Mental Health Worker

University of Plymouth - Student Wellbeing Services

University of Plymouth has a vacancy for a Mental Health Worker to join the Student Wellbeing Services team which forms part of the Student Gateway Learning Support and Wellbeing (LSW) team.

This post offers an opportunity to contribute to the further development of a university with an enviable record in teaching and supporting learning for all students. The university has highly regarded and innovative learning development, peer learning and counselling services as well as an excellent reputation for supporting students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties. 

You will be an experienced Mental Health Worker able to deliver specialist crisis intervention and on-going support to students experiencing mental ill-health. You will work to ensure that students with enduring or acute mental health difficulties receive sufficient and appropriate levels of assessment, practical and psychological support (within the University and externally where appropriate) to enable them to successfully engage with their studies and university life.  

You will report to the Student Wellbeing Services Team Leader and will work collaboratively with colleagues in the Student Wellbeing Services and Disability Services teams, you will manage a caseload of students experiencing a wide-range of short- and long-term mental health difficulties and will be active in promoting mental wellbeing on campus. You may be required to do out of hours working and working on a Saturday.

Educated to degree level and with a relevant professional qualification, you will have experience of case work with adults with mental health difficulties including assessment, risk management and brief intervention.  You must be able to prioritise and work flexibly to deadlines, IT literate and committed to collaborative working. 

You will be an excellent professional who is able to demonstrate flair, flexibility and self-confidence.  You will have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written skills and a proven ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

Contact for informal discussion:

For an informal discussion, please contact Dawn Hastings, dawn.hastings@plymouth.ac.uk although applications must be made in accordance with the details shown below.

Closing Date: 12 midnight Monday 28th August 2017

Anticipated Interview Date: 14th September 2017

University of Plymouth is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is a Stonewall diversity champion.

The University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women’s career in STEMM academia.

University of Plymouth has been recognised by Bloomberg as one of the 50 best UK employers for 2016

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