Specialist Mental Health Mentor

Location:University of Huddersfield

Hours: Sessional

Salary: starting at £22.83ph, including a 25% planning and preparation enhancement

Closing date: 07/08/2020

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We are seeking experienced professionals to work as Specialist Mentors to provide one to one support for students with Mental Health Conditions (including Depression, Anxiety, Emotional Instability, Bi-polar, Psychosis and Eating Disorders) and/or students with the diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Conditions. The post holder will be expected to support students in a range of study related areas including, time and workload management, exam preparation, structuring of coursework and other study strategies to aid progression towards independent learning.

The post holder will be undertaking duties in line with funding from Student Finance England and others, through the Disabled Student Allowance; which also regulates the mandatory qualifications and professional memberships required to undertake the role. Only applicants who satisfy the mandatory qualifications for Specialist Mentor MH/ASC may be invited to interview.

Applications are welcomed from individuals to able to provide specialist mentoring services either as Specialist Mentor (ASC) or Specialist Mentor (MH), or both in a blended role.

This is a sessional role, offered at Grade 7 (starting at £22.83ph, including a 25% planning and preparation enhancement). A range of working patterns are currently available to ensure that all students can access specialist mentoring support, although these will mainly be during University term times.

To apply, please send your CV, along with a covering letter (of no more than two sides) which outlines your suitability for the role, to [email protected]

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, however there is an expectation of initial interviews (conducted remotely) in w/c 13 July 2020.

Informal queries regarding this role should be directed to Ms Sharon Morgan (Interim Disability and Inclusion Manager) at [email protected]  

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Student Wellbeing Practitioner (Mental Health Specialism)

Location: University of Aberystwyth

Hours: Full time

Salary: £34,804 - £40,322 per annum

Closing date: 20/07/2020 

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Working within a small multi-disciplinary team, the successful candidate will support students to build resilience and develop a toolkit of skills to help them manage their mental health condition, to achieve success while at university and beyond.

The successful candidate will be a qualified and registered (or eligible for registration) mental health practitioner, with significant experience of providing support for mental health issues via a range of approaches. They will also be able to demonstrate a strong track record of working safely and effectively with significant risk, using both internal referral processes and those within the wider context of NHS services and other statutory and voluntary agencies as necessary. They will be required to work flexibly according to the needs of the service.

Providing one to one support direct to students with diagnosed or emerging mental health issues, emotional and psychological difficulties, as well as delivering psycho-educative workshops to groups of students and staff, the successful candidate will also play a key role in supporting staff in their interactions with students.

To make an informal enquiry, please contact Samantha Glennie at [email protected] or telephone 01970 621761.

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Wellbeing Practitioner (Counselling specialism)

Location: University of Aberystwyth

Hours: Part time

Salary: £34,804 - £40,322 per annum (pro rata)

Closing Date: 20/07/2020

More information:

Working within a small multi-disciplinary team the post holder will support students to build resilience and develop a toolkit of skills to help them manage their mental health, emotional and psychological issues and achieve success while at university and beyond.

The ideal candidate will be a qualified and registered (or eligible for registration) counsellor, with significant experience of providing support for emotional and psychological issues via a range of approaches. The post holder will also be able to demonstrate a strong track record of working safely and effectively with significant risk, using both internal referral processes and those within the wider context of NHS services and other statutory and voluntary agencies as necessary. The post holder will be required to work flexibly according to the needs of the service.

Providing one to one support direct to students with diagnosed or emerging mental health issues, emotional and psychological difficulties through counselling and mental health mentoring sessions, as well developing and delivering psycho-educative workshops to groups of students and staff whilst playing a key role in supporting staff in their interactions with students.

To make an informal enquiry, please contact Samantha Glennie at [email protected] 

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