Specialist Mentor (Mental Health) at University of Roehampton

July 11, 2024

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Job Description

The University of Roehampton is recruiting to the role of Specialist Mentor (Mental Health) to join our friendly Disability Services Team. You will join our team of specialist mentors providing tailored one to one support to students with Mental Health conditions to help them address their barriers to learning.

This role is ideal for someone who is looking for approximately 12 – 18 hours per week during University term time. The successful candidate will have in-depth knowledge and experience in Mental Health support; understand the particular demands of study in HE and recognise when there is a need to refer to other services.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Working with students on a one-to-one basis to identify their individual needs and strengths and developing a support programme that will facilitate the growth of independence.
  • Helping students become familiar with University procedures and the range of support mechanisms that are available to them
  • Liaising with the Disability Adviser about specific student cases, their needs, their academic progress and any wellbeing issues that may need referral.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Up to date membership of a suitable professional body (such as BACP)
  • A high level of self-motivation and be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience of dealing with risk and raising concerns where necessary.

The rate of pay for Specialist Mentors is £48.89 per hour. This rate includes student contact time and annual leave. Induction and any training days are paid at the rate of £25.96 per hour, inclusive of annual leave.  When required this will be agreed in advance by your line manager. 

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The postholder may access the University’s Retirement Savings Group Pension Plan, a defined contribution scheme, provided by Royal London. Our full range of benefits are available here.

Further information can be found on the job description. If you would like to apply for this excellent opportunity, please click on ‘apply now’ or visit the working at Roehampton pages of our website and search ‘mental health’. If you have any specific questions on the role, please contact: Katherine Leung on Katherine.leung@roehampton.ac.uk

The University is committed to promoting diversity and equality of opportunity and aims to create a culture and environment where students and staff are treated fairly. The University is an equal opportunities and ‘disability confident’ employer. 

The closing date for completed applications is: 31 July 2024

It is expected that interviews will be held in week commencing 12 August 2024

To enable us to respond to the market, we may interview before the closing date, so please don’t hesitate to get your application completed.

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