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Aspiring Youth Counsellor - Aspiring Youth Worker

Dorking, Surrey
£70.00 to £80.00 Per Day
Job Type
2 Sep 2022

Aspiring Youth Worker - Aspiring Youth Counsellor - SEMH - Vulnerable Young People - Dorking

This is a Learning Support Assistant (LSA) role working with vulnerable children and young people in Dorking, Surrey. The school looks after 60 pupils aged 9-16 years and they provide a holistic and restorative approach to learning and behaviour management. The students at the school have varying degrees of social, emotional, mental health needs (SEMH).

The students at the school have been through a range of traumas and will generally struggle to build long term relationships with their peers. They commonly have high levels of anxiety and can demonstrate challenging, and at times, volatile behaviour. This is where you empathy and understanding comes into play. If you're passionate about supporting vulnerable young people with their mental health to help them achieve their potential then this role is ideal for you.

This is a challenging environment to work in so you must have the right objectives and motivations in order to apply. If your sole focus is to build a career working with vulnerable young people then this job is perfect.


Specialist provision for students with complex social, emotional mental health needs (SEMH)

Classes range from 6-8 in size with a focus on implementing key and personal skills

Ideal LSA role if you have aspirations within Youth Work, Probation and Rehabilitation

Focus on a range of learning needs and ability, some of the students will have a 6-10% attendance record over the course of the academic year

Holistic, Therapeutic and Restorative Processes used, de-escalation techniques are key

Focus on dealing with trauma and positive re-enforcement in order to build confidence and self esteem

Students will either live at home with parents/guardians or be in residential/foster care setting

Focus on GSCE subjects, AQA, building a curriculum that works for their individual needs

July or Sept 2022 starts - £80 per day

Specialist Team Teach and safeguarding training provided

The school likes to focus on LSAs who know their objectives and who would like to continue their personal education within an SEMH school

A criminology, psychology or equivalent degree is highly desirable

Apply directly through this advert or call Ben Mason on for more details

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  • Job Reference: 702629242-2
  • Date Posted: 2 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Academics
  • Location: Dorking, Surrey
  • Salary: £70.00 to £80.00 Per Day
  • Sector: Community & Sport
  • Job Type: Permanent