Mental Health Support Worker

Keele University - Student and Academic Services, Counselling and Mental Health Support

Grade 6 (0.5FTE) Starting salary £26,495 (pro-rata)

(21.75 hours per week for 37 weeks per year)

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience. With a turnover in excess of £134 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research. Further information can be found at http://www.keele.ac.uk.

This post represents an exciting opportunity for an individual to join a team of staff in Keele University’s Counselling and Mental Health Support Service. The Service is responsible for providing psychotherapeutic interventions and mental health support to a diverse student community.

The successful candidate will be experienced in supporting and helping to manage those experiencing emotional distress and mental illness. They will ideally have experience of working with young adults with complex needs. A working knowledge of statutory and non-statutory mental health services and of educational settings would also be of benefit.

A key aspect of the role will be to offer reassuring support and guidance to our student and staff community alongside effective liaison and communication with external services.

The successful candidate will work as part of a team committed to raising awareness of and challenging stigma around mental health. They will be supported to become a Mental Health First Aid Instructor and will deliver effective Mental Health education and training to our students and staff.

For further information please contact Deb Boughey, Mental Health Support Co-ordinator 01782 734187 d.m.boughey@keele.ac.uk

Please note this appointment is subject to both medical clearance and on-going medical surveillance by the University Occupational Health provider and Disclosure and Barring Service checks.

For full post details please visit: www.keele.ac.uk/vacancies

Keele University employees wishing to apply should login to Employee Self Service and click on the 'View current vacancies' link.

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