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Open Door Practitioner - Based in Academic Departments

Department
Student and Academic Services
Based at
University of York
Hours of work
Full-time
Contract status
Open
Salary
32,817 - 40,322 a year
Posted Date
06/01/2020
Apply by
26/01/2020
Job Reference
8325
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Role Description

Student Life and Wellbeing, Open Door and Disability

We are looking to appoint new Open Door Practitioner roles to enhance the provision of welfare and wellbeing support within academic departments. Practitioners will be part of the Open Door Team within the university.  The Open Door Team is a multi-disciplinary team of mental health professionals who work with students who are experiencing psychological and mental health difficulties.

Role

The post will involve Initial Assessment, therapeutic interventions (1-4 sessions) or Case Management as appropriate following assessment. This role will also have responsibility for line managing Grade 5 generalist roles located in academic departments. 

We wish to appoint suitably qualified mental health professionals, who have recent experience of working with people experiencing common mental health difficulties using evidence based, brief psychological interventions.

We are looking for Practitioners who hold a relevant professional qualification and Registration/Accreditation with an appropriate professional body e.g. BACP, NMC, HCPC or BPS.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • An Accredited/Registered professional qualification in an appropriate discipline e.g. Counselling or Mental Health
  • Current knowledge of mental health, mental ill health and psychological difficulties, including assessment and management of risk
  • Knowledge of the range of mental health difficulties which may present within the university population and clear understanding of the developmental and psychological challenges facing university students 
  • Ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team and to negotiate and work within appropriate boundaries including working with colleagues in Academic Departments and across the University
  • Working therapeutically in demanding situations
  • Experience of line management

Interview date: To be confirmed

For informal enquiries: Anne Haversham, Head of Open Door and Disability, 01904 322140

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