Wigan & Leigh College

Wellbeing Mentor - Maternity Cover

Wigan, Greater Manchester
up to £32,208
07 Sep 2018
23 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
Organisational Type
GFE College

Join Wigan & Leigh College on our journey to outstanding

Continually striving for excellence and a strong Grade 2 College, Wigan & Leigh College is well underway on its journey to become Outstanding. With over 6,500 students and a turnover of £26m, the College is in a strong position to continue to move forward and grow.   

The College has distinct ambitions to expand its choice of programmes and services to meet the needs of the local community and support the economic transformation of Wigan and surrounding areas.   

The College has created a community that encourages all students to enhance their learning through wider opportunities and support services; to maximise their achievements and secure progression onto further study and employment. 

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with proven communication skills who can continue to drive the provision of wellbeing support forward, maintaining established links with internal and external partners and establishing new links in order to ensure comprehensive support mechanisms are available to promote positive mental health amongst our learners.

 As a Wellbeing Mentor, you will undertake initial assessment of students presenting with issues that are impacting on wellbeing and make a recommendation for a plan of support, including providing individual interventions and support to empower students to manage their own wellbeing.

The successful candidates will have experience of supporting people with mental health issues including: dealing with complex situations including crises; working with a range of external organisations and professional networks and promoting positive mental health through awareness raising activities.

A qualification/professional training in an area of professional practice e.g. nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, health/social care/counselling is essential.  

Wigan and Leigh College is committed to and has a strong reputation for providing excellent levels of wrap around support for all its learners, including a significant community of HE learners.

The College reserves the right to interview for this post should we receive suitable candidates prior to the closing date.  

To comply with legislation, you are required to obtain a DBS check for your role. We will be asking Protocol National Ltd/Esafeguarding Ltd to undertake this process on our behalf.

The College is only accepting direct applicants for this role, no agency contact is required.

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