Wellbeing Adviser (Sexual Assault and Harassment)

University of Kent - Student Services

Are you an experienced mental health professional with experience in and a commitment to providing specialist support to students to help them gain the most out of university life?

In this new role within our dedicated multi-disciplinary team of Wellbeing Advisers and Counsellors, you will offer a source of emotional and practical support to students on the Canterbury and Medway campuses who are experiencing a wide range of mental health problems, including those requiring more specialist support following sexual assault or harassment.

As Wellbeing Adviser (Sexual Assault and Harassment) you will:

  • provide specialist advice and support to students, including help in accessing health and other services and guidance to those who wish to raise their case formally;
  • be part of a crisis drop-in service or otherwise provide a rapid response to critical situations;
  • set up Inclusive Learning Plans for students with long term mental health difficulties
  • assist eligible students with their application for the Disable Student's Allowance
  • undertake a range of administrative processes, networking and liaison activities and delivery of training workshops

To be successful in this role you will:

  • hold a relevant professional qualification in mental health
  • have experience of providing support to those who have experienced sexual assault or harassment
  • be used to using counselling/advice and guidance skills to a high level in sensitive and complex cases
  • have excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills

Student Support and Wellbeing

Student Support and Wellbeing provides assistance to those students who need extra support to enable them to manage their own educational and personal progression. We are committed to improving access to learning and provide a wide range of support to our students.

The Service employs a number of specialist staff to support students, including:

  • Disability Advisers
  • Specific Learning Difficulties Advisers
  • Wellbeing Advisers
  • Counsellors
  • International Student Adviser
  • Specialist Tutors, Mentors and Educational Support Assistants

Further Information

Start date for applications: 9 February 2018

Interviews are to be held: 16 March 2018

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on jobs@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: OTR1852

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

No agencies, thank you.

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