Mental Health Coordinator Required: University of St Andrews, Scotland
Student Services Salary: £33,797 – £40,322 per annum, pro rata
Start Date: As soon as possible
The purpose of this role is to support the University in meeting the needs of students with complex or enduring mental health problems by facilitating and coordinating access to appropriate mental health services. Working within Student Services accredited Matching Care model, deliver evidence based interventions and assistance to students in a manner that promotes their autonomy and independence. Meeting primarily on a one one-to-one basis, but also by offering telephone/email support, using online tools and assessment measures as well as delivering training. The role holder works as a member of the Student Services team in a flexible, collaborative and responsive manner.
The Mental Health Coordinator will be educated to degree level or equivalent, with a Post graduate qualification to at least PG diploma level in a relevant subject area e.g. mental health, CBT. The successful applicant will have Registration/Accreditation with a recognised professional body. Experience of working with adults or young people with serious or enduring mental health difficulties is essential, as is knowledge of relevant legislation relating to mental health and disability.
The post-holder will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be able to deliver training, and will be able to work independently and as part of the wider Student Services team. The post holder will work within the Matching Care model with colleagues who work as Wellbeing Advisers, Counsellors, Coaches, Cognitive Behavioural Therapists and Mental Health Coordinators. Additionally, they will liaise with academic schools and the wider University as required and will work closely with external agencies, such as General Practitioners and Community Mental Health Teams, to ensure a collaborative and holistic approach.
The successful applicant will play a key role in supporting the University’s response to critical student incidents where mental health may be a contributory factor. A flexible approach, including working extended hours as required, is necessary for this role. The post is for 40 weeks per year from September until June.