This post offers an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic, hard-working and experienced mental health professionals to join the Counselling and Health Advice Service. You will work closely with your manager and colleagues to offer assessment, advice and support to students with mental health difficulties, so they can engage successfully with their studies and University life. You will provide advice and consultation to academic and support staff in colleges and halls of residences to respond to crises, manage risk concerns and support students to manage emerging and enduring mental health concerns. You will participate in activities to develop the service, to deliver training and to promote awareness of mental health and well-being. You will be based at the college site and there may be some flexibility to work from home for part of your working week. There may be a requirement to work one evening a week up to 7pm. We welcome applications from suitably qualified professionals with a diverse background.
Why choose us?
For the fourth year running, University of the Arts London is the world’s second University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2022. Our diverse and talented community comprises over 5,000 academic, professional, and technical staff. Together we are committed to social purpose. This includes creating a better a more sustainable world and championing race equality. We offer highly creative working environments that inspire staff across all areas to fulfil their potential and continuous training to further develop their skills and expertise. We also offer hybrid and flexible working practices, and excellent staff benefits to improve your work life balance.
You will be an experienced mental health professional with understanding of students’ needs. Experience working in a multidisciplinary team, collaborating and problem-solving. Along with knowledge and understanding of relevant government policies. You will have a degree, a professional qualification in the field of mental health (RMN, DipSW) or equivalent) and professional experience of working with a range of mental health issues. Your experience will include:-
- undertaking assessments;
- managing casework;
- a strong track record of responding proactively to crisis situations and of managing risk concerns;
- knowledge and experience of signposting, making referrals and assisting individuals to access specialist mental health services
- providing interventions to alleviate mental health symptoms and to promote mental well-being,
- conducting assessments and appointments online and in person.
- developing and delivering training;
- implementing preventative work to promote mental well being and resilience and
- working as part of a multi-disciplinary team,
You will have excellent communication skills, a flexible approach to work, and the ability to contain anxiety in yourself and others. Disclosure and Barring Service Check is required. Appointment to this role will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from employment. This will depend on the circumstances and background to your offence(s). If we receive a high volume of applications, we will close the application process before the advertised closing date. Candidates are therefore advised to submit applications early. If you have any queries you may contact Jaspreet Kaur, Resourcing Adviser via email on Educationstaffecruitment@arts.ac.uk.
Appointment to this role will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from employment. This will depend on the circumstances and background to your offence(s).
UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.