specialist mentor in southampton

job type
£ 24 per hour
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job details

southampton, south east
job category
disability support
job type
working hours
£ 24 per hour
reference number
0161 247 8800
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job description

Are you looking for a fulfilling new role where you can feel like you are giving something back? Are you looking for a role that allows you to help individuals achieve their academic goals? If the answer to these questions is yes, we have the perfect role for you

Randstad Student & Worker Support is recruiting Specialist Mentors to work with Students at Southampton Solent University. In this role you will be supporting students with disabilities/mental health conditions who require one to one mentoring support to help them with academic life.

Specialist mentors provide one to one assistance to students and work with a Mentor Action Plan (MAP). As part of this role you will encourage your students to take responsibility for their learning and provide them with the tools to develop their skills. You will help the student to become more confident and independent so that they can get the best out of their studies, as well as in the future once they have graduated. You may adapt your sessions to suit the student needs and always put the student and their goals first


Flexible working hours - you choose your own hours

28 days holiday pay pro rata - perfect for the summer holidays and Christmas breaks

£20-25 per hour - you will receive this rate, plus your benefits such as holidays

Working for the UK's leading provider - you're in safe hands

Interacting directly with students - YOU help them to achieve their goals


Enhancing social skills and confidence

Developing skills for managing academic stress

Encouraging the student to become more independent

You will work closely with Randstad regarding the needs of individual students, and will report to us to ensure that any concerns are addressed in a timely manner. You will be expected to act professionally and maintain confidentiality within your role at all times, sharing all relevant information with Randstad to ensure the best possible service to your students.


In order to apply for this role you will need to be a member of one of the professional bodies listed below:

Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP)

British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Accreditation

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) Individual or Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) - Under a member institution

British Psychological Society Chartered Member (CPsychol)/IAPT register/ Graduate Member (MBPsS) AND also PG qualification in Psychology or Mental Health

Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA) Accredited Member

Federation of Drugs & Alcohol Professionals (FDAP)

National Counsellor Accreditation Certificate (NCAC)

General Medical Council (GMC) - Psychiatry

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) (Arts Therapist/ Occupational Therapist/ Practitioner Psychologist/ Social worker in England)

Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP) Accredited Member

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) - Mental Health Nurse/ community Mental Health nurse / Psychiatric Nurse.

Social worker body for Scotland SSSC/ Wales CCWales/ NI (NISCC)

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Full Clinical Individual Member

Mental Health & Addictions Nurses (MHAN) Member

Other Professional memberships may also be taken into account

To support students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) you do not need a professional membership but you must hold a degree with comprehensive training in adult autism. You will be assisted by Randstad to meet additional criteria if necessary by completing Randstad's e learning.

Further skills/requirements include:

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Ability to identify ways of helping students to build on their learning strengths whilst maintaining a confidential and professional working relationship

Accurate spelling and grammar skills

Punctuality and reliability

Good organisational skills

Ideally you will have experience in working with specific learning difficulties individuals in higher or further education.


If you meet the above requirements and are interested in this rewarding part time role supporting students in Higher Education please apply now! Or contact Ryan on or call 0161 247 8800

Randstad Student & Worker Support acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Student & Worker Support is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.