Are you craving a role with the opportunity to make a difference? Are you looking for a position with variety and flexibility to help fit around your home life? We have the perfect opportunity waiting for you at Randstad.Randstad Student Support are looking for Mental Health Mentors to support students in Essex.You will have a supportive and trustworthy relationship with your students helping them in areas such as managing anxiety and stress related issues as well helping students increase their problem solving and organisational skills. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a university setting and increase your skills in supporting students with acute mental health issues. Benefits 28 days holiday pay pro rata - perfect for the summer holidays and Christmas breaksFlexible working hours, as you chose when you workFlexible working - you will provide a mixture of face-to-face support on the university campuses and remote support where you can work from the comfort of your own homeOpportunities to also provide Counsellor or Mental Health Practitioner roles as these become available Responsibilities Help manage anxiety and cope with stresses related to university life and other external pressures for studentsCreate an appropriate balance for the student for study related tasks and other life duties.Improve the students overall confidence and self esteem where possible Sometimes dealing with students with complex conditions including Autism Spectrum Conditions, ADHD and other emerging or currently mental health issues. Explore coping strategies to help with new experiences Requirements Must have membership of (at least) one of the following organisations at the level (s) indicated: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) Registered Member (MBACP)Accredited Member (MBACP - Accred) British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) - Under a member institutionBritish Psychological Society (BPS) - Chartered Member (CPsychol)/IAPT register/ Graduate Member (MBPsS) AND a PG qualification in Psychology or Mental HealthCounselling & 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 psychotherapyFederation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners (FDAP) - also with a National Counsellor Accreditation Certificate (NCAC)General Medical Council (GMC) - Psychiatry - Full member or above.Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) - Arts Therapist/ Occupational Therapist/ Practitioner Psychologist/ Social Worker in England Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) - Accredited memberNational Counselling Society (NCS) -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 NurseScottish Social Services Council (SSSC)Social Care Wales (SCW)Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) - Full clinical individual memberThe University Mental Health Advisers Network (UMHAN) - UMHAN mentor member. (N.B. UMHAN accreditation routes are now closed).Association of Christian Counsellors (UK) - Accredited CounsellorIf you want to help make a difference to students who are struggling and guide them to maintain a healthy balance for all their stresses, while also gaining experience in the education sector as well as working on your own time scale, then this position is for you.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.