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Jobs marked as "UMHAN members" 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.

Head of Welfare

Location: Merton College Oxford

UMHAN member organisation: No

Hours: Full time 

Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 p.a. depending on qualifications and experience

Date posted: 10th July 2024

Closing date: 2nd August 2024

More information:

Merton College is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced welfare professional to support our work in providing a positive student experience.  They will play a key role in helping to shape and deliver welfare and wellbeing systems and structures, oversee and promote wider community-building activities, and provide welfare support to individual students.

The main duties of the post will be to develop and implement welfare and wellbeing practices and policies, to act as the College’s Safeguarding Lead, to have overall line management responsibility for the welfare team, to handle individual casework (meeting students, conducting risk assessments, helping to support students with disabilities etc), and to ensure that appropriate training and data management practices are in place.

The successful applicant will have a qualification relevant to the role or extensive equivalent professional experience of dealing with individuals with a range of personal, emotional, health or disability-related difficulties. They will be an excellent communicator and have a good understanding of university life and students’ concerns. They will have line-management experience as well as strong administrative skills.  The post holder will be able to demonstrate high levels of discretion and an ability to operate effectively in frameworks requiring rigorous systems for managing sensitive personal data.  They will also be willing to engage in community events and activities so that they are a familiar and accessible figure around the College.

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Student Mental Health Advisor

Location: Imperial College London

UMHAN member organisation: Yes

Hours: Full time 

Salary: £44,309 - £53,558 per annum

Date posted: 8th July 2024

Closing date: 21st July 2024

More information:

We are searching for a new colleague to join our team of Mental Health Advisers. At Imperial our Mental Health Advisers provide specialist support to students with moderate to severe mental health difficulties. They help students to develop strategies to enable them to continue to engage with their studies and put in place plans to assist with care and support where needed. They act as a liaison between NHS mental health services and university support services. They work to ensure safeguarding concerns are escalated within the Service and follow risk management protocols to protect the safety of our students. A typical day as a Mental Health Adviser will look like:

  • Carrying out assessments with students
  • Supporting an ongoing caseload of students through delivery of regular appointments
  • Multi-disciplinary team meetings and correspondence
  • Engaging with staff across the university in supporting students in their caseload

Our Mental Health Advisers also use their skills to advise academic and professional services staff who are supporting students with mental health difficulties. They also help with the design and delivery of mental health awareness training for staff as well life skills training for students.

Essential requirements

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant field
  • Relevant professional qualification in mental health (e.g. Nursing with RMN or CPN specialities, Mental Health Social Worker, Clinical/Counselling Psychologist)
  • Current accreditation by, or registration with, a relevant and appropriate professional body
  • Well-developed expertise in the assessment of mental health needs and the management of risk, and knowledge of the range of mental health services available
  • Experience of managing a varied caseload – organising and prioritising activities and keeping good quality records
  • Well-developed teamwork skills demonstrated through previous experience working in multi-disciplinary teams

Please see the job description for a full list of essential requirements.

This post is primarily campus based with the potential for one to two days per week working from home. Working from home days will be set by the Service in line with operational needs.

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University Mental Health Advisers Network (UMHAN). c/o The Moseley Exchange, 149-153 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP Tel: 07510 734544 Registered charity number: 1155038. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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