Looking for Mental Health Adviser or Specialist Mental Health Mentor jobs? We have the latest vacancies from our member organisations.

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.

UMHAN members can advertise on our jobs board for free: please email [email protected] with a link to the vacancy details.

Mental Health Mentor

Location: Cardiff University

Hours: Part time (21hrs per week), Maternity Cover, Fixed term for 12 months from appointment

Salary: £34,304 - £40,927 per annum, pro rata for hours worked (Grade 6). 

Closing date: 23rd January 2022

More information:

The Student Disability Service is seeking to appoint a mental health mentor to create and implement individualised programmes of support for students with mental health difficulties. To assist students in developing strategies which enable participation in his/her studies and in the management of mental health difficulties. To assess the effectiveness of the programme on the student’s university experience and management of mental health difficulties. Working with the Disability Advisers (Mental Health), carrying out supporting work, providing advice, guidance and support.

You must be educated to degree level and hold current membership with a recognised Professional Body e.g. NMC, BACP, HCPC, UKCP, SSSC/CC Wales. Experience of working with clients in mental health support is required. You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the key advances within mental health support in Higher Education.

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Mental Health Practitioner

Location: York St John University

Hours: Full time, permanent

Salary: £29,614 to £34,304 per annum

Closing date: 18th January 2022

More information:

The Wellbeing Team have two key areas of responsibility; delivering clinical mental health support to students and ensuring the effective coordination of the University’s response to complex and serious welfare incidents (such as domestic violence, serious assault, etc.)  

We are looking for a clinical mental health practitioner to join our team of 5 FTE, consisting of counsellors, mental health practitioners and welfare practitioners who provide a wide range of supportive interventions for students.  

You will have a proven track record as an experienced and accredited clinical mental health practitioner –in the field of mental health nursing, mental health social work or similar. Your role will involve carrying out mental health assessments and offering a range of brief therapeutic interventions for students experiencing mental health and emotional issues, including students presenting high levels of clinical risk or in crisis.

A key part of this role will be collaborating with other key University services and academic department/School teams, making and receiving effective referrals to ensure that the support students receive from the wider University is properly coordinated. You will also follow up with internal and external stakeholders following serious student incidents, such as a student being hospitalised or an incidence of serious self-harm, to ensure such cases are properly coordinated across the University.

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Mental Health Practitioner (Serious Incident Support)

Location: Lancaster University

Hours: Full Time

Salary:   Grade 7 - £35,326 to £40,927

Closing date: 11th January 2022

More information: 

The University needs a Mental Health Practitioner to work across the full spectrum of mental health difficulties to ensure students obtain the appropriate assessment, treatment, support and adjustments to enable them to successfully complete their studies. 

You will be highly competent and experienced in supporting adults with mental health conditions, frequently with complex needs. The role requires a practitioner who is willing and able to adapt their therapeutic skills to deliver short-term interventions to students within the organisational context of a Higher Education environment. You will be required to assess and manage risk and liaise with external services when appropriate. 

As part of the role, the post holder will be expected to respond to student wellbeing incidents within the University and to ensure that appropriate safeguards and ongoing support are in place for those involved.

The role will also provide line management to a team of College Wellbeing Officers within the University and so management and leadership experience is essential.

Based within the Counselling and Mental Health Service within Student and Education Services, you will be working as part of a multi-disciplinary team that experiences high and persistent demand. 

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Mental Health Adviser & Specialist Mentor

Location: Royal Holloway University 

Hours: Full time

Salary:  £36,438 per annum - including London Allowance

Closing date: 14th January 2022

More information: 

The role of Mental Health Adviser & Specialist Mentor will work within the Wellbeing department and will be expected to provide specialist advice, guidance and information to students with mental health difficulties, and contribute towards student retention and attainment through the delivery of services that support students’ emotional and psychological wellbeing. 

The post holder may also provide specialist mentoring support to students in receipt of Disabled Students Allowance and will advise on the range of reasonable adjustments and support available within the university and communicate students’ needs to academic Schools and Professional Services. 

Candidates must hold a professional qualification which provides membership (or eligibility for membership) for at least one of the mandatory qualifications for Specialist Mentor (Mental Health). They must also have excellent knowledge and experience of the mental health and support needs of students and / or young people (16-25 years old). You should also have experience of developing and delivering presentations and psycho-educational workshops on mental health topics and of managing a caseload and maintaining casefiles in line with data protection and GDPR legislation. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate excellent communication, time management and organisational skills and will be able to work flexibly to best support student needs.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Julie Wright, Disability & Neurodiversity team, Wellbeing Department by email at [email protected]

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Mental Health Adviser & Wellbeing Advisor

Location: Liverpool Hope University 

Hours: 2 days per week, term time only

Salary:  Grade 6 £28,756 to £33,309 pro rata

Closing date: 24th January 2022

More information: 

We are seeking to appoint a part-time (term-time only) Mental Health practitioner to work for two days each week, within the Student Development and Well-being Team.

The post holder will be based at our Hope Park and/or Creative Campus, providing professional assessment, support and advice to students experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties.  The post holder will also advise on issues relating to the management of student mental health across the wider university community and engage in university-wide mental well-being awareness activities.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in mental health assessment and support, risk management, and will have experience of dealing with a wide range of complex needs, ideally within an education setting.  Experience of developing safety/crisis plans with clients is essential and applicants will have a good working knowledge of community-based resources in order to enable collaborative working with external agencies. 

Applicants should be educated to degree level or equivalent with a relevant professional qualification/training in mental health (e.g. Community Psychiatric Nurse, Psychiatric/Mental Health Social Work or similar). Candidates will be able to demonstrate post-qualification experience of providing clinical mental health support services within a demanding environment such as HE/FE, NHS, Social Work or voluntary sector to clients presenting with moderate to complex mental health difficulties. 

A thorough knowledge in the provision of mental health support and current statutory mental health legislation, as well as a clear understanding of statutory/community mental health services and third sector support provision is highly desirable. Ideally, the candidate will be skilled in the promotion of mental health support initiatives in innovative ways that inspire and support others within the university community, and although not essential, the ability to deliver awareness training is desirable. 

This is a permanent part-time post, covering two days per week (ideally Tues and Weds, although negotiable) during university term-time across 36 weeks, between September and July.

Interviews provisionally scheduled to take place during the week commencing 17th January.

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