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Specialist Mentor

Would you like to support the academic progress of students with barriers to learning? Are you experienced in working professionally with adults or young people in a supportive role?  Do you have active listening skills?

As a specialist mentor you will be responsible for providing mentoring to students with various and sometimes complex conditions including Autism Spectrum Conditions, ADHD, mental health conditions, communication or organisation difficulties and medical conditions. You will build professional working relationships with a case load of students combining a person centred approach with an understanding of the student’s condition, to support students with their academic progress.

You will have a membership of a professional body and qualifications as recognised within the “DfE Mandatory Criteria” for Specialist Mentors (document available to download from https://dsa-qag.org.uk/nmh-providers-area/dfe-mandatory-criteria.  The details of accepted professional membership bodies are on p9 & 10).  

You will bring experience of supporting and directing students that may be in distress, have experience of Higher Education and excellent communication skills. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Martin Hall, Support Worker Team Manager

Tel: +44 (0)113 34 34399, email: m.hall@leeds.ac.uk 


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Student Education Service
School/Institute:  Student Operations
Section:  Disability Services
Category:  Administrative and Clerical Support
Grade:  Grade 5
Salary:  £22,659 to £26,243 p.a. pro rata
Post Type:  Hourly/Variable
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Wednesday 03 July 2019
Closing Date:  Tuesday 30 July 2019
Reference:  SESSO1111
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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