Student Counsellor

Location
United Kingdom
Salary
£33,797 to £40,322 p.a. pro rata
Posted
Jan 05, 2021
Closes
Feb 04, 2021
Ref
153799
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
Are you a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist, clinical or counselling psychologist with substantial experience in counselling and/or psychotherapy?

Would you like to work within a multi-disciplinary Counselling and Wellbeing Team supporting students to reach their full potential?

Do you have an understanding of the needs and priorities of counselling and wellbeing services in Higher Educational settings?

Student Counselling and Wellbeing is part of the Student Education Service and provides a wide range of excellent and innovative support to help students manage psychological, emotional and mental health difficulties whilst at University. As part of the University's commitment to delivering an exceptional student experience and supported by donations from alumni and other friends of the University, this time role will increase the capacity of Student Counselling and Wellbeing to support those Medicine and Healthcare students who have joined the NHS workforce in response to the Covid-19 pandemic at this critical time.

Student Counselling and Wellbeing is a large multi-disciplinary team that supports students through primarily time limited, focused interventions. In addition to individual appointments the service offers a comprehensive groups and psychoeducational workshop programme; same day support in partnership with Leeds University Union; a Clinical Consultation and Guidance service for University staff and critical incident response and support.

You will be committed to working collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team, confident in clinical assessment and risk management, and it is essential that you are enthusiastic about focused, short-term interventions in both counselling and wider wellbeing and mental health support.

You must hold a professional level counselling or psychotherapy qualification in any modality to diploma/masters level and be fully accredited by BACP, UKCP or BABCP. Clinical or counselling psychologists must have achieved chartered status with BPS and be registered with HCPC.

Please note BACP membership or registration without accreditation is not sufficient.

Applicants who consider themselves to hold equivalent professional credentials need to provide a statement of equivalency with their application.

We welcome and encourage applications from all sections of the community. For this role we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) counsellors, male practitioners and candidates with disabilities. Our aim is to reflect the University's diverse and vibrant community and ensure we are as welcoming and accessible as possible to all students. We will select the best candidate solely on the basis of merit and ability to do the job.

Previous applicants are welcome to re-apply.

Due to the current Government Coronavirus lockdown and social distancing measures, the interviews for this role are likely to be conducted remotely using Microsoft Teams or Zoom. It is also expected that relevant work within these roles will be done remotely, within the UK, while these restrictions remain in place

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

Jane Harris, Assistant Head of Student Support (Student Counselling and Wellbeing)

Tel +44 (0)113 343 4106, email J.Harris1@leeds.ac.uk

Interviews are scheduled to take place on the 28th and 29th of January 2021

Please note: Due to the current Government Coronavirus lockdown and social distancing measures, the interviews for this role are likely to be conducted remotely using Microsoft Teams or Zoom. It is also expected that relevant work within these roles may be done remotely, within the UK, while these restrictions remain in place.

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