Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our Wellbeing Team providing advice and support to students on a wide range of issues which affect their wellbeing and experience at the university. The Wellbeing Advisor will work closely with other members of the team, the Wellbeing Team and, where necessary, with external NHS providers and support bodies.
The successful candidate is expected to deliver an effective and high-quality service and will be required to support positive mental health amongst students through direct work with individual students, support and advice for other staff and liaison with external agencies where appropriate.
You must hold a degree or equivalent, have a background in a mental health related profession (e.g. occupational therapy, social work or nursing) and experience of working in adult mental health. You must have excellent communication skills, and be able to work both independently and as a member of a team.
Our experienced team assists students on a wide range of non-academic issues that affect students whilst at university. The successful candidate will have experience of delivering wellbeing services, managing a large caseload and developing and delivering a range of interventions.
The primary purpose of this post is to deliver services in support of positive mental health amongst students, through direct work with students, support for other staff and liaison with external agencies.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- To act as a specialist point of reference for advice on student mental health matters
- To provide appropriate support for individuals experiencing relational distress and other issues that may have an impact on a student’s ability to continue and achieve in studies
- To provide information and support to students with wellbeing needs
- To develop and deliver non-therapeutic support services aimed at enabling study, specifically for students with mental health difficulties at ARUL.
- To respond to and manage (where appropriate) CRISIS response.
- To liaise with students, members of staff and external organisations
- To ensure provision of information, advice and guidance on psychological health, in the context of learning
- To offer individual support for students presenting with mental health difficulties: assessing mental health and learning needs, offering self-help strategies and information, referring to appropriate agencies and assisting the student in liaising with other staff as necessary
- To provide support to staff who are working with students with mental health difficulties
- To contribute to and being part of a team that responds to students in crisis
- To identify students who require mentoring and referring such students to the internal mentors
- To maintain records to a professional standard
- To be part of a team providing a package of distinctive student support activities
- Any other duties commensurate with the responsibilities and purpose of the post
- Ability to work methodically, calmly and sensitively in all situations
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Ability to use initiative and support colleagues when responding to complex student situations
- Ability to be innovative and use judgement to ensure the needs of students are met
- Ability to reflect on situations and respond appropriately
- Dependability, reliability and consistent ability to produce high quality, accurate work, requiring close attention to detail
Please send your CV & Covering Letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org