Specialist Mentor

Recruiter
Randstad Student Support
Location
Bangor
Salary
£21.50/hour Holiday Pay
Posted
17 Jul 2017
Closes
16 Aug 2017
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Are you looking for more than just a job? Do you ever feel like you want to give something back? Are you looking for a role that allows you to help individuals achieve their academic goals? We have the perfect role for you……

Randstad Student & Worker Support, working in partnership with Bangor University, is recruiting Specialist Mentors to work with Students at Bangor University. We are looking to increase the pool who can work through the medium of Welsh but this is not a requirement.

We have students with disabilities/mental health conditions who are requiring one to one support in their Higher Education studies. We are looking for the right individuals to support our students to really make a difference.

Specialist mentors provide one to one assistance to students and work with a Mentor Action Plan (MAP). They encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop their skills. They can help students to become more confident and independent learners so that they are able to use their enhanced skills, not only at university, but also to take with them into the workplace. Sessions are tailored to suit specific individual needs as each individual is different

Benefits:

* Flexible working hours - you choose your own hours
* 28 days holiday pay pro rata - perfect for the summer holidays and Christmas breaks
* £21.50 per hour - you will receive this rate, plus your benefits such as holidays
* Working for the UK's leading provider - you're in safe hands
* Interacting directly with students - YOU help them to achieve their goals

Responsibilities:

You will help your students with:

*Increased independence in learning using the Mentoring Action Plan

*Identifying the disability-related barriers to learning and develop their strategies

*Transitions

*Time Management

* Assignment Planning

* Enhancing social skills & confidence

* Developing skills for managing academic stress

You will work closely with Randstad and Bangor University Disability Services regarding the needs of individual students, and to ensure that any concerns are addressed in a timely manner. You will be expected to act professionally and maintain confidentiality within your role at all times, sharing all relevant information with Disability Services and Randstad to ensure the best possible service to your students.

Requirements:

This is a specialist role, so requires specialist skills. You must hold a professional membership with one of the following organisations:

* Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP)
* British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Accreditation
* British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) Individual or Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
* British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) - Under a member institution
* British Psychological Society Chartered Member (CPsychol)/IAPT register/ Graduate Member (MBPsS) AND also PG qualification in Psychology or Mental Health
* Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA) Accredited Member
* Federation of Drugs & Alcohol Professionals (FDAP)
* National Counsellor Accreditation Certificate (NCAC)
* General Medical Council (GMC) - Psychiatry
* Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) (Arts Therapist/ Occupational Therapist/ Practitioner Psychologist/ Social worker in England)
* Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP) Accredited Member
* Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) - Mental Health Nurse/ community Mental Health nurse / Psychiatric Nurse.
* Social worker body for Scotland SSSC/ Wales CCWales/ NI (NISCC)
* UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Full Clinical Individual Member
* Mental Health & Addictions Nurses (MHAN) Member

To support students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) you must hold a degree in addition to comprehensive training in adult autism.

Further skills/requirements include:

The understanding of and commitment to a model of student support that promotes the independence and resilience of our students.

* Ability to work as an active member of a professional team, to carry through agreed responsibilities independently while always referring onwards where situation demands.

* Ability to remain calm in challenging situations and follow agreed procedures.

* Ability to work as a reflective practitioner and to make constructive use of own experience and supervisory feedback to inform CPD.

* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

* Ability to identify ways of helping students to build on their learning strengths whilst maintaining a confidential and professional working relationship

* Accurate spelling and grammar skills

* Punctuality and reliability

* Good organisational skills

* Ideally you will have experience in working with disabled students in higher or further education.

Interview - Interviews would take place early September in Bangor if you are successful, work will begin in late September / early October

Conclusion:

If you have the above and are interested in this rewarding part time role supporting students in Higher Education…..we want to talk to you.

With you on board we can really help your students have a better future.

Randstad SWS acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad SWS is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

Randstad SWS acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad SWS is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone