Part-Time Mental Health Adviser (0.8FTE)

Abertay University

Europe , United Kingdom

Part-Time

Ending On: 26 Jan 2020 3 days to go

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Job Description

We are looking for Part-Time Mental Health Adviser (0.8FTE)

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Requirements: Salary: £27,511 to £32,817 (Grade 6)
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Location: Dundee
Salary: £27,511 to £32,817 (Grade 6)
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 9th December 2019
Closes: 26th January 2020
Job Ref: REQ000409

Abertay is a modern university with a global outlook, rooted in its local and national communities. We have made our mark with high quality, well-directed teaching and research, and a stimulating and enriching experience for our students.

The Student Support Service provides a fully integrated support service for students at Abertay, which aims to provide high quality professional, impartial, non-judgemental advice and guidance on a broad range of issues. Based in the Bernard King Library, it is made up of five teams:

Counselling and Mental Health

Helping students to improve their mental wellbeing enhance their study and reach their full potential.

Learner Development Service

Offering Support with a wide range of academic skills issues, from writing for essays and dissertations, time management, group work to maths and statistics.

Advisory Service

Providing support for practical and personal issues including finance, housing, international and student welfare issues. In addition, staff support students with dyslexia, and other specific learning difficulties, disabilities and long-term conditions.

Abertay Sport

Abertay Sport’s mission is to maintain the position of Abertay University as a leading university for sport and physical activity in participation

Careers Service

Offering careers education, information, advice and guidance for current students and recent graduates.

The Counselling and Mental Health Service currently has a vacancy for a Mental Health Adviser. Reporting to the Senior Counsellor, the principal task is to provide short-term sets of therapeutic focused interventions for students who have disclosed serious and enduring mental health difficulties, working closely with other University services and with external services. The post holder will also a play leading role in ensuring a co-ordinated response to any concerns about individual students’ mental health, promote positive mental wellbeing to students, and be responsible for increasing mental health awareness and delivering staff training.

The post holder will be educated to at least degree level and hold a mental health, nursing, social work or psychological therapy qualification. Ideally, candidates would have a minimum two years’ post-qualification experience in a therapeutic setting and have a solid understanding of safeguarding issues. Through your experience, you will be able to demonstrate empathy and an ability to build rapport quickly with people from a wide variety of backgrounds. It is essential to have the ability to manage competing demands. This will require both effective planning and a willingness to work flexibly within a close-knit team environment. Additionally, the Service is looking for individuals who are committed to personal and professional development both for themselves and for the clients they serve.

This post is deemed exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act; therefore, an Enhanced Disclosure will be sought from Disclosure Scotland for the successful candidate.

If you wish to discuss the vacancy, further please contact Tricia Williams, Senior Counsellor T.Williams@abertay.ac.uk.

If you believe you have the skills and experience for this exciting and challenging role, please submit your application through our online recruitment system, which can be found at www.abertay.ac.uk/discover/work-here/jobs

Committed to Equal Opportunities

Abertay University Dundee is a Scottish Registered Charity, No: SC016040

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