Specialist Mentor

3 days left

25.00 - 30.00 GBP Hourly
22 Mar 2021
19 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Specialist Mentor, Sunderland University.

Are you interested in helping students achieve their academic goals?

Prospero Student Support Services are recruiting Specialist Mentors to work with Students at Sunderland University.

We have students with disabilities/mental health conditions who are requiring one to one support in their Higher Education studies. We are looking for the right individuals to support our students to really make a difference.

You would be providing one to one assistance to students and work with a Mentor Action Plan (MAP). This encourages students to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop their skills. This support can help students to become more confident and independent learners so that they are able to use their enhanced skills, not only at university, but also to take with them into the workplace. Your sessions would be tailored to suit specific individual needs, as each individual is different.


- Flexible working hours - you choose your own hours - Days / Mornings / Evenings / Weekends - a great work / life balance

- GBP25 - GBP30 per hour - you will receive this rate plus holiday pay, plus your benefits

- Interacting directly with students - You will help them to achieve their goals


You will help your students with:

- Enhancing social skills & confidence

- Developing skills for managing academic stress

Further skills/requirements include:

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

- Ability to identify ways of helping students to build on their learning strengths whilst maintaining a confidential and professional working relationship

- Accurate spelling and grammar skills

- Punctuality and reliability

- Good organisational skills

- Ideally you will have experience in working with specific learning difficulties or mental health difficulties individuals in higher or further education.

A Specialist Mentor could be described as a trusted advisor; their role is distinct from that of a counsellor, interpreter, or advocate - although it may well have some elements of these other roles at times.

You will work closely with Prospero regarding the needs of individual students, and to ensure that any concerns are addressed in a timely manner. You will always be expected to act professionally and maintain confidentiality within your role.


As this is a specialist role, you must hold a professional membership with one of the following organisations:

- Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP)

- British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Accreditation

- British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) Individual or Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

- British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) - Under a member institution

- British Psychological Society Chartered Member (CPsychol)/IAPT register/ Graduate Member (MBPsS) AND also PG qualification in Psychology or Mental Health

- Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA) Accredited Member

- Federation of Drugs & Alcohol Professionals (FDAP)

- National Counsellor Accreditation Certificate (NCAC)

- General Medical Council (GMC) - Psychiatry

- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) (Arts Therapist/ Occupational Therapist/ Practitioner Psychologist/ Social worker in England)

- Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP) Accredited Member

- Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) - Mental Health Nurse/ community Mental Health nurse / Psychiatric Nurse.

- Social worker body for Scotland SSSC/ Wales CCWales/ NI (NISCC)

- UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Full Clinical Individual Member

- Mental Health & Addictions Nurses (MHAN) Member

To be eligible for any teaching job with Prospero Student Support Services, you must:

Hold the Right to Work in the UK.
Possess an enhanced DBS certificate registered with online update service or be willing to process a new application.

Prospero Student Support Services is acting as an employment business/education recruitment agency in relation to this vacancy. The successful candidate will be required to register with Prospero Student Support Services in order to fill this vacancy