Specialist Mental Health Mentor
Part-time – initially 2 days per week, mainly during term-time
The University wishes to appoint a Specialist Mentor to join its existing team, who provide Band 4 Non Medical Help support for eligible students. The successful candidate will join an existing team of three Specialist Mentors who are passionate about a student-centric, empowering approach to the role. The role will mainly involve specialist mentoring for students with mental health difficulties, who have been awarded this support through Disabled Students’ Allowance.
The successful candidate will have an excellent understanding of mental health and wellbeing issues, particularly as they relate to young adults, and will be able to draw on a wide range of strategies in their mentoring. We are looking for excellent interpersonal, communication and record-keeping skills, preferably with prior experience of specialist mentoring with young adults and within a higher education setting.
Professional accreditation is essential in order to carry out this role and candidates will be required to provide evidence of their accreditation at interview stage.
This work is regulated by the Disabled Students’ Allowance Quality Assurance Group (DSA-QAG). As a registered Non Medical Help provider, the University complies with the DSA-QAG Quality Assurance Framework.
Our Specialist Mentors participate in regular peer supervision and work collaboratively with the wider Student Support team which provides advice, information and guidance on a range of topics such as finance, accommodation, disability support and welfare/wellbeing. Mentors use their expertise to help develop University policy on mental health and wellbeing, and contribute to team supervision and staff training.
Application forms should be emailed to email@example.com or posted to:
Human Resources Department
Norwich University of the Arts
3-7 Redwell Street