Job Description

The AA is currently seeking a highly qualified and registered mental health professional with extensive experience in assessing, providing, and coordinating individualised mental health support for students facing acute, complex, or enduring mental health challenges. This exciting new role will be an integral part of the existing Wellbeing Service, and the successful candidate will demonstrate clinical expertise and initiative in developing and establishing effective methods of delivering mental health and wellbeing support to students. They will also be responsible for managing referral pathways and implementing ongoing case-management strategies.

The post-holder will conduct triage assessments and drop-in appointments, as well as offer short-term and long-term support to students seeking assistance with managing various psychological issues. A key aspect of this role is actively participating in risk management and proactively providing rapid and effective support to prevent potential crises. This will include cases that require internal or external liaison on behalf of the students, devising and managing Reasonable Adjustment Plans, and providing guidance and advice to AA staff regarding student mental health matters.

The Mental Health Advisor will play a crucial role in identifying and implementing institution-wide support systems and psychoeducational initiatives, which encompass staff training and student workshops. It is highly beneficial for the candidate to possess experience and comprehension of the specific challenges prevalent in the higher education sector and how they influence mental health and wellbeing within an HE setting.

Operating within a fast-paced and dynamic academic environment, the successful candidate will thrive in collaboration while also displaying self-motivation; an essential aspect of this role involves the ability to work effectively and independently, showcasing their aptitude for managing responsibilities independently with diligence and dedication.

Top of Form

By joining our Wellbeing Service, the post holder will contribute significantly to the enhancement of student support within the AA School, promoting mental health and wellbeing at our institution. If you are an ambitious and compassionate mental health professional, seeking an opportunity to make a meaningful impact in a dynamic higher education environment, we encourage you to apply and become part of our service.

What we offer:

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, including up to 40 days’ leave per annum, in addition to Bank Holidaya defined pension scheme, season ticket loans and access to professional development opportunities.

You will also be able to take part and be involved in a creative and unique teaching environment, where the students display their amazing work with various on-site exhibitions, public programmes and lectures.

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