Mental Health Advisor

York, United Kingdom
08 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Salary - £28,098 to £32,548 per annum pro-rata

Part-Time, Term time position

York St John is an ambitious, modern university at the heart of historic York and there has never been a more exciting time to join us.

Significant investment in our campus and facilities, the development of forward-thinking new partnerships and an enhanced range of contemporary courses have helped make us the fastest growing University in the U.K. over the past two years.

Now we are building on that achievement, developing a new Strategy for the next decade, emphasising our commitment to widening opportunity through the power of education and contributing our talents to creating a fairer world, and a more prosperous region.

We are putting inspirational learning and impactful research at the heart of this strategy, recognising our academic expertise as our greatest asset and investing in enabling this expertise to thrive.

As a Stonewall Top 100 employer and holder of the Social Enterprise Gold Mark for Responsible Business Practice, our strength lies in the supportive, inclusive network that exists within our team: renowned for our friendly, progressive environment, we will nurture your potential so that you can accomplish your ambitions.

All of this takes place at the heart of beautiful York, recently named by the Sunday Times as the best U.K. city to grow up in because of the quality of education, culture and community spirit that we form part of.

You will provide responsive, specialist mental health support to York St John University students who are experiencing emerging or ongoing mental health difficulties with the aim of helping students manage their psychological wellbeing in the context of their academic and university experience.

You will be part of a friendly, dedicated, professional multi-disciplinary Wellbeing Team (consisting of Counsellors, Welfare Advisers and Mental Health Advisers) working within the wider context of the University's Student and Staff Services directorate, and be able to work collaboratively and effectively as a supportive team member.

As a professional person you will have substantial experience of providing mental health support to adults (preferably young adults) and working in an institutional setting. You will have a good understanding of the issues currently facing the Higher Education sector, and how these affect student wellbeing and mental health. You will have excellent clinical assessment skills, be able to manage a busy caseload and contribute to the development of the Wellbeing Team interventions on offer.

What we can offer you

A good salary, pension, the opportunity to develop your skills and the opportunity to make a difference to students within a supportive collaborative department.

For any informal enquiries please call 01904 876477 and ask to speak to Liz Prance (Wellbeing Team Manager).

In addition to a competitive salary and the opportunity to work at our beautiful campus in the heart of York, YSJ employees enjoy access to a superb range of benefits including –

  • Generous annual leave entitlement (plus additional leave days during our Christmas closure period)
  • Pension scheme
  • Health cash plan
  • Training and development
  • Discounts at a wide range of high street brands and local companies, including shops, cinemas and gyms.

We welcome all applicants and particularly people from minority ethnic backgrounds as they are underrepresented within the university.

Please note that CVs are not accepted in place of the application form.

Closing Date -
Friday 20 July 2018 at midnight

Provisional Interview Date -
Friday 03 August 2018

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