specialist mental health mentor - durham

23 July 2018
steph eardley, randstad student support
job type
£ 25 - £ 27 per hour, 28 days holiday pay pro rata
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durham, north east
student support
job type
working hours
£ 25 - £ 27 per hour, 28 days holiday pay pro rata
reference number
steph eardley, randstad student support
0161 247 8800
apply now

job description

Are you looking for a new role in which you can really make a difference to student lives? Do you have the expertise and drive to help students with mental health disabilities to achieve their university goals?

We are looking for hard-working, engaging people to provide Specialist Mentor support to students in Durham. You will work one-to-one with students to help them manage their mental health disabilities. Your support will allow them to achieve their goals and build their independence for the future.

We are looking for the right individuals to support our students to really make a difference. The role will start in September 2018.


* 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 - YOU help them to achieve their goals


Providing individual support to students with mental health disabilities. You will help your students with:

* Helping students cope with the stresses and anxieties related to university
* Providing specialist, specifically tailored support for students to address barriers to learning
* Building strategies to help with independent learning
* Addressing 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.


You MUST be 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) Individual 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 have the above and are interested in this rewarding part time role, supporting students in higher education...we want to hear from you.

With you on board we can really help our students have a better future.

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.


ability to recognise when to refer to other services,delivery of non-subject specific learning strategies,in-depth knowledge of specific disability,one-to-one support,understanding of demands of study



educational requirements

bachelors degree