Mental Health Adviser

6216

Academic Development and Services
UAL - Various sites, London UK
Full time
Dean of Students
Permanent
Yes

10 August 2020 17:00

21 August 2020
£38,694.00 - £46,423.00 per annum

The post offer 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.

This post is to support extended opening hours and will involve working on early evenings and Saturdays (40 weeks a year and no more than a five day work week), subject to operational requirements. Additional information available with the application pack.

University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts.

Every position within the University plays an important part in shaping future creative professionals, and impacts on the future of so many creative industries.

UAL is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive university - a place where we all can be ourselves and reach our full potential in our work, learning and creative practice. 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.

 

 

You will be an experienced mental health professional with an understanding of students’ needs, along with knowledge and understanding of relevant government policies.

You will have a degree and a professional qualification in the field of mental health (RMN, MA/MSc Social Work) 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
  • developing and delivering training
  • implementing preventative work to promote mental well being and resilience and
  • working, collaborating and problem-solving 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.

Appointment to this role is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed.

If you have any queries you may contact ADS Recruitment Team via email ADSstaffrecruitment@arts.ac.uk or telephone: 020 7514 2965 / 9627.


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 a diverse and inclusive university - a place where we all can be ourselves and reach our full potential in our work, learning and creative practice. 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.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

This opportunity is closed to applications.