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Specialist Mentor - Mental Health Support Worker

Randstad Student Support
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23 Jul 2021

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Are you looking for more than just a job? 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 is recruiting a Specialist Mentor to work with higher education students in Preston.

You will support students with disabilities/mental health conditions who are requiring one to one support throughout their studies to ensure they overcome their learning barriers and can become independent successful learners. 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 an Individual Learning Plan (ILP). Sessions are tailored to suit specific individual needs as each individual is different. Our mentors 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 both in university and in their careers beyond.


Flexible working hours - you choose your own hours
28 days holiday pay pro rata - perfect for the summer holidays and Christmas breaks
Competitive - you will receive this rate, plus your benefits such as holidays and training points
Working for the UK's leading provider - you're in safe hands
Interacting directly with students - YOU help them to achieve their goals
Dedicated specialist to help with any queries you may haveResponsibilities:

You will help your students with:

Time Management
Organisational Skills
Creating a suitable work/life balance
Prioritising tasks
Enhancing their academic confidence
Establish strategies to enable independent learningYou 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.


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 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 whilst maintaining a confidential and professional working relationship
Punctuality and reliability
Good organisational skills

If you have the above and are interested in this rewarding part time role supporting students in Higher Education... Apply online today.

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
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