Mental Health Wellbeing Advisor – REQ8216

December 29, 2022

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Job Description

Full Job Description

The Student Mental Health & Wellbeing Adviser will work within a small team alongside other Advisers and the Student Mental Health & Wellbeing Manager, supporting the development of a busy service that promotes good mental health and wellbeing. You will be responsible for working as the team’s duty adviser, triaging and responding to urgent student need, conducting initial assessments of students with a range of emotional difficulties and signposting students to appropriate services both within the University and externally, including referrals to statutory services. You will also be supporting students who report experiencing harassment, bullying, hate incidents, domestic violence and/or sexual violence and also any reported students.


About you

We are looking for resilient, confident individuals with significant, recent experience of working with service users with mental health difficulties and a proven ability to effectively manage crisis situations to join our hard working, friendly and innovative team. You will be a good proactive team player who can also work well independently, you will have excellent communication skills, be able to manage sensitive situations with both students and staff and be enthusiastic about promoting mental health awareness within the University. You will be working within an evolving dynamic service that is responsive to the needs of the students. We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic individuals and from people who are LGBTQ+.


The skills and experience you will need to be successful

  • Registered practitioner with either the HCPC, NMC or Social Work England, such as a social worker, mental health nurse, or OT, with significant and current experience of supporting service users in mental health settings OR significant experience working with students experiencing difficulties with their mental health in a higher educational setting
  • A demonstratable understanding of the support needs of higher education students
  • Detailed and current knowledge of NHS structures, practices, and referral systems with respect to mental health, and of the work of other support agencies


Details about the role

This role is offered on a full time (35 hours per week) and permanent basis.


Please note that the University is operating a hybrid working model which means a mix of working on site and from home, confirmation of days worked on campus are arranged with the line manager.


Application process

To apply, please complete our online application form ensuring to address the essential selection criteria in the ‘Evidence for selection criteria’ section.


Interview and assessment process

Closing date: 3th January 2023


It is expected that the interview will take place on week commencing 9th January 2023


Please Note: The Job Reference # for this post is REQ8216


Employment Visa: Under the UK Governments PSB scheme this role meets the criteria to be sponsored by LSBU for a Skilled Worker Route (SWR) application.


Please be advised that currently LSBU will only support the Certificate of Sponsorship for any employment visas and will not support the payment of the employment visa for the offered candidate and/or dependants.


Recruitment Process: The email account you use to apply will be used for recruitment communication. Please ensure that you use an email account that you regularly monitor.


We reserve the right to close the vacancy early, should we receive sufficient applications.