Mental Health & Wellbeing Officer

By March 23, 2022
  • Full Time
  • Temp/Ongoing
  • London

Mental Health & Well Being Officer

Temp / On-going

Term Time Only – 40 weeks

South West London

£18 – £25 p/hr

DBS on update required

Summary

Mental Health Officer for student services at South London College Campus.

The post holder will be responsible for providing a high quality effective mental health service to learners with emerging or complex mental health conditions. You will take  a holistic and person centred approach to supporting learners which will include clinical mentoring and supervision for urgent mental health incidents.

Main Purposes and Responsibilities

The main purpose of the Mental Health and Well Being Officer is to:

  1. Leads on the development and delivery of the service to learners with emerging or complex mental health conditions who do not have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
  2. Leads on providing a safe and supported learning experience to learners with emerging or complex mental health conditions to initiate improvements in learner recruitment, retention, achievement and progression.
  3. Assesses learners disclosing emerging or complex mental health issues at the Pre entry, enrolment or on programme stage and writes effective risk assessments where necessary to ensure the safety and wellbeing of this cohort.
  4. Disseminates sensitive information in line with the General Data Protection Act and the Equality Act 2010 using the Groups agreed systems.
  5. Provides mentoring support to an agreed caseload of learners with emerging or complex mental health conditions to enable them to study more effectively.
  6. Provides workshops to learners with emerging or complex mental health conditions on for example; building resilience, building self-esteem, staying safe etc.
  7. Acts as the nominated person for referrals from the Student services team or academic and support staff.
  8. Works in partnership with other internal support services to provide an effective and coherent support offer to learners with emerging or complex mental health conditions.
  9. Works in partnership with and develops links with local and national external agencies such as mental health trusts, social services and voluntary sector organizations to ensure the safety of learners with emerging or complex mental health conditions.

Person Specification

The following are deemed essential for the person appointed:

  • Degree in appropriate subject e.g. Mental Health Nurse, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Health and Social Care, Psychology
  • A successful and proven track record of effectively assessing including risk assessing learners with emerging or complex mental health conditions
  • A successful and proven track record in supporting and mentoring learners with emerging or complex mental health conditions to improve attendance and achieve their educational goals
  • Identifiable personal achievements in the mental health field
  • A successful and proven track record of running workshops to promote good mental health, resilience and staying safe for learners with emerging or complex mental health conditions
  • A successful and proven track record in delivering staff development training on teaching and supporting learners with emerging or complex mental health conditions
  • Experience working in partnership with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience of evaluating own practice and to contribute to developing the service and quality systems
  • Ability to carry out and record assessments including risk assessments of learners with emerging or complex mental health conditions
  • Good working knowledge of relevant legislation and its implications for the Service
  • Good working knowledge of how to support and mentor learners with mental health conditions in an educational context

You must have a DBS within 12 months or on the update to apply

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