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Specialist Mentor - Mental Health Support Worker

Employer
Randstad Student Support
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 Jul 2021

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Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

Are you looking for a flexible role that you can fit around your other commitments? Do you want to give something back and have a truly rewarding job?

Randstad Student Support is recruiting a Specialist Mentor to work with students in Belfast.

We have students with disabilities/mental health conditions who require one to one support in their higher education studies to become successful independent learners. We are looking for the right individuals to join our team and really make a difference to students lives.

Specialist Mentors provide one to one support to students. They encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop their skills. They can help students become more confident, independent learners, so that they are able to use their enhanced skills at university and beyond.

Benefits:

Flexible working hours
28 days holiday pay pro rata - perfect for the summer holidays and Christmas breaks
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 have.Responsibilities:

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, 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 all relevant information with Randstad to ensure the best possible service to your students.

Requirements:

This is a specialist role, so requires specialist skills:

Experience of working with adults within higher education is essential for this role, as well as a related qualification.

It is very desirable for you to hold/to be willing to apply for 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) MemberTo support students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) you must hold a degree, with additional training in adult autism (which Randstad are able to provide or supplement).

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 have the above and are interested in this rewarding part time role, supporting students in higher education... apply today!

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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