|Salary:||£41,931 to £52,841 Grade G|
|Placed On:||23rd March 2023|
|Closes:||23rd April 2023|
De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, globally-minded institution with a relentless focus on delivering quality teaching and learning, and a campus-wide focus on providing a sector-leading student experience.
A culturally rich university with a palpable commitment to the public good, it strives to maintain a stimulating and inclusive environment where staff and students are able to thrive. The university is a vibrant, multicultural hub of learning, creativity and innovation that never surrenders to convention. Our success is built on a fantastic student experience coupled with award-winning teaching and world-class facilities that help students develop the skills and attitudes employers demand.
Faculty / Directorate
Student and Academic Services is responsible for providing a wide and diverse range of services to all our students including Admissions, Graduation, Student Welfare, Careers & Employability, Student Finance and Academic Quality.
The post of Mental Health Mentor Team Manager is responsible, under the direction of the Wellbeing Services Manager, for the leadership, management, supervision and development of the Specialist Mental Health Mentor Team. Specialist Mentors work to help students achieve their full potential at university while also mitigating the impact their mental health condition might have on them in their studies. The role holder will be familiar with a range of interventions that seek to support students with a range of mental health conditions to successfully complete their studies. Working closely with the Wellbeing Services Manager and the wider management team in Student Welfare, the role holder will contribute to the setting of a high-performance culture, with a proven ability to motivate colleagues to deliver a range of high-quality services in a dynamic environment.
You will be responsible for developing practices and work streams that seek to maximise the number of students able to access Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) and other applicable funded support and that addresses barriers to learning experienced as a result of a long-term Mental Health Condition. This post requires the monitoring of targets in relation to student numbers alongside implementing approaches that maximise DSA income generation within the service. Alongside a focus on DSA funded support, the post will work in partnership with other teams within Student Welfare to promote and embed an inclusive and holistic wellbeing model to the university community, and will work collaboratively with colleagues across the University to deliver a whole university approach that enhances student retention, achievement and the student experience.
The role is on a full time (37 hours per week), fixed term contract for upto 12 months covering a maternity leave.
We are looking for someone who is able to combine innovative approaches with management of risk and strong team management skills. You will be a mental health professional with extensive experiences of managing multi-disciplinary teams of professional staff, advisors and practitioners or have previously managed a successful team of Specialist Mental Health Mentors. You will be able to lead staff to manage varied and complex caseloads of students, assessing and managing the risk and providing appropriate interventions and robust referral pathways.
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