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Mental Health & Wellbeing Advisor

We would like to appoint a Mental Health Advisor wishing to join a strong, dynamic, supportive department to contribute to the excellent learning environment we provide for our students.

Location: Cross Campus (Seevic, Benfleet & Palmers, Grays) 

Hours: Part-time, 4 days per week - 30hrs 

Salary: £30,591 FTE Pro-rata salary £21,154 (term time only - 39 weeks)

As a college, our strategy is Career-Focused Learning and ensuring that the learner experience and our relationship within our community, local and regional employers, are at the heart of everything we do.

We pride ourselves on maintaining a high-quality workforce to help our students reach their full potential; therefore, we are looking for passionate staff to help us achieve our pledge to the community. 

This role will require you to assess the needs of prospective and current students with mental health needs, offering relevant advice and support, or refer on to other internal or external services as appropriate.

Acting as an advisory figure to College staff and partners, in the support, identification or advice on mental health issues.

To act as a liaison between identified students and their parents/carers in respect to their support provision.

You will develop bespoke training for staff, in order to enhance the support available to specific student groups.

You will need to demonstrate previous experience and knowledge working within a similar environment. Experience and an understanding of working with young adults with Mental Health problems is an important part of the role. You will be effective in managing a caseload and working on your own initiative.

How to apply

To be considered for this role, please send a copy of your current CV and covering letter to Richard Mills, Recruitment Lead: before the closing date.

The closing date for the above post is Friday 30th August 2019.

Additional Information:
USP College is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity. All appointments are based solely on the merit and abilities
of each applicant regardless of age, gender, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic origin or disability. The welfare of our students and staff is paramount. We are committed to safeguarding (including the prevention of radicalisation). The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate a commitment and knowledge in these areas and will be required to undertake appropriate checks as part of the recruitment process including DBS and referencing, as well as providing proof of your right to work in the UK.  See our website for further information and updates of any other vacancies