Student Wellbeing Practitioner - Mental Health Specialism (4237)

Student Wellbeing Practitioner - Mental Health Specialism

Faculty/Department
Student Support and Careers Services
Salary Scale
35,326 - 40,927 per annum
Full-time / Part-time
Full Time
Weekly Hours
36.5
Posted Date
06/04/2022
Closing Date
07/07/2022
Ref No
4237
Documents

Job Description

To promote a flexible workforce, the University will consider applications from individuals seeking full time, part time, job share, or term time only working arrangements.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and proactive mental health practitioner to join the Student Welling Service at Aberystwyth University. A Gold standard University. Voted Welsh University of the Year 2020 and top university in England and Wales for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2019)

The aim of the Student Wellbeing Service is to ensure that health and wellbeing are integral to everyday life for Aberystwyth students. Our focus is on supporting students to take responsibility for their own wellbeing and develop self-reliance. The Wellbeing Service does not duplicate or replace statutory provision but facilitates support pathways to other community services when necessary.

Working within a small multi-disciplinary team the post holder will support students to build resilience and develop a toolkit of skills to help them manage their mental health condition and achieve success while at university and beyond.

The ideal candidate will be a qualified and registered (or eligible for registration) mental health practitioner, with significant experience of providing support for mental health issues via a range of approaches. The post holder will also be able to demonstrate a strong track record of working safely and effectively with significant risk, using both internal referral processes and those within the wider context of NHS services and other statutory and voluntary agencies as necessary.

The post holder will be required to work flexibly according to the needs of the service.

Providing one to one support direct to students with diagnosed or emerging mental health issues, emotional and psychological difficulties and mental health mentoring sessions, as well developing and delivering psycho-educative workshops to groups of students and staff, whilst playing a key role in supporting staff in their interactions with students.

To make an informal enquiry, please contact Samantha Glennie at sjg5@aber.ac.uk.  

Successful applicants will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS) check.

Ref: SSC.22.4237

Under the UK Government’s points-based system scheme, this role meets the criteria to be sponsored by Aberystwyth University (AU) for a Skilled Worker Route (SWR) application. Please see below for more information on the sponsorship process.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities and in particular, those that are currently under-represented in our workforce. This includes but is not limited to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates and candidates with disabilities. We specifically encourage female candidates to apply for this post as they are currently under-represented at this level in our organisation.

We are a Bilingual Institution which complies with the Welsh Language Standards and is committed to Equal Opportunities. You are welcome to apply for any vacancy in Welsh or English and any application submitted will be treated equally.