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Disability Adviser (Mental Health)

Cardiff University

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £39,347 to £44,263 per annum, pro-rata (Grade 6)
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 21st February 2024
Closes: 8th March 2024
Job Ref: 18156BR

The Disability Adviser (Mental Health) will join our Student Disability Service, within the Student Life department, providing advice and support to current and prospective students with long term mental health difficulties, focusing on more severe, complex and long-term mental health conditions.

We are looking for a skilled, qualified practitioner from a professional background, for example, Mental Health Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Social Work, to join our existing team. The post holder will work collaboratively with disability advisers and colleagues across Student Life, including the Health and Wellbeing Service.

You will provide advice and support to current and prospective students with long term mental health difficulties, focusing on more severe, complex and long-term mental health conditions. The post holder will take responsibility for a student caseload, identifying reasonable adjustments and specialist support, identifying risk and making referrals as required. You will provide effective liaison between services supporting students with mental health difficulties and work with staff across the university to meet students’ needs and effectively implement reasonable adjustments.

The post is part time, 21 hours a week, over 3 days, and open ended.

The postholder will normally be based at the Centre for Student Life. We work flexibly; therefore some element of home working may be suitable and appropriate and specific arrangements will be discussed with the successful candidate.

For an informal discussion please contact Bethan Griffiths at GriffithsB32@cardiff.ac.uk, 

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University offers many excellent benefits, including 37 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), pro rata for part time staff, local pension scheme, a cycle to work scheme and other travel initiatives, annual increments up the pay scale, and more. It is an exciting and vibrant place to work, with many different challenges and is a proud Living Wage supporter.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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