Student Counsellor Required: University of Central Lancashire
Salary: Grade: G (£30395-35211) pro-rata
Application closing date: 31/03/2019
Hours: Part time (18.13 hours per week – 0.5 FTE)
This position is based in Preston
The University of Central Lancashire is seeking to appoint a Student Counsellor to work within our busy Student Support and Wellbeing team.
Qualified to degree level and with a recognised Diploma-level Counselling qualification, the successful candidate will provide therapeutic counselling of the highest quality and help individual students engage to the best of their ability within their course of study.
Therapy and support will be provided using a solution focused, time limited approach.
The post holder will deliver health/wellbeing promotional and therapeutic activities to individuals and groups and take a proactive role in the anticipation, identification, co-ordination and planning of response(s) of the current and future needs of targeted groups of students, prior to those needs arising.
Duties will include but are not restricted to managing complex cases, providing therapeutic counselling and proactive health and wellbeing promotional activities for individual and groups.
You will be expected to work closely with colleagues across the service and on occasion with external services and agencies.
Utilising your experience of working in an established counselling service the successful candidate will demonstrate a good understanding of students from a wide range of demographics and possess a calm and friendly demeanour in this challenging role.
They will also need the ability to create reports and maintain statistical data.
We are looking for someone who can demonstrate the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, with appropriate communication and interpersonal skills in order to deal with a wide variety of issues.
The successful applicant will need to be flexible in terms of working hours to support the service, and this may include some evening and weekend work.
The standard working pattern will be Wednesday afternoons, all day Thursday and Friday, with some room for negotiation, for example 3 shorter days.
Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.