Specialist Practitioner Student Wellbeing

University of Southampton
November 20, 2023
Offerd Salary:£34,980 to £42,978
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Contract Type:Fixed Term (Maternit
Working Time:Full time
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Specialist Practitioner Student Wellbeing Student Wellbeing

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.

Main duties include:

  • Manage a case load of students by providing individual one to one support within a short-term support model.
  • Duty practitioner for the Open-door service between the core hours of 9 – 5 a minimum of once a week.
  • Contribute to risk reviews and risk management strategies.
  • Contribute to the management processes of those student cases that present as a concern.
  • Reviewing requests for Student Support Review Panels and Chairing these panels.
  • Creation of bespoke support plans for the student.
  • Engaging across the University with other specialist roles.
  • Proficiently using Microsoft Teams to conduct remote online video appointments to meet the students' needs and use data management systems to manage your caseload of students.
  • Contribute to University wide projects with specialist knowledge.
  • Actively promote the work of the Wellbeing Team both within the University and the wider local community
  • Work collegially with other colleagues to take a multi-disciplinary approach which creates a seamless student experience to support our students.
  • 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

    If you would like more information about this vacancy, please contact

    Lead Practitioner Gemma Penney – g.charle[email protected] or Team Leader Nerys Sharp – [email protected]

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  • We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcome applicants who supports our mission of inclusivity.

    Apply by midnight on the closing date. For assistance contact Recruitment on +44(0)2380 592750 or [email protected] quoting the job number.


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