Mental Health Adviser

York, United Kingdom
hourly rate of £15.16 plus holiday entitlement
06 Sep 2019
24 Sep 2019
Fixed Term

Department: Student Services
Salary: hourly rate of £15.16 plus holiday entitlement
Contract Duration: Approx 8 weeks - casual basis thereafter
Closing Date: Tuesday 24 September 2019 at midnight
Interview Date: Monday 07 October 2019  

The Role

Hourly rate of £15.16 per hour plus holiday entitlement (bringing the total to £17.44 per hour)

Part time (14.8 hours per week, Mondays & Tuesdays) for a period of 8 weeks.  After this period work will be undertaken on a casual basis

Location: York

We are seeking enthusiastic professionals to work on a bank/sessional basis to support our permanent team during the busiest times of the academic calendar.

You will provide responsive, specialist mental health support to York St John University students who are experiencing emotional and psychological 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 (Counsellors, Mental Health Advisers, Welfare 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.

A psychological practitioner registered with a professional body (e.g. HCPC, NMC) you will have experience of supporting young adults with mental health difficulties. 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.

Please note that due to the nature of the work current York St John students are not eligible to apply for this role.

For informal inquiries please contact Joanne Addis, Wellbeing Team Manager on 01904 876455

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. 

As part of our commitment to providing an inclusive working environment, consideration is given to all request for job share or flexible working arrangements.

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

Closing Date - Tuesday 24 September 2019 at midnight

Provisional Interview Date - Monday 07 October 2019

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