Mental Health and Wellbeing Manager
Location: London South Bank University
Salary: £46,037 - £54,062 p.a. - includes London weighting
Closing date: 29/3/20
The Student Mental Health & Wellbeing Manager will work within the busy team and will line manage a team of Mental Health & Wellbeing Advisers, Sexual Violence Liaison Officers and a Triage Adviser, leading the development of an increasingly busy service that promotes good mental health and wellbeing and responds professionally and supportively to students who share experiences of sexual violence.
You will be responsible for the operational delivery of student mental health and wellbeing support within the university which includes;
- 1:1 appointments for students experiencing distress, mental health or emotional health difficulties and those who have experienced historical or contemporary sexual violence
- embedded student wellbeing content
- whole population interventions
- staff training
- managing our partnership with our counselling provider
We are looking for a positive, proactive and confident individual with significant experience of working with service users with mental health difficulties and a proven ability to effectively risk assess and manage crisis situations to join our hard working, friendly and innovative team.
You will have excellent communication and risk assessment and mitigation skills, be knowledgeable and confident about mental health and understand what kinds of difficulties have the potential to impact on safe and successful study.
We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and LGBTQ+ candidates, as both groups are currently under-represented within the management structure of Student Wellbeing.
To arrange an informal conversation about this role please contact Annie Jennings, Head of Wellbeing at [email protected]
Casual Mental Health Advisor
Location: St Mary's University, London
Hours: Up to 36 per week (term time only)
Salary: £18.05 per hour
The Mental Health Advisor will work closely with colleagues across the University to deliver a professional service for applicants and students. The Advisor will co-ordinate the provision for students with emerging, acute and enduring mental health conditions, helping them to manage their mental health alongside their studies including developing and facilitating appropriate support plans and signposting to other services where appropriate. The Advisor will play a key role in the Universities response to critical student incidents where mental health may be a contributory factor. The Advisor will also provide advice and support on student mental health to staff throughout St Mary’s University and will be responsible for the drafting of policy and protocols in support of students with mental health difficulties.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide advice and assess the support needs of students and prospective students experiencing mental health difficulties, making suitable and timely referrals and recommendations regarding reasonable adjustments so they can engage successfully with their studies and the broader student experience.
- Manage a caseload of students with mental health conditions; conducting initial assessments in order to determine appropriate support mechanisms, maintaining contact and monitoring progress through follow-up meetings, Offer crisis interventions for students, including students at risk of harming themselves and others, make independent decisions and liaise with internal and external agencies to ensure individuals gain effective support. Act as first point of contact for staff in urgent situations related to student mental health crisis and be able to provide expert advice and recommendations for senior management interventions.
- Work closely with colleagues in Wellbeing (Disability & Dyslexia Service and Counselling Service) to provide an appropriate and joined up service for student experiencing mental health difficulties. liaising with external agencies as appropriate.
- Work with prospective students to establish their requirements and advise of appropriate funding such as DSA and the adjustments required.
- Work with the Head of Student Services to manage the Risk Register, participating in regular Case Review meetings. Contribute to the development and maintenance of effective working relationships and partnerships with external agencies including links with NHS Trusts, community mental health teams and other psychiatric services. Contribute to the development and delivery of training to colleagues on matters relating to student’s mental health. With particular focus on how an individuals difficulties might have an impact on their academic participation and performance, so that academic colleagues can improve and develop their pastoral role with students.
- Work with colleagues to co-ordinate cause for concern cases and liaise with GPs and external services, attending internal and external case conferences as appropriate.
- Liaise with students, academic schools and external agencies during students’ leave of absence, to ensure appropriate support is arranged and in place for when a student returns to their course.
- Work with colleagues to develop policies, procedures and protocols for supporting students with mental health or emotional support needs and in support of students’ positive mental health.
- Organise and prioritise availability for student appointments, drop-in sessions and workshops, ensuring an appropriate service level is maintained at all times.
- Contribute to the development and promotion of resources for students, including leaflets, website and social media
- Keep accurate and up-to-date records of support, maintain databases and spreadsheets about individual students’ support provided and be able to provide statistics and reports to inform decision making and service development, to anticipate trends, and maximise service efficiency and continuity.
- Undertake regular training, supervision and continuing professional development in order to keep abreast of changes and developments in the field of mental health and to ensure compliance with professional competency frameworks and best practice.
- Carry out other relevant duties as deemed appropriate by the line manager.
- Develop and implement strategies to encourage students to declare a mental health difficulty.
As this is a casual position, hours will be agreed with you when you upon appointment.
To apply, please send your CV to the Head of Student Services Sue Whitham at [email protected]
Specialist Mental Health Mentors
Salary: £35 p.h.
Mulberry Education is looking for:
Specialist Mental Health Mentors
Autistic Spectrum Mentors
Autistic Spectrum Study Skills & Strategies Support workers
SpLD Study Skills & Strategies Support workers
Mulberry Education, an independent Non-Medical Help Provider run by Jacob and Bil, is looking to expand our team of self-employed Specialist Support Workers in the Southampton Area.
We’re passionate about helping others develop and learn. We believe higher education is a valuable life experience that can be made more accessible to people who have barriers to learning resulting from disability, mental health condition, specific learning difficulty or specific cognitive difference.
The Specialist Support Workers we work with provide friendly, personalised, one-to-one support to higher education students to help them to address their barriers to learning.
More information about us here - https://www.mulberry-education.co.uk/
If you fulfil the DSA-QAG mandatory criteria for any or all of these roles (*see link below) and are interested in working with us, please get in touch by one of these methods:
Phone Bil on 07930 713 788 or Jacob on 07930 713 752
Email us at [email protected]
Message us via our ‘Contact Us’ page on our website: https://www.mulberry-education.co.uk