Jobs advertised on our jobs board are from organisations who demonstrate their commitment to supporting Mental Health professionals within education. By encouraging and funding membership of UMHAN they recognise the need for ongoing staff supervision and appropriate CPD to provide the best mental health support to students.

Mental Health DSA Mentor

Location: University of Northampton

Hours: 30 hours per week, fixed term of 2 years

Salary: £34,804 - £39,152 per annum, pro rata

Closing date: 01/12/20

More information:

We are seeking an experienced mental health professional to work as a Specialist Mentor to provide one to one support for students with a diagnosed mental health condition/s who have Disabled Students Allowance funding in place. This will include:

  • Assessing how a student's mental health condition may impact on their learning
  • Offering self-help and study strategies and information to aid progression
  • Assisting students in liaison with other university staff and recommend reasonable adjustments to enable study
  • Signposting to appropriate local NHS and third sector agencies as necessary

This will be on a four day per week basis.

About you

The post holder will be undertaking duties in line with requirements of Student Finance bodies, 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 may be invited to interview. To check requirements:

It is essential that the candidate has appropriate work experience with adults with mental health difficulties, the ability to respond sensitively to needs of students experiencing mental distress, effective IT skills, understanding of issues affecting students experiencing mental health difficulties in HE and ideally has experience of a HE environment.

The successful candidate for this post will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) Check. However a criminal conviction will not necessarily exclude applicants from employment. The University will consider all applications fairly on their merit based upon the information provided and the requirements of   the post. The University has a DBS policy which is available on request

Essential Qualifications

Degree or equivalent

Relevant qualification/training in mental health in a field such as MH Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy

Holds relevant professional body membership. Please refer to the mandatory criteria for Non-Medical Helper (NMH) registration as a Band 4 Specialist Mentor (mental health condition)

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Mental Health Coordinator x 2

Location: University College London

Hours: Full time

Salary: £36,028- £43,533 per annum

Closing date: 26/11/20

More information:

UCL Student Support and Wellbeing Team (Disability Mental Health and Wellbeing) are responsible for the delivery of non-therapeutic support aimed at enable students with mental health difficulties to thrive and succeed at UCL.

Our Mental Health Coordinators provide information advice and support to disabled students and prospective students and those who may be affected by wellbeing and/or mental health difficulties. This includes appointment, telephone and email support. To identify reasonable adjustments for individual students and liaise with academic and other staff to ensure their needs are disseminated in a confidential manner.

This post holder will act as liaison between mental health services in the community, NHS and other providers as well as UCL’s wider support services to ensure a holistic approach to the mental and emotional wellbeing of our students. 

Mental Health Coordinators respond to mental health and welfare crises that occur amongst our student community through our Student of Concern form and staff will be expected to take on this responsibility as part of the role. A key aspect of the role in the coming academic year and possibly longer is in supporting our student community who have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The post holder will promote good practice, contribute to workshops and training on matters related to mental health and will initiate and design events promoting the service and student wellbeing across the university.

There 2 posts available, both are open ended. 

Key Requirements
A relevant professional qualification in the field of mental health and experience of working with people with a wide range of mental health difficulties.

Knowledge and understanding of UK disability legislation and legislation relating specifically to mental health.

Experience of advising on reasonable adjustments.

Ability to manage a high and demanding case and workload.

Applicants should be aware that as this is a student facing role and staff will be expected to attend campus to carry out the duties of this role. 

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