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DATE ADDED: Thu 06/06/2019

Specialist Mentor - Mental Health Support

Durham, UK

JOB TYPE: Temporary, Part Time

SALARY: £20.00 - £24.00/hour 28 Days Holiday Pro Rata

Would you like to make a positive impact to the lives of students with mental health disabilities? Do you pride yourself in your ability to provide excellent and effective mental health support?

We are looking for passionate and hard-working support workers to provide Specialist Mentor support to students in Durham. You will work on a one-to-one basis with students with mental health disabilities, helping them to develop strategies to overcome any challenges they might face and build their independence for the future.

If you would like to make a direct difference to the lives of disabled students by helping them to achieve their goals, then we would like to hear from you. The role will start in September 2019.


* 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) 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 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 with a CV that includes your relevant qualifications.

For more information please call Ella Smith on (phone number removed).

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
Role: Specialist Mentor - Mental Health Support
Job Type: Temporary, Part Time
Location: Durham, County Durham,

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