVIEWS: 4th October, 2017

CCS is committed to safe recruitment and the post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Charity No. 210920      

Does your school need a counsellor?

We can provide your school with a qualified and experienced counsellor/therapist.  Email info@ccsconnected.org.uk for more details.

‘When somebody dies’: How to create a school bereavement policy – Conference 17th May 2017

Without a bereavement policy when somebody dies in a school community a difficult situation can be much harder to cope with.

Due to high demand we are holding a second special conference for Senior Leaders from schools entitled ‘When Somebody Dies’. This will provide practical expert guidance on how to develop a school bereavement policy and procedures. All delegates will receive a comprehensive resource pack and template policy which they can tailor and implement at their schools.

• Special guest speaker: Rosie Mather (Child Bereavement UK)
• Date: Wednesday 17th May 2017, 10am – 3pm
• Venue: Ashford International Hotel
• Cost: £100 (including lunch)

“During the most difficult time imaginable for our school community the information and material from the ‘When Somebody Dies’ conference I attended proved invaluable”
(K. Linnane, Assistant Head, St Joseph’s Primary, Herts)

A booking form can be downloaded here: When Somebody Dies Conference Booking Form 17 May 2017

New DfE guidance for school staff on ‘Mental health & behaviour in schools’

A report published in June 2014 provides extensive information on how schools can manage difficult behaviour and provide effective support for pupils experiencing mental health issues.  The full report can be downloaded here:

www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/317288/Mental_health_and_behaviour_in_schools.pdf