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Mental Health & Well Being Advisor - 4ASDW1W

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Liverpool Hope University provides a comprehensive range of Student Support Services, offering professional advice and assistance to students and a consultation service to staff.  We are seeking to appoint a part-time (term-time only) Mental Health practitioner to work for two days each week, within the Student Development and Well-being Team.

The post holder will be based at our Hope Park and/or Creative Campus, providing professional assessment, support and advice to students experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties.  The post holder will also advise on issues relating to the management of student mental health across the wider university community and engage in university-wide mental well-being awareness activities.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in mental health assessment and support, risk management, and will have experience of dealing with a wide range of complex needs, ideally within an education setting.  Experience of developing safety/crisis plans with clients is essential and applicants will have a good working knowledge of community-based resources in order to enable collaborative working with external agencies. 

Applicants should be educated to degree level or equivalent with a relevant professional qualification/training in mental health (e.g. Community Psychiatric Nurse, Psychiatric/Mental Health Social Work or similar). Candidates will be able to demonstrate post-qualification experience of providing clinical mental health support services within a demanding environment such as HE/FE, NHS, Social Work or voluntary sector to clients presenting with moderate to complex mental health difficulties. 

A thorough knowledge in the provision of mental health support and current statutory mental health legislation, as well as a clear understanding of statutory/community mental health services and third sector support provision is highly desirable. Ideally, the candidate will be skilled in the promotion of mental health support initiatives in innovative ways that inspire and support others within the university community, and although not essential, the ability to deliver awareness training is desirable. 

This is a permanent part-time post, covering two days per week (ideally Tues and Weds, although negotiable) during university term-time across 36 weeks, between September and July.

Interviews provisionally scheduled to take place 2nd/3rd February 2022.

If you have any specific questions regarding any aspect of this role that is not covered within the job description/person specification for this role, please contact:

Mr John Ryan

Head of Welfare and Well-being

ryanj@hope.ac.uk

(0151) 291 3427

Role Specification

Mental Health & Well-being Adviser

Ref:   4ASDW1W

Salary:  Grade 6 £28,756 to £33,309 pro rata 2 days per week, term time only

Closing Date:  24th January 2022 at 5.00pm

Interviews provisionally scheduled to take place 2nd/3rd February 2022

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