Staff Counsellor Required: University of Cambridge

CLOSING DATE: 31 May 2021
SALARY: £30,942-£40,322 pro rata
PUBLISHED: 30 April 2021


Applications are invited for a part-time Staff Counsellor at the Staff Counselling Centre to provide counselling to all grades of staff based within the Colleges. The work also includes building and maintaining good relationships with College Nurses and HR Managers and marketing the services available. In addition, the College Staff Counsellors design and provide bespoke training, workshops and psycho-education to staff according to demand.

The post holder will work within the well-respected and multi-disciplinary Staff Counselling Centre at the University of Cambridge. The Centre is an institutional member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and works within its Ethical Framework.

We offer 8-10 sessions of individual therapy free of charge to University staff and deliver numerous workshops, presentations and training on issues around mental health. Counselling for College staff was established in 2017, providing fee-based provision with number of sessions dependent on specific College requirements. The post holder is also required to counsel University staff.

The College Staff Counsellor will be an accredited counsellor or psychotherapist who will help staff with the full range of issues whether they are work-place difficulties or personal matters. Accreditation will be with one of the following organisations: BACP, BACP, UKCP, BABCP, BPC or as a clinical or counselling psychologist with BPS and HCPC.

The role will include conducting initial assessments, deciding on the most appropriate way forward for delivering counselling to individuals. It also includes some group work as well as devising and running workshops and training.

The work will be carried out with an understanding of the College or University context in which it occurs. It involves liaising with other internal and external parties, as necessary.

Applicants should be aware that work is currently being delivered remotely via Zoom; staff are working a blend of home working and office based. The post holder will therefore need to have access to appropriate confidential space and the technology to deliver sessions from home. Going forward, we anticipate an increasing proportion of work to be carried out from within our premises.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with adults’ barred list) and a health assessment.


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