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Wellbeing Practitioner (Mental Health)

Leeds Beckett University - Library and Student Services

Location: Leeds
Salary: £38,025 to £42,978
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 4th December 2023
Closes: 10th January 2024
Job Ref: REQ0001667

Student Wellbeing is a multi-disciplinary team of mental health practitioners, counsellors, specialist mentors, school-based practitioner, and wellbeing administrators.  Our purpose is to reduce barriers to learning by promoting positive wellbeing and by facilitating access to appropriate support or care where needed for our students.   Our work is underpinned by the principles of the University Mental Health Charter and we have a key role in developing a whole university approach to mental health. 

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Wellbeing Practitioner (Mental Health) from mental health nursing, social work, occupational therapy, or counselling professions. Your role would be to work collaboratively with students and others involved in their support to address the impact on functioning of mental ill health, assess and mitigate risk, and facilitate access to longer term support, where needed. In addition, you would provide a response to any urgent concerns about students and would advise colleagues across the wider university in relation to student mental health. 

You must have substantial post-registration experience in assessing mental health needs, risk assessment and mitigation, dealing with urgent situations, and co-ordinating support across multi-disciplinary teams and external services. You will have experience of working with people who have a wide range of difficulties including complex or long-standing mental health problems.  You will be able to deliver a range of short-term (up to 4 sessions) psychosocial approaches that are based on individual needs, evidence, and outcome measurement. 

The successful applicant can expect a comprehensive induction with ongoing clinical supervision, peer support, and line management support.  

You must hold a current professional qualification in the field of mental health care and be currently registered the NMC, HCPC or equivalent professional body. 

Please read the Employee Specification to check that you meet the criteria for this post and contact Samia Azim (Mental Health Team Manager) at S.Azim@leedsbeckett.ac.uk for further information or an informal conversation. 

Please note that this post is subject to a criminal record check (Enhanced level).

Closing date: 10 January 2024 (23:59) Please note that you will not be able to edit or submit a part-completed application form after the closing date. 

Working here means you will also have access to a wide range of benefits including our generous pension schemes, excellent holiday entitlements, flexible working, reduced study fees, subsidised fitness facilities and a lot more.

We welcome applications from all individuals and particularly from black and minority ethnic candidates as members of these groups are currently under-represented at this level of post.  All appointments will be based on merit.

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