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Specialist Mentor - Mental Health

Randstad Student Support
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23 Jul 2021

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Are you passionate about helping others? Do you have experience supporting young people or adults with mental health difficulties?

Then this may be the role for you...

Randstad Student Support are currently recruiting Mental Health Mentors to support students in Oldham

Specialist Mentors provide regular one to one support to students with mental health difficulties, to ensure that their academic studies are not negatively impacted. A Mental Health Mentor is not a Counsellor, but instead helps to overcome stress, anxiety and depression so students can focus on their university work. Sessions are tailored to suit specific individual needs and you will work with your student to create an in individual learning plan. You will implement a variety of techniques to support your students, such as time management, relaxation methods, and setting goals which should all help to improve your students' mental health.


Extremely rewarding role

Managing your own hours and timetable - You can choose your hours

Easily accessible location - close to many transport links

28 days holiday pay pro rata - perfect for the summer holidays and Christmas breaks

Working for the UK's leading provider

Dedicated Account Specialist to answer any of your questions and concerns


You will help your students with:

Developing skills for managing academic stress

Helping with concentration difficulties

Time Management

Prioritising workload

Creating a suitable work life balance

Enhancing social skills & confidence

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


This is a specialist role, so requires specialist skills.

It is an essential requirement for you to hold current professional membership with one of the following organisations:

Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP) - Full member
The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) - Accredited membership
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) o Registered Member (MBACP) o Accredited Member (MBACP - Accred)
British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) - Under a member institution - Practitioners become registrants of the BPC through their membership of one of their member institutions. They do not have a category for individual membership
British Psychological Society (BPS) - Chartered Member (CPsychol)/IAPT register/ Graduate Member (MBPsS) AND a PG qualification in Psychology or Mental Health
Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA) - Accredited (Other UK Professional body)
Counsellor/Psychotherapist Member of COSCA This category of membership requires you to be currently accredited with another recognised UK professional body for counselling and psychotherapy
Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners (FDAP) - National Counsellor Accreditation Certificate (NCAC)
General Medical Council (GMC) - Psychiatry - Full member or above
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) - Education and training programmes approved as a route to registration - Arts Therapist/ Occupational Therapist/ Practitioner Psychologist/ Social Worker in England
Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) - Accredited member
National Counselling Society (NCS) - o Accredited Registrants (MNCS Accred)
Accredited Professional Registrant (MNCS Prof Accred)
Senior Accredited Registrant status (MNCS Snr Accred)
NCS Fellowship (FNCS)
Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) - Mental Health Nurse/ Community Mental Health Nurse / Psychiatric Nurse
Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)
Social Care Wales (SCW)
Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC)

Further skills/requirements include:

Caring and compassionate individual

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 match all of the above criteria and are interested in this rewarding part time role, supporting students in higher education...we want to hear from you.

Please send a copy of your up to date CV to .

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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