Specialist Mental Health/ASD Mentor

The Learning Support Centre
£22 per hour
13 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016
Contract Type
The Learning Support Centre & Jotters have been providing support to disabled people since 2003. We are a vibrant company that is empowered by its people. We provide support to disabled people in education and the workplace. We are currently growing our disability confidence and accessibility, consultancy and training services. Specialist Mental Health/ASD Mentor Contract: Flexible working hours, Term time only Overall purpose of role To provide a complementary service to existing support within the educational institution or workplace, addressing the needs of clients with mental health difficulties who need help to overcome barriers in order to achieve their full potential. Main Duties and responsibilities To support allocated students on a 1:1 basis with the practical impact of their mental health difficulties on their academic experience To work closely and communicate effectively with the University’s Mental Health Inclusion Team to support liaison with academic staff and university services. To deliver focused interventions to build confidence and motivate your students to attend their timetabled sessions and undertake the independent study required to complete their course To have knowledge and appreciation of the range of activities, courses, opportunities, organisations and individuals that could be drawn upon to provide additional support for students and encourage independence To work closely with the line manager to be responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of the impact support has on student attendance, retention, achievement and progression. Keep accurate records of work done with students Make effective use of supervision to ensure good practice in providing safe and effective support. Skills, Knowledge & Experience Experience in studying or working in a Higher Education setting to ensure understanding and relation to a diverse range of learners and staff within the institution Sound knowledge of how mental health conditions impact on academic performance Committed to working within the social model of mental health support and experience of psycho-social interventions Professional experience of supporting people with mental health conditions Ability to identify risk and make the appropriate referral with support of the Support Coordinator Sound knowledge of the equality model and good practice An awareness of possible stigma and discrimination around people with mental health conditions Excellent communication skills Ability to recognise your own limitations, to establish and maintain boundaries within a professional role and confidence to refer to other services where appropriate Professional experience of supporting individuals with mental health conditions in an educational setting Confidence in working independently with learners A logical approach to problem solving and close attention to detail Application of quality standards to all tasks undertaken and ensures that nothing is overlooked Registration to a Professional auditing body : This can include Nursing and Midwifery Council, HPCP Health and Care Professions Council OR A vocational qualification in Social Work, Occupational Therapy or Psychiatric Nursing OR/AND Holds a degree; AND Comprehensive training in adult autism which must include: All 5 NAS core autism online training modules or NAS tutor-led course OR Holds a PG Certificate in Autism / PG Certificate in Asperger’s Benefits Continual Professional Development Working with innovative team and winners of the 2015 Leicester Mercury Business Award for services. A friendly and fun atmosphere To apply for this role please click the apply link below. This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/66882683