2 x Wellbeing Practitioners: Southampton University, Hants.

 

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £31,406 to £38,587 Per annum or pro rata per annum for part time role
Permanent full and part time roles
Closing Date:  Tuesday 11 January 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1650221EW

Wellbeing Team Specialist Practitioner x 2 posts (1.8 FTE)

We are currently seeking two innovative and enthusiastic Wellbeing Specialist Practitioners to join the Student Wellbeing Team in Student Services.   There are two roles that have some variation in tasks.

Applications will be for both roles and any preferences to be stated in additional information and/or at interview.

Role 1: Specialist Student Support Practitioner.  

The full-time role (35 hours) will be based in the Student Support Review Team

The focus of Student Support Review meetings is to support students if concerns are raised about their health, wellbeing and behaviour which may be impacting on their academic progress and/or general management of life at University or on placement. The meeting is an opportunity to discuss what support could be put in place for the student.    The Specialist Student Support Practitioner chairs the meeting.  Representatives from the student’s faculty will also be present.

Main duties include:

  • Reviewing requests for Student Support Review Panels and Chairing these panels.
  • Creation of bespoke support plans for the student.
  • Engaging across the University with other specialist roles, such as Visa Team, Student Disability and Inclusion team, Student Finance team and Faculty Academic teams.
  • Contribute to risk reviews and risk management strategies.
  • Oversee a case load of students, completing and monitoring the action plan outcomes from the Panel meeting and liaison across campus in respect of this student as needed.
  • Proficiently using Microsoft Teams to conduct remote online video appointments to meet the students’ needs and use data management systems to manage your caseload of students.
  • Offering a flexible approach with excellent planning, communication and organisational skills and be willing to take an active role in the development of the service.
  • Contribute to University wide projects with specialist knowledge.
  • Work collegially with other colleagues to take a multi-disciplinary approach which creates a seamless student experience to support our students.

 

Role 2:  Wellbeing Practitioner

This part time role (28 hours) will be based in the Wellbeing Practitioner Team

The Wellbeing Practitioner will work with a caseload of students to provide advice and support to students on wellbeing issues.  This may include safeguarding concerns, emotional wellbeing, mental health difficulties and family support.

The Wellbeing Practitioner will also support the Wellbeing Outreach team with case discussions and advice.

Main duties include:

  • Manage a case load of students by providing individual one to one support within a short-term support model.
  • Duty practitioner for the Open-door service between the core hours of 9 – 5 a minimum of once a week.
  • Contribute to risk reviews and risk management strategies.
  • Contribute to the management processes of those student cases that present as a concern.
  • Proficiently using Microsoft Teams to conduct remote online video appointments to meet the students’ needs and use data management systems to manage your caseload of students.
  • Offering a flexible approach with excellent planning, communication and organisational skills and be willing to take an active role in the development of the service.
  • Contribute to University wide projects with specialist knowledge.
  • Actively promote the work of the Wellbeing Team both within the University and the wider local community, including offering support and training to staff across the University.
  • Ensure all records are updated in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Work collegially with other colleagues to take a multi-disciplinary approach which creates a seamless student experience to support our students.

The Wellbeing Practitioner team is part of the Student Wellbeing Service.  The service offer includes:  a 24/7 Open Door drop-in service, wellbeing workshops and events; a team of wellbeing practitioners, including specialist support for sexual violence and harassment and self-help resources.

Services offered by Student Services range from an Early Years Centre providing a childcare facility for children up to the age of 5 to our 24/7 wellbeing support provision for students, as well as some of the biggest and best leisure facilities in the area.

 

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