Purpose of the Job
The post holder, in collaboration with counsellors, will contribute to the delivery and development of a range of services including individual and group work, provision of a professional advisory service for staff and students, internal or external referral, and curation of psycho-educational or self-help resources. As a Mental Health Adviser you will assist and support the Wellbeing Manager in promoting, developing, and maintaining a safe and ethical Wellbeing Service within the University. This will include looking at key times throughout the academic year and proactively planning and organising events and interventions to promote wellbeing activities with Student Representatives. The post holder will contribute to the development and maintenance of a supportive and coherent approach to work within the wellbeing team. The post-holder will be responsible for mental health matters with due regard to professional code of practice, MH legislation and equal opportunity legislation. This post reports to the Wellbeing Manager.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Other Duties and Responsibilities
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Recognised Mental Health professional qualification and 5 years’ experience working within a mental health service with registration from a Professional body such as CCW, NMC, HCPC.
Knowledge of local and national mental health services relevant to the needs of students in higher education.
Knowledge of the effects of study upon the mental health and wellbeing of a diverse student population.
Excellent interpersonal skills and communication (verbal and written) skills including the ability to communicate effectively in both Welsh and English.
Good IT skills with the ability to learn and use new systems.
Ability to work in a team that encompasses a range of theoretical perspectives and professional specialisms.
Ability to collaborate across departments and external agencies in the best interests of students.
Ability to work under own initiative, and with minimum of supervision, to manage own workload effectively whilst under pressure.
The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds. We strive to develop a workforce from all sections of the community regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, or age. We promote and facilitate the use of the Welsh language through our progressive Welsh Language Policy. We comply with the Welsh Language Standards and are committed to equality of opportunity. You are welcome to apply for any job in English or Welsh and all applications submitted will be treated equally.
We are a member of Advance HE’s Athena SWAN Gender Equality charter and hold a Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to and progress towards gender equality within the University’s policies, practices, and culture. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
All members of staff have a duty to ensure their actions are in line with the overall environmental aims of the University and minimise their environmental impact.
All offers are made subject to proof of eligibility to work in the UK and receipt of satisfactory references.
All candidates must meet the requirements of UK ‘right to work’ requirements *** If you require Home Office permission to work in the UK, or need to switch your visa status in order to take this job we recommend you use the following link to information about the routes into employment and to check eligibility requirements:
Please note that we are unable to employ anyone who does not have the right to live and work in the UK legally. When applying for this post you will be required to explain the basis upon which you believe you will be able to live and work in the UK legally on the commencement date of the role should your application be successful.
Please note that, in the event of applications being received from candidates on the University’s Redeployment Register with a reasonable skills match to the post specification, these applicants will be given prior consideration.
Disclosure & Barring Service
This post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.
As Bangor University meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, all applicants who are offered employment will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions. DBS checks will be updated every 3 years.
Candidates should note that the University uses an external Umbrella body to process DBS checks. As such you should be aware that, if successful in your application, your name and e-mail contact details will be shared with the Umbrella body in order that they may contact you to start the application process.
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