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Senior Wellbeing Adviser (Mental Health) (ALC902)

University of East Anglia - Student Support Service

Location: Norwich
Salary: £33,199 to £39,609 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 17th April 2019
Closes: 28th May 2019
Job Ref: ALC902

Location: STS - Student Support Services

The UEA Wellbeing Advisory team offer specialist student-centred advice and guidance and deliver therapeutic support to students with a wide variety of mental health difficulties. The Senior Wellbeing Advisers have specific responsibility for the triage of referrals into the service using clinical judgment, including an assessment of risk, to inform the service offered to the student.

The Senior Wellbeing Adviser also has responsibility for one to one appointments with students presenting with higher levels of risk and agreeing a management plan with them and other relevant departments and agencies to manage this.

Other duties will also include identifying the support needs and reasonable adjustments required by applicants and facilitating delivery of those requirements, as well as undertaking direct work with individual students and providing advice to academic and other staff to enable students to access their courses and the wider opportunities offered by University life. The post holder will play an active role in the promotion of mental wellbeing within the student and wider University community.

Applicants for this post must have a recognised and accredited mental health and/or psychological therapy qualification together with relevant recent experience of working with adults with mental health difficulties. You must be able to prioritise and work flexibly and be committed to collaborative working and meet all essential criteria of the person specification.

The post holder will work some unsocial hours at particularly busy periods in the academic calendar. The post is full time, however we are happy to accept applications for part time and job share options also.

This post is available immediately on a full-time, indefinite basis and will be subject to a criminal record check at Enhanced level from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Applications from candidates from a minority ethnic background are particularly welcome as these groups are currently underrepresented within Student Support Services.

The University is a Bronze Athena Swan Award holder, currently working towards Silver.

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