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Mental Health Adviser

Edinburgh Napier University - Student Wellbeing and Inclusion Service

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £33,309 to £39,739 pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd December 2021
Closes: 21st January 2022
Job Ref: 0000314226
 

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We’re currently looking to recruit a Mental Health Adviser within our Student Wellbeing and Inclusion Service at Edinburgh Napier University. The team are based at our Sighthill campus although the role might require some travel across the three Napier campuses. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with the experience and passion in this area to support our students.

Edinburgh Napier University is a forward thinking institution home to forward-thinking people, inspired by the world around them. The Student Wellbeing and Inclusion Department provides high quality, professional services to support potential and current students from their initial enquiry to Edinburgh Napier University through to graduation. As a University committed to creating an inclusive environment for all, we aim to provide a positive and supportive environment for all students and staff on the basis of individual merits, ability and potential. A wide range of support for students is embedded across the University, provided through a variety of services. These include Disability Inclusion, Student Funding, Counselling and Mental Wellbeing, Student Accommodation, Academic Skills, Widening Participation and School Personal Development Tutors.

The Role

The post holder will work within a multi-disciplinary team to develop and deliver a range of proactive support to assist students to develop skills to manage and maintain their mental health and wellbeing. You’ll provide, emotional and practical mental health support. The appointed person will take a casework approach and respond to students causing significant concern, implement emergency and safeguarding procedures, and review and evaluate student progress. 

Who We Are Looking For?

We’re looking for someone with a proactive, positive and collaborative approach when working with both internal and external stakeholders alike, and someone who, ideally, has extensive experience of supporting people with mental health difficulties. The successful candidate will have demonstrable skills in providing advice and guidance to students with mental health issues.

 Candidates must evidence the essential criteria for the role, such as:

  • A degree or professional qualification in a related field such as mental health nursing, counselling psychology or social work.
  • Significant post qualification experience in delivering one to one mental health support to individuals online and in person, including experience of conducting an in-depth assessment of clients presenting with complex needs, risk and crisis.
  • Experience in designing delivering group activities, online and in person, which support and promote mental wellbeing.
  • Experience of working in a clinical team setting, with proven ability in managing a caseload and maintaining records in line with GDPR.
  • Thorough knowledge of mental health issues, services, practices, provision and legislation in the UK.
  • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise work effectively, to manage own workload and to balance competing demands in order to meet agreed deadlines.

Benefits We Offer

Salary: £33,309-£39,739 per annum (Grade 5) +Pension (Employer contribution of 20.8%)

Further Information

Interview day: w/c 17 January 2022

Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) 

This post is subject to registration with the PVG scheme, for regulated work with children and/or protected adults as appropriate. Employment in this post is conditional on the successful post holder being able to obtain/holding PVG scheme membership. The successful candidate will not be permitted to commence employment until this has been confirmed.

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