Student Welfare Adviser

Oxford Brookes University - Directorate of Academic and Student Affairs

Wellbeing at Oxford Brookes is seeking a pro-active and confident individual to join the Student Welfare Team. The successful applicant will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with staff and students in responding to varied and challenging student situations. This is a full-time, permanent position within the Directorate of Academic and Student Affairs.

You will be responsible for:

  • Responding to serious welfare concerns about students, assess their support needs, create support/safety plans, and contribute to case management in collaboration with colleagues in Wellbeing and other University staff.
  • Providing a practical, solution-focused approach to find innovative solutions to wide-ranging and serious critical student incidents across the University.
  • Handling crises effectively, making best use of productive working relationships with colleagues across the University and local services, including the police and NHS.
  • Offering consultation on student welfare matters to staff.

You should have:

  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification or work experience.
  • Proven experience of engaging on a 1-to-1 basis with students who are in distress, in crisis, affected by mental health difficulties, or with other complex issues.
  • Experience of assessing and managing risk of harm to self and others.
  • An understanding of the Higher Education environment would be an advantage.

For informal enquiries please contact Tania Wickham, Student Welfare Manager (tania.wickham@brookes.ac.uk).

Anticipated Interview date: 14 December, 2017.

International applicants from outside the EU will need to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK.

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