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Mental Health Coordinator – AD2691NK

University of St Andrews - Student Services

Location: St Andrews
Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th June 2024
Closes: 26th June 2024
Job Ref: 431560

Start Date: As soon as possible.
Full-time: 36.25 hours per week.

The purpose of this role is to support the University in meeting the needs of students with complex or enduring mental health problems by facilitating and coordinating access to appropriate mental health services, developing psychological methods with the student to increase their confidence in managing distress and difficult situations, and offering timely response to students at risk or in crisis by providing safety and stabilisation work.

Our staff meet with students primarily on a one one-to-one basis (either in-person or on video call), but also by offering telephone/email, and group support. The role holder works as a member of the Student Services team in a flexible, collaborative and responsive manner.

The Mental Health Coordinator will hold a professional qualification (educated to degree level or equivalent, and where appropriate hold a post graduate qualification). The successful applicant will have registration/accreditation with a recognised professional body. Experience of working with adults or young people with serious or enduring mental health difficulties is essential, as is knowledge of relevant legislation relating to mental health and disability.

The post-holder will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and will be able to work independently as well as part of the wider Student Services team. Additionally, they will liaise with academic schools and the wider University as required and will work closely with external agencies, such as General Practitioners and Community Mental Health Teams, to ensure a collaborative and holistic approach.

The successful applicant will play a key role in supporting the University’s response to critical student incidents where mental health may be a contributory factor. A flexible approach is necessary for this role.

Employees of the University have access to a wide range of staff benefits including:

  • Annual leave of 34 days, plus 5 public holidays.
  • Financial contribution to relocation.
  • Membership of the USS Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions.
  • A hybrid working environment, including partial homeworking where appropriate and a range of family friendly policies.
  • Staff discount scheme for local and national goods and services.
  • Free staff parking, employee Carshare and Cycle to Work Schemes and subsidised local bus travel.
  • Subsidised sports membership, reduced tuition fees on degree programmes for staff, access to training and development opportunities including LinkedIn Learning, access to library facilities, salary sacrifice scheme.
  • A range of wellbeing initiatives including membership of Peppy, a health application that connects staff to expert practitioners and personalized support on health matters.

Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to Ellen Mackintosh, email: ebm1@st-andrews.ac.uk, Tel: 01334 462020.

Applications are particularly welcome from people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in professional posts at the University.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience and form a central pillar of the University Strategy. We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter and Race Charters). 

This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship. Information on other visa options is available at https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa or by contacting our HR Immigration Team on hrimmigration@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Please quote ref: AD2691NK

Further Particulars: AD2691NK FPs.doc

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