Specialist mentor (mental health condition)

Recruiter
Randstad Student Support
Location
Preston, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
08 Jun 2019
Closes
18 Jun 2019
Ref
1175036486
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you seeking a new rewarding and fulfilling role, where you have the opportunity to change students lives?

Are you looking to take on a new challenge where you can support university students to manage the stresses and anxieties they face and to ultimately help them achieve their academic and personal goals?

We are looking for experienced, enthusiastic individuals who can provide one-to-one mentor support to students in the Preston area. The role will be to start in September 2019.

You will work on a one-to-one basis with students to create individual work plans, to support with the challenges of university life and to act as a trusted advisor for the students. Your support will help students to achieve their academic and personal goals and to build their independence for the future.

Benefits

* Flexible working hours on a part-time basis - you can chose your own hours

* A competitive hourly pay rate plus additional benefits, e.g. holiday pay

* Working for the UK's leading provider - you're in safe hands

* Interacting directly with students - helping them to achieve their goals

Responsibilities

You will provide individual support to students with mental health disabilities. You will help your students with the following:

* Providing specialist and specifically tailored support for students to address barriers to their learning

* Establishing strategies to help students learn independently

* Assisting students in overcoming difficulties such as time management, prioritising workload and creating a work-life balance

* Managing stresses or anxieties students may have related to university or changes they are experiencing

You will work closely with Randstad regarding the needs of individual students, ensuring 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 any relevant information with Randstad to ensure the best possible service to your students.

Requirements

As this is a specialist role, it is essential that you are a member of one of the below professional bodies:

* Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP)

* British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Accreditation

* British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) Individual or 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)

* 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

* National Counsellor Accreditation Certificate (NCAC)

* National Counselling Society (Senior Accredited Member or above)

* 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

* UMHAN member

Further skills/requirements include:

* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

* Ability to identify ways of helping students to build on their learning strengths

* Maintaining a confidential and professional working relationship

* Ensuring the student's needs are made the main priority at all times

Conclusion:

If you meet these requirements and are interested in a rewarding and flexible role supporting students in higher education, then we want to hear from you. Please apply online today.

If you would like more information on the role then please contact Akash Patel 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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