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Mental Health Adviser

University of Kent - Mental Health Services

Location: Canterbury
Salary: £36,386 to £40,931 per annum (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 26th February 2024
Closes: 11th March 2024
Job Ref: OTR-192-24-R

Are you an experienced and qualified mental health practitioner used to providing one to one support to people with complex mental health conditions?

If so, this opportunity to join our Student Support and Wellbeing team providing advice and support for students who are experiencing mental health or wellbeing difficulties, could be a great next step for you.

The role will see you managing a demanding caseload, making assessments of risk and referring on as appropriate, so experience in risk assessment/management and responding pro-actively to mental health emergencies is needed, along with excellent communication and prioritisation skills. 

In return we offer our staff a range of excellent benefits including:

A friendly, open and collaborative working environment

Support in your development and wellbeing 

43 days' leave per year (personal leave, bank holidays and additional days allocated for the Christmas period, pro rata for part-time staff)

An excellent pension scheme with generous employer contributions

On-campus cinema/theatre, sports facilities, library, nursery and food outlets, set among green, open space overlooking the Cathedral

Study while you work discounts, cycle to work scheme, local business discounts

On-site parking.

For further information on our staff benefits please go to https://staff.kent.ac.uk/employment/benefits

As Mental Health Adviser you can expect to get involved in:

Providing specialist advice and support to students with mental health difficulties

Assessing mental-health risk and take appropriate, timely action

Assessing the academic support requirements for each student and creating Inclusive Learning Plans

Carrying out a range of administrative processes to ensure professional standards are upheld and the service meets quality targets.

What you will bring to the role:

A first degree or equivalent qualification or experience, plus a relevant professional qualification in mental health

Relevant experience of providing one to one support to people with complex mental health conditions

Demonstrable experience of using counselling/advice and guidance skills to a high level in sensitive and complex cases

A commitment to deliver and promote equality, diversity and inclusivity in the day to day work of the role.

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process, please contact peopleserviceshr@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: OTR-192-24

Further details:   

Please note that we prioritise applications from current University of Kent redeployees. We will let you know if this post is to be filled by a redeployee as, in this instance, your application will unfortunately not be taken forward.

Applications must be made via the University’s online application system; CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

The University of Kent values diversity and promotes equality at all levels.

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