Specialist Mentor

Recruiter
Randstad Student Support
Location
Ipswich
Posted
13 Apr 2019
Closes
10 May 2019
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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?

Randstad Student & Worker Support is recruiting a Specialist Mentor to work with at University of Suffolk.

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. The Role is to start ASAP.

Specialist mentors provide one to one assistance to students and work with an Individual Learning Plan (ILP). 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

* 28 days holiday pay pro rata - up to £3.35/holiday hour

* £20-£27.50 per hour

* Working for the UK’s leading provider

* Interacting directly with students

Responsibilities:

You will help 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.

Requirements:

As this is a specialist role, 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 and a teaching qualification with comprehensive training in adult autism

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

Conclusion:

If you meet the requirements, and are really interested in a role that is not only rewarding, but will develop your skills and experience then please do get in touch and apply today.

Alternatively, if you have any questions, ring us on (phone number removed).

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

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