Specialist Mentor (Mental Health Condition)

Salford, North West

£28.00 per hour

Qualified Specialist Mentors are required to provide one-to-one support to students with a mental health condition studying in higher education.

The purpose of the role is to work with students assisting them to recognise barriers to learning and provide strategies to develop their skills in the management of the impact of the condition on their academic experience. This includes strategies to manage anxiety in stressful situations, to develop concentration skills, time management skills, to prioritise workloads and create schedules of work-life balance.

We offer:

  • Flexible working hours to suit applicant’s availability
  • Competitive hourly pay rate, plus holiday pay per hour
  • Continuing Professional Development allowance
  • Free CPD accredited online training on relevant topics
  • Optional workplace pension scheme
  • In-person and online tutor assignments

Applicants must have:
A degree (or equivalent) and;
Knowledge and experience of working with adults with a mental health condition and;
Professional membership of at least one of the following professional bodies:

  • Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP) - Full member
  • The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) accreditation - Accredited membership
  • The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) - Registered Member (MBACP)/ Accredited Member (MBACP – Accred)
  • British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) - Under a member institution
  • British Psychological Society (BPS) - Chartered Member (CPsychol)/ IAPT register/ Graduate Member (MBPsS) AND a PG qualification in Psychology or Mental Health
  • Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA) - Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist member
  • Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners (FDAP) - National Counsellor Accreditation Certificate (NCAC)
  • General Medical Council (GMC) – Psychiatry – Full member or above
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) - Arts Therapist/ Occupational Therapist/ Practitioner Psychologist/ Social worker in England
  • Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) - Accredited member
  • National Counselling Society (NCS) - Accredited Registrants (MNCS Accred)/ Accredited Professional Registrant (MNCS Prof Accred)/ Senior Accredited Registrant status (MNCS Snr Accred)/ NCS Fellowship (FNCS)
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) – Mental Health Nurse/ Community Mental Health nurse / Psychiatric Nurse
  • Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)
  • Social Care Wales (SCW)
  • Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC)
  • UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) - Full clinical individual member
  • The University Mental Health Advisers Network (UMHAN) - Mentor member
  • Association of Christian Counsellors (UK) - Accredited Counsellor