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Mental Health Adviser

Student Affairs

Location:  City Centre Campus
Salary:  £31,872 to £34,644 per annum
Permanent
Closing Date:  Thursday 31 January 2019
Interview Date:  Thursday 14 February 2019
Reference:  012019-04

 

Student Affairs are seeking a Mental Health Adviser to join our  Counselling and Wellbeing Team in the provision and development of advice and practical support for prospective and current students with mental health difficulties at all our campuses.

The successful candidate will also contribute to the development of University policies and procedures relating to the support for students and prospective students with mental health difficulties, including the development of inclusive teaching and assessment.

Student Affairs encourages diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, including disabled people and people who identify as LGBTQ+.

Please call Karin Qureshi on 0121 331 7759 for an informal conversation about the role and duties.

The required skills for the role are as follows: 

Essential

  • First degree or equivalent
  • A nursing, social work or other relevant professional qualification
  • Significant experience of working within a voluntary, community or statutory mental health setting
  • Significant experience of providing emotional support in a professional setting
  • Some counselling skills training
  • Experience of crisis management
  • A sound knowledge of statutory and voluntary mental health provision
  • A sound understanding of the principles of Safeguarding and the ability to recognise and act upon a safeguarding concern
  • A sound understanding of confidentiality / data protection issues
  • An ability to work proactively and enthusiastically without detailed supervision
  • Sound written and oral communication skills with a wide variety of audiences
  • The ability to work in a student-centred way
  • An ability and willingness to consider new ways of working and to apply new technology 

Desirable

  • Experience of higher education or working with students or young people
  • Experience of developing and delivering training on mental health issues
  • Experience in the development of mental health policies, procedures or protocols
  • An understanding of the principles of Single-Session Therapy
  • Good IT skills including MS Office suite, email / internet
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Please note; on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. If this does happen, we will contact all candidates via email who have started but not yet completed their application, giving 48 hours’ notice.   We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.
 
Birmingham City University holds an Athena Swan Bronze Award and promotes the advancement of gender equality through Representation, Progression and Success for All. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
 
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.


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