Specialist Mental Health Tutor - Dorchester, Dorset

Do you have a passion for supporting children with mental health difficulties?

For vulnerable young people with mental health difficulties, the world is an extremely challenging place. Many of these children's difficulties make it impossible for them to attend school and as a result they're at risk from slipping through the net with little chance of fulfilling their potential.

It can feel like there's no hope, but that's where Fresh Start in Education come in. Their Education Specialists provide bespoke 1:1 tutoring to young people marginalised from education. Many have SEN, SEMH needs and other barriers to education.

Fresh Start are looking for Education Specialists to work with a 16 year-old student in Dorchester. She has significant mental health challenges including anxiety and emotional dysregulation in addition to displaying self-harming behaviours. This student is in need of somebody who can give her a second chance in education - is this you?

Key information

  • 3-month contract working 10 hours per week
  • Sessions take place in student's homes or public places such as libraries
  • Deliver personalised academic and engaging lessons centred around the young person's needs & interests.

The benefits

  • Join Fresh Start's cohort of national tutors receiving job opportunities through the year
  • Create your own lesson plans, having autonomy to use your skills, expertise & creativity
  • Over-the-phone support from a dedicated line manager.

What we’re looking for

  • Experience of teaching secondary-aged children who have SEMH needs such as anxiety, emotional dysregulation issues and self-harming behavious
  • Somebody who can deliver core secondary subjects creatively
  • An individual who is patient, resilient and creative


  • Paid up to £30 per hour (this is based on your qualifications and length of experience)
  • Additional pay for planning as well as subsidised food, travel and expenses.
  • Paid PAYE so no need to worry about creating your own invoices

For more information about this role and to view the full job description click here.

You can always contact us on 020 3409 3139 for further information.

We are committed to Safeguarding and due to the nature of this position an enhanced criminal records check is required upon offer of contract. As part of our commitment to Safer Recruitment you will also be required to make full disclosure of any spent, unspent and protected convictions, cautions, reprimands and warnings. As this role involves working with vulnerable children and young people the upmost integrity is required from candidates applying for this position and all your information will be handled with discretion and professionalism. For more information please read our Safer Recruitment policy and Data Protection policy.

  • £15 - £30 per hour
  • Contract, Part Time
  • Dorchester, Dorset
  • FSIE - 08210