Student Mentor (Guild of Students) [GUI1455GOF/RS]
Listed by Guild of Students
Application deadline: Fri 09 Feb 2018
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During term time, you will be required to work one to two 4 hour shifts each week and attend a weekly team meeting held every Wednesday at 2pm for approximately two hours. Student Mentors are required to work evenings and occasionally weekends. Stud
Duties and Responsibilities
- To provide advice and guidance to students from the Student Mentor Scheme Office on a wide range of issues throughout the year.
- To actively aid and support students during the transition into University life and residences.
- To help deliver a range of Welcome Week events to welcome students to the University of Birmingham.
- To identify when a student may be experiencing difficulties and develop a plan of support with the guidance of Student Support Staff.
- To have a good knowledge and understanding of other Guild and University departments and to refer students as appropriate onto further sources of help.
- To accurately record confidential and sensitive information.
- To assist in the running of the Student Mentor Scheme Office when on shift. This includes utilising and maintaining a filing system, recording casework information on a database and keeping the office clean and tidy.
- To help deliver awareness-raising events and activities on issues facing students for example, house-hunting, exam stress and personal safety.
- To provide mediation to flat mates facing shared-living difficulties.
- To provide one to one support to students with additional needs and/or a disability.
- To contribute to the development of the Student Mentor Scheme by suggesting new ideas to engage with students.
- To attend a weekly team meeting.
- To complete compulsory training as required.
- To contribute to your immediate team and the wider team, including University of Birmingham Site Staff, ensuring good communication and co-operation.
- To ensure you observe service policies as communicated to you.
- To recognise your own limitations and work within them, seeking further support and guidance as necessary.
- To contribute to the welfare support services in residential accommodation.
- To develop a general knowledge of other Guild departments as you may be required from time to time take part in other work unrelated to the role as directed by your Line Manager.
- To adhere to the Guild’s confidentiality policy when dealing with highly confidential and sensitive information.
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Administration, Customer service, Education, Social care
Type of Vacancy
Part-time or Casual