Are you looking to help make a difference and improve student's university lives? Do you have the skills, relevant qualifications, experience and drive to support students with mental health disabilities?
We are looking for hard-working, engaging people to provide Specialist Mentor support to students in Leeds. You will work one-to-one with students to help them manage their barriers to learning, achieve their academic goals and build their independence for the future.
Our students require support at the universities and colleges in Leeds and the surrounding areas so there is the chance to build up a case-load of students to support.
We are looking for the right individuals to support our students to really make a difference.
- Flexible working hours on a part-time basis - you can chose your own hours
- A competitive hourly pay rate plus additional benefits, e.g. holiday pay
- Working for the UK's leading provider - you're in safe hands
- Interacting directly with students - helping them to achieve their goals
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 balance
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.
It is essential that you are a member of one of the below professional bodies:
- Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP)
- British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Accreditation
- British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) Registered 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
- Maintaining a confidential and professional working relationship
- Ensuring the student's needs are made the main priority at all times
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.
If you would like more information on the role then please contact Nicole Greaves on:
0161 247 8800
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.