Specialist Mentor

Randstad Student Support
12 Mar 2019
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a rewarding role that offers flexibility? Are you looking for a role that allows you to help individuals achieve their academic goals? We may have the perfect job for you..

Randstad Student Support is recruiting a Specialist Mentor to work with Students at all universities in Birmingham.

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 support to students. They encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop their skills.


* Flexible working hours - you choose your own hours

* 28 days holiday pay pro rata - perfect for the summer holidays and Christmas breaks

* £25-27 per hour - you will receive this rate, plus your benefits such as holiday pay

* Interacting directly with students - YOU help them to achieve their goals


You will be assisting your students with:

* Time Management

* Assignment Planning

* Writing

* Numeracy

* Enhancing social skills & confidence

* Developing skills for managing academic stress

You will work closely with Randstad 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 Randstad to ensure the best possible service to your students.


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 Registered 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

Further skills/requirements include:

* 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 specific learning difficulties individuals in higher or further education.

If you are interested in applying for this position or hearing more about this role then please apply through the link or contact Triona O'Farrell on (phone number removed)

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

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