Mental Health Adviser
Application closing date 27/07/2019
Faculty / School or Service Student Services
Salary £32,243 - £40,802 per annum
Package As one of Coventry's biggest employers, we offer some pretty impressive benefits including an excellent pension scheme and generous holiday allowances.
Job category/type Professional Services
We are seeking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced individual to provide practical assistance and advice to students and staff in relation to students who are experiencing mental health difficulties or learning difficulties with associated behavioural issues. The ability to work collaboratively both within the University and with many other external mental health providers is an essential prerequisite of this role.
This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding and established team and contribute to the work of the wider Health and Wellbeing Team. These posts will be attractive to those with a substantial background in Mental Health and seeking an exciting opportunity to gain experience in an innovative and progressive environment. Coventry University is a dynamic, global and enterprising University committed to offering high standards in a range of student support services.
The successful applicant will be the first point of contact for students who are presenting with moderate to acute mental health issues and also offer other staff members advice information and support around working with students with mental health difficulties. You will be required to manage a caseload of students, providing psychological support on a one to one basis for students with mental health difficulties, including visits in home and in-patient settings. You must be confident in managing students at immediate risk of self- harm and/or suicidal behaviour whilst also being able to support other members of staff and be experienced enough to refer appropriately to external organisations asrequired to.
In addition to researching and developing appropriate resources for students experiencing mental health difficulties there will be an expectation to engage with relevant mental health and well-being initiatives.
Experience working in a similar role in Post 16 Education is desirable.
In order to satisfy the unpredictable demands of the service a willingness to work in a flexible manner is required. You will also be required to have DBS clearance to undertake this role.