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Mental Health Adviser X2

4405

Academic Development and Services
UAL - High Holborn
Full time
Dean of Students
Permanent
Yes

24 July 2018 23:55

16 August 2018
£37,265 - £44, 708

We are seeking to appoint 2 Mental Health Advisers

The posts 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 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 is a new post to support extended opening hours and will involve working on Saturdays (40 weeks a year round term time). 

 

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.

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,
  • developing and delivering training;
  • implementing preventative work to promote mental well being and resilience
  • 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.

We are looking for a pro-active and resourceful team player who enjoys, values and promotes supportive and inclusive services. 

In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, an attractive pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. Relocation assistance is available.

Appointment to this role will be subject to a criminal record check from the Criminal Records Bureau 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).

At UAL, everyone's identity matters. We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all our diverse students, staff, and the creative and cultural sector partners with whom we engage. We aim to take every opportunity to progress equality and diversity, and celebrate the enrichment this brings to our community.

Please visit http://jobs.arts.ac.uk where you are able search for the position, download an application pack and apply. Please note that C.V.’s submitted without a formal application form will not be accepted for consideration. If you have any queries about this role that are not covered in the documentation available below please contact Twinkle Brahmbhatt, Staffing Administrator, email ADSRecruitment@arts.ac.uk or Telephone: 020 7514 2965

Candidates are advised to submit applications early to avoid disappointment as we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date.

University of the Arts London aims to be an equal opportunities employer embracing diversity in all areas of activity.

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).
At UAL, everyone's identity matters. We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all our diverse students, staff, and the creative and cultural sector partners with whom we engage. We aim to take every opportunity to progress equality and diversity, and celebrate the enrichment this brings to our community.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early to avoid disappointment as we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date.