Student Counselling and Mental Health Manager - £43k to £49k
A well known University in London is looking for a Mental Health and Student Counselling Manager to join its supportive team, providing individual support sessions and group support to students dealing with immediate crises or enduring difficulties affecting their life in general or University life, specifically; individual support frameworks for students presenting with mental health issues; and practical advice and guidance to academic colleagues on identifying and making appropriate referrals for students with mental health concerns.
- £43k to £49k, depending on experience etc.
- Permanent, full-time
- Excellent Holiday and Pension package
- Access to various facilites, including Sports, Catering, etc.
- Excellent benefits
- Location: London
The post-holder will be responsible for the leadership, management and development of the multi-disciplinary Student Counselling and Mental Health Service including Counsellors, Associate Trainee Counsellors, Mental Health Advisors, Counselling Psychologist, Psychiatric Consultancy and external specialist mental health care providers hosted on campus.
They will work closely with colleagues with the Disability and Dyslexia Services and across the University to develop and maintain clear referral mechanisms and protocols for supporting students with mental health issues. The post holder will coordinate staff to manage a varied and complex caseload of students, assessing and managing the risks, and providing appropriate interventions and referrals according to individual needs. They will develop awareness and training across the institution to influence the culture of the organisation, provide support for Academic Advisors and encourage students to engage with services. In addition, the post holder will themselves manage a small caseload of students.
- A degree or equivalent professional qualification
- A registered and experienced practitioner, such as a Counsellor, Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapist
- Relevant and recent experience of a) post-qualification therapeutic work with clients including the management of complex and challenging cases and clinical risk and b) managing a service supporting clients with mental health or emotional wellbeing issues, preferably in an educational environment, or with students / Young Adults, or similar.
- Significant experience of working in a service supporting people with complex and varied needs, including those with depression, bi-polar affective disorder and suicidal ideation/intent
- Demonstrable leadership, management and motivational skills with a practical and creative approach to problem solving
- Effective staff and service performance management, with experience of successfully leading and developing a professional team using a range of different theoretical models in short-term and solution-focussed interventions