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Mental Health Coordinator (fixed term maternity cover, term time only over 40 weeks)

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Contract:Vision Business Support Service, fixed term, term time only

Salary:£22,304 per annum (pro rata for the fixed term period and term time only)

Closing date:01/12/2021

Start date:TBC

The Early Intervention Team forms part of the Student Welfare Department.

The Mental Health Coordinator will develop and deliver high quality work with students and staff through an agreed programme of support that facilitates their participation in current issues and decision making by creating opportunities for their personal, social and educational development whilst enabling them to reach their full potential. The coordinator would work across the college to deliver a mental health strategy that enables students to build resilience and achieve success in life.

The post does not carry a specific caseload of students but would offer support and advice across the whole college.

They would take the lead on delivering mental health related tutorial sessions, such as:

  • What is mental health
  • Anxiety awareness
  • Overcoming stress
  • Building resilience
  • Promoting a health lifestyle

They will also ensure consistent cover within the Welfare Centre, work with external agencies such as Notts Healthcare Trust, Harmless, Tomorrow Project amongst others to plan and deliver a comprehensive package of coping strategy workshops for students and staff. They will be tasked with the development of peer support networks and sessions across the college for example LACs, LGBT+, Young Carers, Mental health who will then be able to support in the co-deliver of mental health awareness across college.

Ideally they will already be a certified mental health first aid facilitator and deliver training to teaching and support staff across the college, if they do not already hold such a qualification the post-holder would agree to undertake the certified training to enable them to deliver a suite of mental health awareness and mental health first aid training to staff across the college.

It is essential for this role to have excellent motivational, assertiveness skills and communication skills at all levels in order to ensure supported students make positive progress in a timely fashion.

It is also essential you have sound administrative, organisational skills and a flexible, adaptable and positive attitude; with a good general education, experience of using databases, processing information and creating regular reports. An IT qualification is also preferable.

Experience of working with young people/adults in a support situation is essential.

The role will require you to embed the college’s values; Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, High Expectations, Responsibility.