Mental Health Advisor

Leeds, West Yorkshire (GB)
£24,285 – £27,285 per annum
29 May 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Mental Health Advisor
Salary: £24,285 – £27,285 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract: Permanent

Leeds Arts University is the only specialist arts university in the North of England. We have contributed significantly to the development of arts education for over 170 years, and have developed a national and international reputation based on the achievements of our students and staff.

The University is entering an exciting time in its development with a new building opening in 2018, which will see the commencement of a number of new undergraduate courses. To support this growth the University is expanding its Student Welfare Team with the creation of the role of Mental Health Advisor. 

The role will be responsible for providing comprehensive mental health assessments and individual support to students undergoing a crisis or deterioration in their mental state through promoting maintenance of positive mental health, personal resilience, and providing a crisis response when needed. The Mental Health Advisor will also be responsible for the formulation and delivery of mental health awareness training sessions to colleagues across the University.

Essential to the success of this role will be:

  • Effective and responsive liaison with community and University student support services. 
  • Introducing initiatives to develop and implement short term focused interventions to support students experiencing a range of concerns such as: stress, isolation, depression, difficulties with sleep, time management, negative thoughts, poor motivation, perfectionism, maintaining personal safety and the safety of others and crisis planning.

The successful candidate will be Degree educated, have a Professional qualification and be registered with a relevant Professional Body; Nursing and Midwifery Council, Health Professions Council or University Mental Health Advisors Network. They must also have significant experience of working within the mental health field, be able to respond proactively to crisis situations and be able to work within a team and on own initiative. Knowledge of the Equality Act and its relation to Higher Education and an understanding of the specific needs of students in a higher education context are desirable.

Full details of the essential requirements for the role can be found in the job description.

Please note CV’s will not be accepted for this position. If you would like to apply for this vacancy, please click the 'apply' button where you will be redirected to our website.

Please note, we will not accept applications from Recruitment Agencies for this position.

Closing date: Thursday 21st June 2018 at 11.59pm

Interview date: Wednesday 4th July 2018 

Leeds Arts University is committed to pursuing equality of opportunity and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all learners and expect our staff to share this commitment.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services Check.