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Specialist Mentor (Mental Health)

Chester, Cheshire
£25.00 Per Day
Job Type
Part Time
4 Jun 2021
Do you have a background in mental health? Are you seeking a new rewarding and fulfilling role, where you have the opportunity to help students achieve their academic and personal goals?

We are looking for experienced individuals who can provide one-to-one mentor support to students at The University of Chester and the surrounding area.

You will work on a one-to-one basis with students to create individual work plans, to support with the challenges of university life and to act as a trusted advisor for the students. Your support will help students to achieve their academic and personal goals and to build their independence for the future.


Flexible working hours on a part-time basis - you can choose your own hours
A competitive hourly pay rate plus additional benefits, e.g. holiday pay
Working for the UK's leading provider - you're in safe hands
Interacting directly with students - helping them to achieve their goals


You will provide individual support to students with mental health disabilities. You will help your students with the following:

Providing specialist and specifically tailored support for students to address barriers to their learning
Establishing strategies to help students learn independently
Assisting students in overcoming difficulties such as time management, prioritising workload and creating a work-life balance
Managing stresses or anxieties students may have related to university or changes they are experiencing

You will work closely with Randstad regarding the needs of individual students, ensuring that any concerns are addressed in a timely manner. You will be expected to act professionally and maintain confidentiality within your role at all times, sharing any relevant information with Randstad to ensure the best possible service to your students.


As this is a specialist role, it is essential that you are a member of one of the below professional bodies:

Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP)
British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Accreditation
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) Individual or MBACP
British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) - Under a member institution
British Psychological Society Chartered Member (CPsychol)/IAPT register/ Graduate Member (MBPsS) AND also PG qualification in Psychology or Mental Health
Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA) Accredited Member
Federation of Drugs & Alcohol Professionals (FDAP)
General Medical Council (GMC) - Psychiatry
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) (Arts Therapist/ Occupational Therapist/ Practitioner Psychologist/ Social worker in England)
Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP) Accredited Member
National Counsellor Accreditation Certificate (NCAC)
National Counselling Society (Senior Accredited Member or above)
Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) - Mental Health Nurse/ Community Mental Health Nurse / Psychiatric Nurse.
Social worker body for Scotland SSSC/ Wales CCWales/ NI (NISCC)
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Full Clinical Individual Member
UMHAN member

Further skills/requirements include:

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to identify ways of helping students to build on their learning strengths
Maintaining a confidential and professional working relationship
Ensuring the student's needs are made the main priority at all times

If you meet these requirements and are interested in a rewarding and flexible role supporting students in higher education, then we want to hear from you. Please apply online today.

Randstad SWS acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad SWS is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone
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  • Job Reference: 299252119-2
  • Date Posted: 4 June 2021
  • Employer: Randstad Student Support
    Randstad Student Support
  • Location: Chester, Cheshire
  • Salary: £25.00 Per Day
  • Bonus/Benefits: 28 days holiday pro rata
  • Sector: Education / Training, Mental Health
  • Job Type: Part Time