SEMH Welfare Officer (Social, Emotional or Mental Health)

Eastern Colleges Group
£23,194 - £25,409 Per Year
14 Nov 2023 13:06
13 Dec 2023 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Contract Type
Part Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College
Teacher Training
Teacher Training Not Offered

SEMH Welfare Officer (Social, Emotional or Mental Health)

SEMH Welfare Officer (Social, Emotional or Mental Health)

Job description
  • One Sixth Form, Ipswich
  • 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year - Fixed Term until 23 rd August 2024
  • Salary - Grade 4: £23,194 per annum - £25,409 per annum
We are looking for a SEMH (Social, Emotional or Mental Health) Welfare Officer to join our team at One. The purpose of this role is to build strong rapport with our SEND students and support their Welfare and safeguarding needs. The successful candidate will have strong communication skills with young people and will be talking with parents and other stakeholders, as well as monitoring attendance and parent queries.

They will also sign post students, via assessment, to agencies providing health, mental health and emotional support, providing on-site and remote support, advice and guidance to students, and record all events fully.

This role works directly with the Welfare team and the Supported Learning staff, supporting with team training, management of safeguarding and Welfare Issues, and acting as a point of escalation and support for complex and high-risk student cases.

This role is perfect for someone who enjoys working directly with students and who has experience in working in a safeguarding role. We are passionate about providing a safe and supportive experience.. We are passionate about providing a safe and supportive experience.

We also offer a wide range of staff benefits including:
  • Membership into Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Family friendly policies and flexible working
  • Access to our employee assistance programme
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Free parking
  • Canteen
  • Company Events
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities - including staff development days
Suffolk Academies Trust is currently comprised of One Sixth Form College in Ipswich and Abbeygate Sixth Form College in Bury St Edmunds. Together with West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds, we have formed the Eastern Education Group, which is a collective of visionary post-16 education providers. Sharing the same ambitious strategic aims, we are committed to providing outstanding vocational and academic excellence to over 15,000 students across the region.

As a College, our Character Strengths and Mission Statement underpin our expectations of all our students and employees. Please familiarise yourself with these and incorporate them into your personal statement; this will be of benefit if you are invited to attend for an interview.

This is an opportunity to join a hugely supportive organisation where we value, support and facilitate your professional development, as well as offering many other benefits including an attractive pension scheme, staff wellbeing initiatives and employee assistance.

This College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For further information please contact our recruitment team at: [email protected]

Completed application forms should be made via out recruitment portal - if you have not heard from a member of the HR Team within 14 working days, please presume your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Closing Date: 8.00am on Friday 17 th November 2023

Interviews: Will be held shortly thereafter

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, gender, gender reassignment, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age in accordance with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.

The College is committed to safeguarding children and safer recruitment practices and will undertake all the required pre-employment checks on the successful candidate including an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

All data will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. For more information about how we access and use your information please visit our website

We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the adverts should we receive a sufficient level of interest!