The University and Team
The Student Support Department at the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint an exceptional individual to the role of Student Wellbeing Adviser. Reporting to the Head of Student Wellbeing, the successful candidate will join a supportive and energetic Student Wellbeing Service at this transformational time for the University.
About the Role
The successful candidate will contribute to the provision of prevention-focused wellbeing and mental health support for students, delivering high-quality assessment, triage, referrals and 'one-at-a-time' wellbeing support for students, enabling a stepped care approach in partnership with a network of College and University student support services.
The Student Wellbeing Adviser will be a point of contact and guidance for student-facing staff within Colleges and Academic Departments, offering responsive professional advice and coordination of student support. They will, as required, support our whole-community approach to mental health and wellbeing by delivering presentations, workshops or training sessions for staff and students.
This exciting new post is funded with a portion of the remit designed to co-develop and deliver student support and new wellbeing initiatives for the University's Mastercard Foundation African Scholars Programme._ This unique partnership with a cutting-edge, globally-impactful programme will require a candidate who can demonstrate competency and an excellent understanding of best practice in supporting the wellbeing of international and global majority students.
The funds for this post are available for 7.5 years in the first instance.
What you will need:
- Experience working in a wellbeing, mental health, or health and social care role.
- Experience in delivering professional assessments of wellbeing, functioning, mental health and risk
- Knowledge and competencies in best practice supporting international and global majority students.
- An interest in working with students and an understanding of the issues which affect them.
- Degree or equivalent qualification or experience, and evidence of training in wellbeing, mental health or suicide prevention.
How to Apply:
Further information is available via the link below. When applying please upload your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and how you meet the essential criteria set out in the Further Particulars providing relevant examples. Candidates will be shortlisted on this basis.
Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to the Head of Student Wellbeing, Dr Adam Welstead: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with children and adults' barred lists).
Our service is committed to supporting our highly international and diverse student community informed by culturally competent practice. As such, we seek to represent the diversity of our community in the team. We particularly welcome applications from candidates from minoritised ethnic backgrounds for this vacancy, as they are currently underrepresented at this level in our department.
The closing date for applications is: 22nd February 2024
The interview date for the role is: 1st March 2024
Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.
If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact SSCjobs@admin.cam.ac.uk
Please quote reference AW39941 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.
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