Location: Highfield Campus Salary: £34,980 to £42,978 per annum Full Time Fixed Term (Maternity Cover) for 12 months Closing Date: Monday 20 November 2023 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 2515723NY
The University of Southampton is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced individual to join our Wellbeing team as a Specialist Practitioner (maternity cover). The Practitioner will work with a caseload of students to provide advice and support to issues such as emotional wellbeing, mental health difficulties, safeguarding concerns and academic concerns. They will also chair Student Support Review meetings attended by students and other University departments to support students if concerns are raised about their health, wellbeing and behaviour which may be impacting on their academic progress and/or general management of life at University or on placement .
The Wellbeing Practitioner team is part of the Student Wellbeing Service. The service offer includes: a 24/7 Open Door drop-in service, wellbeing workshops, events, a team of wellbeing practitioners, self-help resources and short-term counselling.
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The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, and proven experience in relevant sectors such as Social Work, Probation, Occupational Health, Mental Health Advisers, or have experience working with a diverse student population; those impacted by emotional wellbeing, mental health, harassment or safeguarding and passionate about raising awareness. Successful candidates must have a relevant degree or be able to demonstrate an equivalent skill level and/or hold a relevant specialist qualification.
This post is offered on a full-time basis for maternity cover. The role offers flexible working with a blend of on campus and home working. The successful candidate will get involved in the wider Wellbeing Team's outreach work on occasional weekends. The position offers a starting salary of £34,980 along with a generous annual leave entitlement of 30 days a year plus 6 closure days and bank holidays.
We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly, and those who have taken a career break. For further information please visit https: // www. southampton.ac.uk/diversity/index.page
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