The Student Life Trainer will be based within Student Life which sits within the Student Services Team. The role will involve the development and delivery of training within the Student Life Team. Within the Student Life team there are two services, the Peer Wellbeing Support service and Living Support Service. The Peer Wellbeing Support service focuses on training students to offer a Listening Service to their fellow students across the University. They undergo a 9-week training program and are then supported through regular supervision sessions to run a confidential listening service – supporting their fellow students in relation to day to day concerns like anxiety, stress and relationship concerns. The Living Support Service runs within our University of Glasgow Halls of Residence. The Living support service is made up of Wardens who are employed and Living Support Assistants who live on site and provide on hand peer support for students out of hours. Their role is to be on hand to offer peer support in relation to wellbeing needs that arise in University accommodation. This could be support mediating disputes with flatmates, a listening ear, signposting to University services and in crisis situations Living support are on hand to call on University and Community Emergency support services.
The role of Student Life trainer will be to provide training for members of both the Peer Wellbeing and Living Support services. The training will support individuals within these teams to develop in their capacity as listeners and supporters for students within halls and in the wider student population.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. To work closely with the other members of the Student Life team specifically with existing trainers.
2. To work flexibly and in response to service requirements (in a training capacity) across the Student Life team.
3. To develop, deliver and evaluate the existing 9-week Peer wellbeing support program to students who wish to become Peer Supporters.
4. To facilitate supervision and support sessions with students working within the Peer support service.
5. To develop, deliver and evaluate training materials for team members within the Living Support Service.
6. To develop and evaluate training materials and impact of training across Student Life.
7. To work with co-trainers and Student Life Manager to develop and grow the service.
8. To regularly meet with Student Life Manager to discuss progress and to explore and respond to recommendations for improvement change or direction as appropriate.
9. To report/escalate to Student Life Manager, CaPS, campus security and/or GP/NHS in difficult cases, risk cases, cases where any doubt is involved or cases that need natural escalation.
10. To research and keep up to date with approaches to learning and development in relation to Peer support and Living Support across HE and other sectors to inform practice.
11. To work in accordance to BACP Ethical Frameworks for the Counselling Professionals.
Knowledge, Qualification, Skills and Experience
A1 Recognised qualification in Counselling or Psychotherapy or equivalent.
A2 Scottish Credit & Qualification Framework level 8 or above or equivalent (including professional training with an accredited course. A2Registration with appropriate recognised professional body e.g. UKCP/HCPC/BACP/BABCP/COSCA.
A3 Thorough knowledge of BACP ethical frameworks and guidance on counselling.
A4 Knowledge of issues facing young people, particularly issues related to mental health and wellbeing.
A5 Demonstrable understanding of working confidentially and with strong awareness of professional boundaries.
A6 A working knowledge of GDPR, Freedom of Information Act and Equality Act.
A7 Demonstrable understanding of the fundamentals of facilitating healthy group work and healthy group culture.
A8 Understanding of the principles of effective facilitation.
B1 Recognised professional qualification in Clinical Supervision or working towards this and experience of continued personal development.
C1 Skilled in facilitation, co-facilitation, or training.
C2 Capacity to build good relationships with young people.
C3 Demonstrable skills which show confidence in delivering training via remote learning platforms (e.g. zoom, MS Teams) and using these platforms to engage with students and colleagues on daily basis.
C4 Skilled in motivating groups and individuals to work to their full potential and reflect on their own beliefs, practices, and behaviour.
C5 Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with other stakeholders, relevant partners and teams.
C6 Skilled in working autonomously and as part of a team.
C7 Skilled in thinking creatively and seeing opportunities for service growth.
C8 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
D1 Proven track record in promoting health and wellbeing training or delivering appropriate training sessions to groups.
E1 Experience of facilitating training or group work sessions with young people (aged (16+) preferably relate counselling, mental health or wellbeing.
E2 Experience in design and delivery of interactive and engaging training materials and resources.
E3 Experience in evaluating impact of training.
E4 Experience in project development and service promotion.
E5 Experience of working in a team or independently to grow and develop projects or service.
F1 Experience in delivering Peer Support and/or counselling skills training or similar mental health related initiatives.
F2 Experience of providing training to student in FE/HE context.
Terms and Conditions
Salary will be Grade 6, £30,502 - £34,308 per annum pro rata.
This post is part-time (28 hours per week), and open ended.
Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme
The post for which you are applying is considered “registered work” in terms of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Act. It requires the successful applicant to become a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme member prior to appointment. This check is necessary to ensure that the University of Glasgow fulfils its legal duties under the Act. If you are successful in your application, the offer of employment will be subject to PVG Scheme membership. Further information is available at: https: // www. mygov.scot/pvg-scheme/
Please note that under Section 34(1) of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 it is a criminal offence to apply to carry out or to carry out regulated work from which that individual is barred.
As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.
As a valued member of our team, you can expect:
1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.
2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/payandpensions/pensions/, benefits and discount packages.
3 A flexible approach to working.
4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/staff/healthwellbeing/.
We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/.
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• To report/escalate to Peer Support Coordinator, CaPS, campus security and/or GP/NHS in difficult cases, risk cases, cases where any doubt is involved or cases that need natural escalation
• To creatively explore solutions and ideas which grow and enhance Student life training and peer support services across the University
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