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Mental Health Adviser

Manchester Metropolitan University

Location: Manchester
Salary: £36,382 to £42,149 Grade 8.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th November 2021
Closes: 5th December 2021
Job Ref: eArcu-4208

As part of our sector-leading Student Services team you'll be able to have a lasting and positive impact on the lives and futures of our students. You will assess and provide support for students with complex and enduring mental health difficulties, working closely with colleagues within the Counselling, Mental Health & Wellbeing Service, other University services and with external services.

Typically, you will:

  • Undertake assessments of the individual support requirements of students with serious and enduring mental health problems, and to co-ordinate support packages in conjunction with university, community and third sector, local mental health trusts, and local authority services.
  • Be available during the Drop-in service and at other times during the day to assist colleagues within the Counselling, Mental Health & Wellbeing Service to assess and appropriately support students presenting with severe mental health difficulties.
  • Provide individual and group support for students with mental health difficulties as agreed with the Head of Counselling, Mental Health & Wellbeing Service.
  • Provide support for an agreed priority caseload of students experiencing significant mental health difficulties through liaison with hospital during admission, community specialist mental health teams, and, where appropriate, community units as agreed with the Head of Counselling, Mental Health & Wellbeing Service.

As the ideal candidate, you will have:

  • The ability to engage effectively with clients with complex mental health difficulties and manage risk safely whilst maintaining effective boundaries.
  • Qualification in a profession relevant to the post (such as mental health nurse, mental health social worker, clinical psychologist).
  • Experience of working in several settings including:
    • a community mental health team or similar team;
    • or mental health liaison service to accident and emergency;
    • or crisis resolution team, early intervention in psychosis team, assertive outreach team, rehabilitation team;
    • or work with substance misuse services.
  • Knowledge of therapeutic techniques, e.g., DBT, Brief Solution Focused, Motivational Interviewing techniques.

How to apply:
Please submit your CV and Covering letter detailing how you meet the criteria for the post via our application portal.

If you have any informal enquires about the position, please contact Karen Morgan (Head of Counselling, Mental Health & Wellbeing Service) on karen.morgan@mmu.ac.uk.

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring. We particularly encourage applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates, who we recognise are underrepresented in this area.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the petition process.

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