Mental Health Advisor
Salary: Starting £25,840.00 with progression to £27,263.75 (pro-rata of £30,400.00 to £32,075.00) per annum
Permanent, full-time, term time only, 36 hours per week (0.85 FTE)
NewVIc is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure place that is conducive to a supportive learning environment for our students. Keeping this in mind we currently have a newly created and exciting post of Mental Health Advisor in the area of Student Welfare and Guidance. The post holder will focus on Mental Health with the ability to identify mental health needs and risks for students, refer and use a range of interventions and strategies wherever necessary.
You will also support key members of staff with the planning and organisation of mental health support, behaviour and mental health awareness-raising for students and how it impacts them.
You must have experience of providing mental health support and working with young people within education. Experience of safeguarding issues when working with vulnerable young people is also essential as well as possessing good interpersonal and communication skills. To be successful, you will also need professional qualifications within a mental health field or equivalent experience.
If you are passionate about making a contribution to high quality post-16 education and training, then we would love to hear from you.
We will offer you a warm welcome to NewVIc - a place where all ambitions are celebrated. As one of the largest sixth form colleges in London (more than 3,000 students), we are a non-selective, diverse and secular college, proud to have launched over 50,000 young people onto university, training and employment since we were founded in 1992.
In 2019, the College was graded overall as ‘Good’ by Ofsted, and ‘Outstanding’ for our provision of personal development, behaviour and welfare. We are very proud to be a three-time silver award winner at the Pearson National Teaching Awards, where in 2020, we made history by becoming the first ever provider to win two awards in a single year.
At NewVIc, we have a unique commitment to social impact - which means we support our staff and students to have a positive effect on the world. We believe that everybody has the power to make a positive impact on society - small changes that add up to make the world a better place.
Our motto is: Diverse in Ambition, United in Success
What’s in it for you?
We offer the opportunity to help develop your skills and knowledge in a friendly team environment, plus a range of benefits including a career average pension scheme (LGPS), employee assistance programme, onsite parking, cycle to work, onsite canteen, TECH Scheme, Eye Care support and full access to the onsite gym.
Equality, diversity and inclusion
We are committed to creating and promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce that better reflects the wider community we support. We particularly welcome applicants from groups currently under-represented in senior roles, including females, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), people with disabilities and from the LGBTQ community.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of our students and expect everybody working for the College to share this commitment. We actively seek DBS clearance checks for applications of employment as part of our safeguarding procedures.
This role will be starting as soon as possible depending on notice periods for successful candidates.
Closing date: 12 noon on 17 August 2022
Please note that we do not accept CVs
We regret that we are unable to respond to every application. Therefore, if you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has not been successful.