Wellbeing Officer (Counsellor) Required: Leicester, Leicestershire
De Montfort University (DMU)
Salary Info: £ 35,326 – £ 38,587
Contract Type: Permanent
Part-time/Term time only
Advert Closing Date: 17 April 2022
This post is part-time (21 hours/week) term time (37 weeks per year) and the salary shown will be pro-rata’d accordingly.
As Wellbeing Officer you will provide professional and impartial support to students individually and in group settings.
You will help design and deliver our suite of #HealthyDMU Masterclasses (www.dmu.ac.uk/healthy), and other bespoke sessions alongside short -term therapeutic counselling sessions.
Our successful masterclasses are an opportunity for students to develop life skills such as managing pressure effectively and getting the most out of their confidence.
The role will require you to act as part of our Single Point of Access (SPA) service, to assess student needs and work in collaboration with colleagues to ensure interventions are identified and referrals made as required
You will hold a relevant professional qualification in counselling, or doctorate in clinical psychology (or related specialism).
Your experience of working with young people and adults from diverse backgrounds will demonstrate your excellent ability to deliver a flexible needs-led provision.
Your advanced approach to risk assessment and management skills in relation to student wellbeing, especially in relation to mental health will ensure that the university’s principles on Health and Wellbeing are at the forefront of the Student Welfare Team.
You will have excellent organisational skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all members of the University community.
You will share DMU’s passion to provide outstanding and inclusive outcomes for all of its students. This role will require a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.
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