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Specialist Mentor

Randstad Student Support





Posted: 24/05/2023

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Do you have the desire to help individuals in challenging situations? Would you like to work in a role which fits around your schedule? If yes, Randstad student support has the role for you!

As a specialist mentor you will be working on a one to one basis with students in higher education by being their trusted advisor and supporting them with areas in which they need alongside their studies. These can be factors which are impacting their personal life as well as their academic life.This includes a range of things such as managing their stress, anxiety, assisting with organisational skills.


As a specialist mentor you will be required to do the following when working one to one with students:

Help them to achieve an appropriate balance activities of everyday living and academic related tasks
Improve organisational skills such as time management
Assist students in preparing for their deadlines by breaking down tasks into smaller parts for them
Help to manage anxiety and cope with anxiety and stress caused by study related issues and/or everyday living.
Help students with reflecting on their own experiences
Improve students confidence by building on their existing strengths
Assist in preparing students for new experiences which they may be nervous going into
Work closely with Randstad ensure any concerns with students are communicated as soon as possible
Behave in a professional and confidential manner at all times


This is a specialist role so you must have membership of at least one of the following organisations at the level(s) indicated

Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP) - Full member.
The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) - Accredited membership.
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Registered Member (MBACP)
Accredited Member (MBACP - Accred)
British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) - Under a member institution
British Psychological Society (BPS) - Chartered Member (CPsychol)/IAPT register/ Graduate Member (MBPsS) AND a PG qualification in Psychology or Mental Health
Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA) - Accredited (Other UK Professional body) Counsellor/Psychotherapist Member of COSCA This category of membership requires you to be currently accredited with another recognised UK professional body for counselling and psychotherapy
Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners (FDAP) - also with a National Counsellor Accreditation Certificate (NCAC)
General Medical Council (GMC) - Psychiatry - Full member or above.
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) - Arts Therapist/ Occupational Therapist/ Practitioner Psychologist/ Social Worker in England
Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) - Accredited member
National Counselling Society (NCS) -
Accredited Registrants (MNCS Accred).
Accredited Professional Registrant (MNCS Prof Accred).
Senior Accredited Registrant status (MNCS Snr Accred).
NCS Fellowship (FNCS).
Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) - Mental Health Nurse/ Community Mental Health Nurse / Psychiatric Nurse
Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)
Social Care Wales (SCW)
Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC)
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) - Full clinical individual member
The University Mental Health Advisers Network (UMHAN) - UMHAN mentor member. (N.B. UMHAN accreditation routes are now closed).
Association of Christian Counsellors (UK) - Accredited Counsellor


Working with the UK's leading provider
28 days holiday pay
E-Learning, CPD - useful videos on how to use our platform
Dedicated team to support you
Flexible working - hours that suit you and manage your own caseload
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Rewarding role Desirable

Be an empathetic person who can understand the needs of others
Have experience working with individuals with disabilities / learning difficulties
Be a reliable and responsible mentor to both students and Randstad
Have great organisational and time management skills If you meet the requirements for this role and you would like to expand your experience working with people with specialist learning difficulties be sure to apply for this role!

Successful applicants will be invited to take part in an interview to discuss suitability for the role.

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

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