Do you have a background in mental health? Are you looking to take on a new challenge where you can support university students to manage the stresses and anxieties they face and to ultimately help them achieve their academic and personal goals?
We are looking for experienced, enthusiastic individuals who can provide one-to-one mentor support to students in the Durham area. The role will be to start in September 2021.
You will work on a one-to-one basis with students to create individual work plans, to support with the challenges of university life and to act as a trusted advisor for the students. Your support will help students to achieve their academic and personal goals and to build their independence for the future.
- Flexible working hours on a part-time basis - you can choose 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:
- 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
- Managing stresses or anxieties students may have related to university or changes they are experiencing
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 any relevant information with Randstad to ensure the best possible service to your students.
As this is a specialist role, it is essential that you are a member of one of the below professional bodies:
- * Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP) - Full member. 9 * 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). o Accredited Professional Registrant (MNCS Prof Accred). o Senior Accredited Registrant status (MNCS Snr Accred). o 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) 10 * UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) - Full clinical individual member * The University Mental Health Advisers Network (UMHAN) - UMHAN mentor member. (N.B. UMHAN accreditation routes are now closed). * Association of Christian Counsellors (UK) - Accredited Counsellor
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.
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