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Specialist Mentor - Mental Health

Randstad Student Support
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23 Jul 2021

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Are you an experienced Mental Health professional looking for a new challenge? Do you want a rewarding role, which allows you to improve the lives of young adults whilst they study at university?

Randstad Student Support are looking for Specialist Mentors to support students at universities in Glasgow.

Specialist Mentors provide regular one to one support to students with mental health difficulties, to support them through their academic careers. A Specialist Mentor is not a Counsellor, but instead helps students to overcome stress, anxiety and depression enabling students to focus on their university work. Tailoring sessions to suit specific individual needs, you will work with your students to create an individual learning plan, implementing techniques to help improve your student's mental health.


Flexible working hours
28 days holiday pay pro rata - perfect for the summer holidays and Christmas breaks
£26-£28 per hour
Working for the UK's leading provider
Interacting directly with students - YOU help them to achieve their goalsResponsibilities:

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

Helping students cope with any stresses or anxieties they may have related to university
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 balanceYou 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.


As this is a specialist role, you must hold a professional membership with one of the following organisations OR have extensive relevant experience in a similar role.

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) MemberFurther 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
Ideally you will have experience in working with specific learning difficulties individuals in higher or further education.

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.

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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