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Position: Wellbeing Advisor
Institution: University of Surrey
Department: Wellbeing Directorate
Location: Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom
Duties: To provide professional advice, liaison and coordination of support for students experiencing mental health difficulties, in order to enhance students and employees wellbeing and full engagement with work and community. The post holder is responsible for awareness training and for managing a caseload as part of the multidisciplinary team in the Wellbeing Directorate and will advise and liaise both within and outside the University
Requirements: Degree, HND, NVQ 4 qualified in nursing or equivalent relevant subject/relevant formal training, plus a number of years' experience in similar or related roles or significant vocational experience, demonstrating development through involvement in a series of progressively more demanding relevant work/roles, and the acquisition of appropriate professional or specialist knowledge. Membership of a recognised medical defence organisation for indemnity purposes. Registered Mental Health and/or Registered Nurse qualification with current NMC membership or social work qualification with HCPC membership. Experience of service delivery to auditable standards conforming to the requirements of clinical governance. Experience of working with clients with mental health difficulties and also of assessing and managing ‘at risk’ clients. Experience of case working/support working of clients with health difficulties. Understand and accept the need for strict compliance with confidentiality protocols. Ability to demonstrate awareness of the needs of patients and clients from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. Occasional out of hours working as required by the demands of the casework and client support elements of the role, or to contribute to institutional priorities (such as Open Days, or other promotional activities). Current professional indemnity insurance through a recognised provider. Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Clearance
Text: Wellbeing Advisor (Mental Health) Wellbeing Location: Guildford Salary: £32,236 to £39,609 per annum pro rata Fixed Term (Contract until 31/03/2019) Post Type: Full Time Advert Placed: Friday 30 November 2018 Closing Date: Friday 14 December 2018 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 084818-R The University of Surrey is recruiting for an experienced mental health practitioner to join our highly skilled team in the busy Centre for Wellbeing. This is a fixed term contract up until April 2019. We are looking for a dynamic and adaptable individual with significant experience in supporting people with a wide range of mental health difficulties and an enthusiasm for empowering students to achieve their potential within the Higher Education sector. The role itself will include case co-ordination of individuals with complex mental health needs, assessing and managing risk and contributing towards the advancement of a ‘stepped care’ model within a multi-disciplinary team context. Alongside this, the role will include the delivery of trainings to staff and students. The role also offers the opportunity to be involved in health promotion activities across the entire University community that help to reduce mental health stigma and promote positive wellbeing. Experience of working with risk will be advantageous as well as experience of teaching/training. This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to join a highly successful and forward thinking service, and make a significant difference to the lives of those working and studying at the University. You will be joining a team of enthusiastic and committed practitioners (nurses, social workers, counsellors and administrative staff) and working within a service that is continually striving to offer an excellent level of support to those in need. The University of Surrey is amongst the highest achieving universities in the United Kingdom, having been awarded the Times/ Sunday Times University of the Year Award for 2016. We are ranked 10th in The Times Higher Education Table of Tables for UK universities in 2017, and we are the recipient of four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes. This has positioned Surrey for even greater success in the future. In addition to a competitive salary you will receive 32 days annual leave/closure days and a great benefits package including pension and discounted membership to our world-renowned Surrey Sports Park.
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