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Mental Health Specialist

PVC Students

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 per annum
Grade:  Grade 08
Contract Type:  Continuing
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 25 April 2021
Interview Date:  Tuesday 11 May 2021
Reference:  R210114
Release Date:  Thursday 01 April 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and suitably qualified and experienced Mental Health Specialist to work within the University’s Counselling and Mental Wellbeing Service.

You will be required to deliver appropriate mental health support to students experiencing mental health difficulties whilst at University to enable them to engage successfully with their studies. This includes clinical assessment, risk management, responding to crisis situations, deciding on appropriate interventions, and collaborative working both within the University and externally. You will have a caseload of complex students who require longer term support, monitoring, and reasonable adjustments to teaching and assessment practices.  You will also plan and deliver training and awareness workshops for University staff and students relating to mental health and wellbeing.

We are looking for a Registered Mental Health Nurse with current NMC registration or Registered Mental Health Social Worker, who has experience of working with young adults, and a proven ability to assess risk of harm to self or others, managing or referring appropriately when the need arises.  The successful candidate is required to have clearance from the DBS (The Disclosure and Barring Service).

The post is based at Aston University campus but may require occasional outreach work within the West Midlands.

Please note: Redeployees will be given priority consideration for vacancies

Please note that anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment.   Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel.  We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered. Please note that only answers that fall within the application form questions will be assessed. 

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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.



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