Student Welfare and Mental Health Worker

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: £23-£25k
Location: Big Creative Academy, Clifton Avenue E17 6HL
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 03/12/2021 at 12:00
Reference: SCH/21/173730

Big Creative Academy continues to go from strength to strength, from achieving an Ofsted grade ‘Good’ in our inspection, to the continued development of an arts-based curriculum with the University of the Arts.  We have also recently moved into our multi-million pound campus. 

We are now an associate school of Sadler’s Wells Theatre, who are working with us to develop our performing arts and dance curriculum. 

Our young people are out there in industry forging their own path, progressing onto University, setting up their own business, or securing employment in the creative sector, all following their passion for the arts. We are very proud of our learners and the strength of character they have to achieve their ambitions. Big Creative Academy values that ambition and drives it forward with a focus on wellbeing and character education, underpinning everything we do and delivered through a dedicated programme and series of workshops.  

We are seeking someone to use their passion for the creative arts and education to provide welfare, pastoral and fininacial advice to students to support and mentor young people to succeed in education. 

The purpose of the Student Services team is to support students in a variety of different ways, to help them achieve. This role will be the College focal point for student financial support. Delivering outstanding customer service in the provision of advice, guidance and assistance regarding financial support available to College students. Providing support for student retention and attendance at College by timely assessment of financial assistance applications within agreed guidelines and policy. 

This role will also promote and monitor a professional Mental Health service across the College for

students and staff. The post-holder will take responsibility for delivering Mental Health services along with the coaching support, throughout the College and will be expected to advise College management on policies and strategic issues relating to student welfare that may impact on student retention and achievement. 

For an application pack and further details, please contact the school on (02084983300 / milly.azordegan@bigcreative.education).  Further information about the school can be found at: Web links: Big Creative Education – The Largest Creative College in London 

All completed applications should be returned to the school at the following address: milly.azordegan@bigcreative.education 

BCA is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

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