Specialist Mentor (Mental Health)


Specialist Mentor (Mental Health)


Beacon, Aberystwyth, Sir Ceredigion - Ceredigion

  • Part time
  • Temporary
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 15 May | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 9a219ac9e66546b29580d26daac1383c

Full Job Description

Beacon Support Ltd. are recruiting Specialist Mentors to support Higher Education students. The position offers flexible hours to work around you, whilst helping to make a difference to students' educational experiences., We have students with disabilities/mental health conditions who require one to one support in their higher education studies. As a Specialist Mentor you will assist students to learn coping strategies and techniques to overcome their particular disability-related difficulties. The type of support professional Specialist Mentors provide is highly specialised, which is reflected in the hourly rate usually awarded for this type of support.

A Specialist Mentor will encourage a student to build on their strengths and avoid negativity. The student will be introduced to appropriate interventions designed to develop their confidence and organisational skills. The Specialist Mentor will support the student in managing their workload and dealing with issues that impact upon study.

Specialist Mentors have excellent communication skills, organisational skills and flexibility to adapt to the changing needs of the students they are supporting. Any specialist support provided will be tailored to the student's individual needs, setting out clear goals and timescales. Specialist Mentors work with a Mentor Action Plan (MAP) to framework their sessions so that responsibilities and expectations can be negotiated appropriately. As each student's needs are different, sessions are tailored to suit specific individual requirements.

Ideally you will have experience of working with students with specific learning difficulties (SpLDs) in higher or further education.

Applicants must be willing to meet with students on a face-to-face basis if this is a request for their support provision., b. Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHP)
c. Clinical Associates in Applied Psychology (CAAP) Scotland
d. Clinical Associates in Psychology (CAP)


BPS Chartered Member (CPsychol) or Graduate member (GMBPsS)


A postgraduate qualification in mental health

· Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA)

· General Medical Council (GMC) - Psychiatry - Full Registration

· Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
o Arts Therapist
o Occupational Therapist
o Practitioner Psychologist

· International Society of Psychotherapy and Counselling (ISPC) - Full Accredited or Fellow

· Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) - Accredited membership

· National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society (NCPS) - Accredited (MNCPS Acc), or Accredited Professional Registrant (PNCPS Prof Acc), or Senior Accredited Registrant status (SNCPS Snr Acc).

  • £30 - £40 per hour, plus a generous holiday entitlement

  • Thorough induction training and staff development

  • A dynamic CPD programme with regular training events, including ADHD and ASC training

  • Autonomy to manage own case load whilst still having ready access to a support manager

  • Being part of a professional and caring team for joined up working

  • Access to resources and peer support, This is a specialist role, and so you must hold a professional membership with one of the following organisations:

  • National Counsellor Accreditation Certificate (NCAC) (addiction professionals)

  • Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP) - Full membership

  • Association of Christians in Counselling and Linked Professions - Accredited or full membership

  • The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) - Full Accredited membership.

  • The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) - Registered or Accredited Member

  • British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) - Registrant

  • British Psychological Society (BPS):

  • Registered with the BPS Wider Psychological Workforce Register