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Specialist Mentor (Mental Health/Autistic Spectrum Conditions)

University of Roehampton - Disability Services/Student Support Services

Location: London
Salary: £37.71 per hour inclusive of London Weighting Allowance
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th February 2019
Closes: 11th March 2019
Job Ref: RU01650

The Disability Services team at the University of Roehampton is looking to expand and recruit to our pool of Specialist Mentors, providing hourly paid support to students.

Our Specialist Mentors provide highly specialist, specifically tailored, one to one support which helps students address their barriers to learning. This includes supporting students to develop; coping with anxiety, managing transitions, time management skills and prioritising workloads.

Specialist mentoring is for students with Autistic Spectrum Conditions and/or Mental Health needs. This form of support is funded via the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA).

Our Specialist Mentors have in depth knowledge and experience in the particular disabilities (as outlined above); an understanding of the particular demands of study in HE; close working relationships with other support services both inside and outside the HEI; and recognition of when there is a need to refer to other services.

In line with the new system of registering and accrediting Non-Medical Helpers, we require our Specialist Mentors to be registered with one of the following professional memberships:

  • British Psychological Society Chartered Member (CPsychol)/ IAPT register/ Graduate Member (MBPsS) AND also PG qualification in Psychology or Mental Health, OR
  • Health and Care Professions Council ( HCPC) (Arts Therapist/ Occupational Therapist/ Practitioner Psychologist/ Social worker in England), OR
  • Social worker body for Scotland SSSC/ Wales CCWales/ NI (NISCC), OR
  • General Medical Council (GMC) – Psychiatry, OR
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) – Mental Health Nurse/ community Mental Health nurse / Psychiatric Nurse, OR
  • UMHAN member, OR
  • BACP individual or MBACP, OR
  • UKCP full clinical individual member, OR
  • IACP accredited member, OR
  • COSCA accredited member, OR
  • FDAP (NCAC), OR British Psychoanalytic council – under a member institution, OR
  • Association of Child Psychotherapists, OR
  • BABCP accreditation

This is an exciting time for the University; our new £35m state-of-the art library has just opened and we are continuing to develop a number of external partnerships across the globe.

We have a strong emphasis on supporting our students to reach their full potential in order to launch themselves onto successful graduate careers and we are embarking on a radical programme of enhancement in learning and teaching across all our academic areas.

The University has a beautiful, vibrant parkland campus, is located in the heart of south-west London and offers excellent facilities for researching, learning, teaching and working.  We are proud of our achievements as a Post 1992 University and continue to build upon them.

For further information please see the Job Description on our website (under current opportunities, non-academic/Support staff): https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/working-at-roehampton/

Note: Although the number of hours available for this sessional work cannot be guaranteed we are ideally looking for individuals who will be available to build up to 2 – 3 days per week.

For an informal discussion about the role please email disabilities@roehampton.ac.uk with a contact number and we will give you a call.

The University is an equal opportunities and disability confident employer.

The closing date for completed applications is:  11 March 2019

Interview Date: TBC

   
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