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Specialist Mentor (Mental Health / Autism)

Randstad Student Support



£23/hour Plus Holiday Pay


Posted: 26/05/2023

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Do you think you could provide a fantastic level of support to students in higher education settings? Are you searching for a role that is truly flexible, where you can decide your own schedule? look no further...

Randstad are recruiting Specialist Mentors specialising in Mental Health or ASD to work with students at Bangor University. In this role you will be supporting students with learning 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 an individual learning plan. As a Mentor, you will encourage your students to take responsibility for their learning and provide them with the tools to develop their skills. Not only will you encourage your students to become more confident and independent learners to help enhance their studies, you will help them embrace this for future life.


- Flexible working hours

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

- £23 per hour + holiday pay and other benefits

- Working for the UK's leading provider

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

- For exceptional candidates, support may be given to meet the mandatory criteria with regard to supporting students with Autism (eg. access to the required NAS modules)

- All Specialist Mentors working at Bangor University are given access to the university's digital and library services

- Paid Supervision and for attending Mentor Forums

- Free access to bookable rooms on site

- Paid CPD opportunities


You will help your students with:

- Time management

- Assignment planning

- Enhancing social skills and confidence

- Developing skills for managing academic stress


As this is a specialist role, you must hold a professional membership with one of the following organisations:

For Mentoring (Mental Health) -

- Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP)

- British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Accreditation

- British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, Individual or Member (BACP/MBACP)

- British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

- 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

For Mentoring (ASD) -

- Any Undergraduate Degree + NAS Modules or,

- Postgraduate Degree in Autism or Aspergers or,

- Master of Arts /Education (MA /MEd) in Education (Autism or Special Educational Needs and Disability or Critical Disability Studies focussing on autism)

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

- Punctuality and reliability

- Good organisational skills

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

Do you meet all of the above requirements... then why not apply today?

Alternatively, contact us on (phone number removed) if you require further information.

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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