Mental Health Intervention Officer

De Montfort University - Student and Academic Services

Student Welfare Division

De Montfort University is a large university with a very diverse student body, and is proud of its achievements in successfully supporting students from backgrounds which are under-represented within Higher Education.

Reporting to the Mental Health Inclusion Manager, and working closely with colleagues in the Mental Health Inclusion teams, and the Disability Advise team, and the Counselling service you will play a key role in the intervention of students who may be at risk of leaving university.

The Intervention Officer will be involved in interventions relating to students who for example, may be subject to disciplinary or criminal proceedings and experiencing mental health difficulties.

You will be responsible for co-ordinating and delivering a timely response to student risk issues reported through security and the Students at Risk (SAR) committee. This will often require an assertive outreach style approach to effectively engage the student.

With a background working within the field of mental health, you will be supporting potentially "vulnerable" students.  Many of these students may have existing or emerging mental health difficulties or other diagnoses such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder.  You will assess both the needs and risk of the students and devise an intervention package, which may involve signposting to other services and/or one to one support.

You will work with colleagues in faculties and academic courses to monitor and implement required interventions to students identified as being at risk.

You will also undertake work with individual students as part of our Single Point of Access (SPA) initiative to assess their needs and offer the appropriate intervention in collaboration with colleagues.

For informal enquiries please contact Andy Brown, Mental Health Inclusion Manager; andy.brown@dmu.ac.uk or 0116 257 7608.

Please quote reference: 10298

Interview date: To be confirmed

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