Counsellors x 4 Required: University of Westminster, London


Closing date: midnight 5 December 2021

Central London

£48,307 per annum (Incl. LWA) for full-time position or £28,984.20 per annum (Incl. LWA) for part-time


There are four vacancies available in total:
Two full time vacancies (35 hours per week) – fixed term for six months. 
Two part-time vacancies (21 hours per week) – permanent. 
Please indicate in your application form which position you wish to apply for. 
We are looking to recruit qualified and experienced Counsellors to work within a well-established Counselling Service at University of Westminster.
The work will be undertaken from both our Central London sites and at our campus in Harrow. Currently, due to the Covid pandemic, support is being delivered both online and on site. The Counselling Service supports and fosters the well-being of students to enable them to achieve their full academic and personal potential and to get the most out of university life.
The Counselling Service offers support through individual appointments, group sessions and workshops. Aside from clinical work, the Service runs staff and student workshops and training, is involved in university wide projects and initiatives; provides placements for associate and trainee counsellors, and generates income from ‘Only Connect’, a counselling service for other HE institutions.
The successful candidates will provide counselling for a range of issues, including supporting students with complex problems and mental health difficulties, by providing assessments, crisis management and short-term counselling. The counsellors within the team take responsibility for managing the development of a specific specialism / service project as designated by Counselling Service Manager. The Counselling Service works largely within a psychodynamic framework and in house clinical supervision is provided within this modality – applicants must be prepared to work within this context. Candidates must demonstrate an interest in the emotional aspects of learning and the needs of students, must be a skilled and experienced brief work practitioner and be able to manage a busy and demanding workload.
A MSc/Post-Graduate Diploma or equivalent in counselling is essential as is substantial post-qualification experience in a Higher or Further Education setting.  Current British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy accredited practitioner status (or equivalent) is also essential.

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