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Mental Health Specialist

Student & Academic Services

Salary: £33,199 to £39,609 per annum
Grade: Grade 08
Contract Type: Continuing
Basis: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Monday 12 November 2018
Interview Date: Thursday 29 November 2018
Reference: R180439

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and suitably qualified and experienced Mental Health Specialist to work within Student Services at Aston University.

You will be required to deliver appropriate mental health support to students experiencing mental health difficulties whilst at University to enable them to engage successfully with their studies. This includes clinical assessment, risk management, responding to crisis situations, and collaborative working both within the University and externally. You will also have a caseload of complex students who require longer term support and monitoring.

We are looking for someone with either a psychiatric nursing or specialist social worker background with an appropriate professional registration, experience of working with young adults, and a proven ability to assess risk of harm to self or others, managing or referring appropriately when the need arises. You will also have a post graduate level counselling / psychotherapy qualification and experience of providing short-term psychotherapeutic interventions for young adults.

The post is based at Aston University campus but may require occasional outreach work within the West Midlands.

Aston University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter http://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charter-marks/athena-swan/, recognised by a bronze award. We pride ourselves on our vibrant, friendly, supportive working environment and collaborative atmosphere.

Please visit our website http://www.aston.ac.uk/jobs for further information and to apply online.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.