Senior Wellbeing Practitioner

Location: Sheffield
Hours: Fulltime
Salary: £34,189 to £38,460 dependent on experience
Closing Date: 04.03.19

The Student Wellbeing Service at Sheffield Hallam University provides specialist support for students with mental health difficulties, autism spectrum conditions and students from priority groups, including care leavers, estranged students and student carers. Our aim is to improve retention, and support students to develop strategies that will help them to become more independent at university and in their lives in general.

As part of the team you will provide high level therapeutic support for designated Student Wellbeing services, delivering a range of wellbeing initiatives and specialist interventions for students experiencing personal issues that may impact on their success as learners. You will also work collaboratively as part of a local management group, ensuring operational excellence and consistency of practice, and responding effectively to student diversity.

At this particular time we are seeking applications from clinically experienced individuals in specific disciplines such as counselling, psychotherapy, clinical psychology, and cognitive behavioural therapy. You must be accredited or actively working towards accreditation by BACP, UKCP, BABCP, HCPC or equivalent body. You should be experienced in working in a multi-disciplinary team and have extensive, demonstrable experience of working within a brief, time-limited therapeutic model.

You will also have knowledge and experience of working with people experiencing mental health difficulties, emotional distress and neurodiverse groups or individuals.

If you are offered this post you will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service. A criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from taking up the post, but its relevance to the duties of the post will need to be assessed before the appointment is confirmed.

Sheffield Hallam welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, pregnancy and maternity, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

We particularly welcome applicants from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups as we are underrepresented in the area

For non-EU applicants, we won't be able to provide a certificate of sponsorship / visa for this job.

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Specialist Mentor

Location: University of Leeds

Hours: Hourly/variable

Salary: £22,659 to £26,243 p.a. pro rata

Closing Date: 26/2/19

Would you like to support the academic progress of students with barriers to learning? Are you experienced in working professionally with adults or young people in a supportive role?Do you have active listening skills? 

As a specialist mentor you will be responsible for providing mentoring to students with various and sometimes complex conditions including Autism Spectrum Conditions, ADHD, mental health conditions, communication or organisation difficulties and medical conditions. You will build professional working relationships with a case load of students combining a person centred approach with an understanding of the student’s condition, to support students with their academic progress.

You will have a membership of a professional body and qualification as recognised within the “Mandatory Qualifications & Professional Body Registration Criteria” for Specialist Mentors (document available to download from details of accepted professional membership bodies are on p6&7).

You will bring experience of supporting and directing students that may be in distress, have experience of Higher Education and excellent communication skills. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Abigail Rollinson, Support Worker Team Assistant

Tel: +44 (0)113 34 37547

Email: [email protected]


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