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Mental Health Mentor - Supporting University Students - Aberdeen job description

11 january 2018

Mental Health Mentor - Supporting University Students

Are you looking for more than just a job? Do you ever feel like you want to give something back? Are you looking for a role that allows you to help individuals achieve their academic goals? We have the perfect role for you…

Randstad Student & Worker Support is recruiting a specialist Mentor to work with Students in the Glasgow area.

We have students with disabilities/mental health conditions who are requiring one to one support in their Higher Education studies. We are looking for the right individuals to support our students to really make a difference.

specialist mentors provide one to one support to students. They encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop their skills. They can help students to become more confident and independent learners so that they are able to use their enhanced skills, not only at university, but also to take with them into the workplace. Sessions are tailored to suit specific individual needs as each individual is different.

Benefits:



* Flexible working hours - you choose your own hours
* 28 days holiday pay pro rata - perfect for the summer holidays and Christmas breaks
* £25-£30 per hour - you will receive this rate, plus your benefits such as 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

Responsibilities:

You will help your students with:



* Time Management
* Assignment Planning
* Writing
* Numeracy
* Enhancing social skills & confidence
* Developing skills for managing academic stress

You will work closely with Randstad regarding the needs of individual students, and to ensure 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.

Requirements:

This is a specialist role, so requires specialist skills. You must hold a professional membership with one of the following organisations:



* Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP)
* British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Accreditation
* British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) Individual or Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (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)
* National Counsellor Accreditation Certificate (NCAC)
* 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
* 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
* mental health & Addictions Nurses (MHAN) Member

To support students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) you must hold a degree, with additional training in adult autism (which Randstad are able to provide or supplement).

Further skills/requirements include:



* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
* Ability to identify ways of helping students to build on their learning strengths whilst maintaining a confidential and professional working relationship
* Accurate spelling and grammar skills
* Punctuality and reliability
* Good organisational skills
* Ideally you will have experience in working with specific learning difficulties individuals in higher or further education.

Conclusion:

If you have the above and are interested in this rewarding part time role supporting students in Higher Education…..we want to talk to you.

With you on board we can really help your 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.


Skills
Psychology, Mentoring, Councilling, Support
Qualification
Bacp, NMC
Job Reference:Aber001
Position Type:Temporary
Market Sector:Education, Training & Library
Working Hours:Part-Time
Location:Aberdeen, Aberdeen
Salary:£25 - £30 per hour
Contact:Steph Eardley, Randstad Student Support, Manchester, United Kingdom
Phone:0161 247 8800
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