Mental Health Advisor

  • Location
    Kingston Upon Thames, Greater London
  • Salary
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Education and Training
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Education & Childcare - Higher Education

Mental Health Advisor

Location: Kingston Upon Thames

Salary: £18.04

Duration: ASAP - 2 months

Working pattern: 37 hours per week, Hybrid working

Contract type: Temporary

Job Purpose: To contribute to a professional and specialist advice and support service to students with disabilities, mental health conditions and medium to long term health problems, to enable them to access their studies successfully, and to encourage academic progress and student retention.

To contribute to the work of the Students Directorate in the formulation, promotion, delivery, monitoring and review of university policies and procedures regarding students with disabilities and mental health conditions to ensure legal and contractual obligations under equality legislation.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • To provide a professional and specialist advice and information service to disabled students and those with diagnosed/suspected mental health conditions. This service is to be provided for current students and potential students interested in applying to the university.

  • To accurately interpret, and keep up to date with, all relevant legislation relating to disabilities and mental health conditions, to ensure that accurate and appropriate advice is offered.

  • To maintain a case work portfolio providing continuing support for individual applicants and students as appropriate. This may involve regular reviews and updates of provision, and case conferences with faculty staff and central services, to ensure that students are able to access their studies effectively throughout their time at the University.

  • To organise and prioritise a client caseload; to routinely monitor and review casework, considering any urgent action required and mandatory deadlines for submission of applications and to take responsibility for deciding when to invoke peer or management supervision.

  • To offer advice on individual support plans and referrals to an approved Needs Assessment Centre, to enable students to apply for Disabled Students Allowance or other relevant funding to cover their support needs.

  • To keep thorough, accurate and up to date client case notes ensuring compliance with confidentiality, professional standards and GDPR.

  • To identify circumstances where it is necessary to breach confidentiality and clients who are at risk of harming themselves or others and to invoke emergency procedures or referrals where necessary, ensuring that duty of care responsibilities are discharged at all times.

  • To actively use the online student enquiry and case management system to record relevant information on clients and case work and to keep thorough, accurate and up to date client case notes ensuring compliance with confidentiality, professional standards and GDPR

If you would like to find out more about this position, please upload your most up to date CV. We will contact all short-listed candidates.

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