Specialist Mentor - Mental Health/ASC

24.00 - 28.00 GBP Hourly + accrued holiday
02 Jun 2021
24 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to make a difference in someone's life? Are you looking for a role that allows you to help students access higher education with equal opportunities?

Randstad Student & Worker Support is recruiting a Specialist Mentor to work with Students in Huddersfield.

We have students with disabilities/mental health conditions who require 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.

Specialist Mentors provide one to one support to students. They encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop their skills. They can help students become more confident, independent learners, so that they are able to use their enhanced skills at university. Sessions are tailored to suit specific individual needs as each individual is different.


Flexible working hours
28 days holiday pay pro rata - perfect for the summer holidays and Christmas breaks
GBP24-GBP28 per hour - you will receive this rate, plus your benefits such as holiday pay
Working for the UK's leading provider - you're in safe hands
Interacting directly with students - YOU help them to achieve their goalsResponsibilities:

You will help your students with:

Time Management
Assignment Planning
Enhancing social skills & confidence
Developing skills for managing academic stressYou will work closely with Randstad regarding the needs of individual students, ensuring that any concerns are addressed in a timely manner. You will be expected to act professionally and maintain confidentiality within your role at all times, sharing all relevant information with Randstad to ensure the best possible service to your students.


This is a specialist role, so requires specialist skills:

Experience of working with adults with SPLD in higher education is essential for this role, as well as a related qualification.

It is essential that you hold/are willing to apply for 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) MemberTo support students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) you must hold a degree, with additional training in adult autism (which Randstad are able to provide or supplement).

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 individuals in higher or further education.Conclusion:

If you have the above and are interested in this rewarding part time role, supporting students in higher education..we want to talk to you.

With you on board we can really help your students have a better future.

Please apply with your CV and a covering letter. If we think you have what it takes, we will contact you.

Randstad SWS acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad SWS is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone