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Mental Health Practitioner - Hull

Employer
Randstad Student Support
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
3 Aug 2021

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Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
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Are you looking to use your skills and experience in the mental health sector to support students at university with their mental health? We are looking for a Mental Health Practitioner to work with a university in Hull to support the well-being and mental health service to deliver specialist, compassionate and individualised support to students.

You will work within a small team and work closely with colleagues to support students experiencing emotional, psychological, or mental health difficulties, providing a timely, accessible, and confidential service. You will support the university's mental health strategy and liaise with local services to provide a full-service to students and to enhance their university experience and academic attainment.

We have two roles available for this position - one is for 36.5 hours per week, and one for 15 hours per week.

The role will begin in summer 2021.

Benefits:

Flexible working hours - on average around 15 hours per week
You can work the days and times that work best for you
28 days holiday pay pro rata - perfect for the summer holidays and Christmas breaks
£18.00 Per Hour
The mental health support is currently all remote

Responsibilities:

Providing the role of a Mental Health Practitioner your responsibilities will include:

Provide appropriate support, signposting and intervention for students experiencing emotional and/or psychological distress
Provide advice and guidance and review support on an ongoing basis
Promoting positive health and well-being through prevention and early intervention activities
Respond to enquiries from students, staff and third parties, made both online and via telephone in a timely manner
Determine any necessary reasonable adjustments such as alternative exam arrangements, and ensure these are implemented as appropriate
Have a thorough understanding of support available across the University
Work within specified boundaries recording notes appropriately within university systems
Liaise and maintain good working relationships with internal academic and service areas, and external specialist services.

Requirements:

Professional Body Membership with the NMC: Registered Nurse - Mental Health
Or, Professional Body Membership with Social Work England, SSSC, NISCC
Clear, Enhanced DBS
Provision of your own supervision

Desirable:

Experience of working in Higher Education
Experience in assessing risk in previous roles
Knowledge of appropriate safeguarding procedures
Ability to communicate effectively with students, university and academic staff, and also local services
Knowledge of local mental health and social services in the Hull region
Ability to contribute to the formulation, review and updating of policies, procedures, resources, and materials in relation to student well-being
Ability to evaluate and analyse information and use initiative and creativity to solve non-standard problems.

If you feel this is an opportunity for you and have the desire to make a real difference, then apply online today

Please note that if successful, you will be asked to attend a remote interview.

If you would like to discuss this role or have any questions, please contact Ella Smith 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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