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Disability & Mental Health Adviser (Ref:187)

Salary range: 
£30,942 to £34,804 pa

A full time, permanent vacancy has arisen for a dedicated and enthusiastic mental health practitioner to join the Disability and Wellbeing team at the University of Suffolk.

The successful candidate will:

  • Support students with emerging or enduring mental health conditions that may be impacting on study or academic progression
  • Play a role in safeguarding and protecting students through direct intervention, signposting or referring to specialist services.
  • Work flexibly to effectively lead and promote positive health and wellbeing amongst our diverse student body, through a range of delivery methods.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills with experience of delivering a person-centred and confidential service.
  • Have substantial experience of working one-to-one and on a group basis.
  • Build positive relationships with University colleagues and external partners.

Candidates must hold a degree or equivalent, have a background in a health-related profession (such as Nursing, Mental Health Services, Counselling, Social Work etc.), and be registered with an appropriate professional body that aligns with Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) Non-Medical Helpers Mandatory Criteria.

This appointment is subject to a current, satisfactory DBS check.

Interview date: Friday 4th June 2021

We are actively committed to growing and supporting a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all backgrounds and communities. We particularly welcome applications from black and ethnic minority candidates and from candidates with a disability who are currently under-represented within our workforce. 

We consider flexible working requests for all our vacancies.

Closing date: 
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 17:00

How to apply:

  1. Read the Guidance Notes and Privacy Notice
  2. Fill in the Application Cover Sheet
  3. Fill in the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
  4. Attach a curriculum vitae and a covering letter setting out clearly how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the post

Please return them as Word (.doc) or Rich Text Format (.rtf) attachments by email to including the post title and reference number in the email subject heading.

If you a have a disability and need to use a different method to apply for the role then please contact our recruitment team so we can make the adjustments to the process for you.

After submitting your application, if you have not heard from us before the interview date shown, please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview.

If you would like to request support or ask questions about any of our vacancies, or us as an employer, please contact us via the email above or by telephoning 01473 338351.

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