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Solution Focused Therapist

Oxford Brookes University

Location: Oxford
Salary: £35,845 rising annually to £39,152, pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th June 2021
Closes: 27th June 2021
Job Ref: 100617

Oxford Brookes University has a vacancy for a 0.63 FTE counselling post, working 25 hours per week. This is a permanent 42 week a year appointment at Headington & Marston Road sites.

The post holder will be part of a motivated team of qualified, and experienced therapists offering a professional, responsive and easily accessible service to students. The Counselling Service provides a varied and flexible programme of therapeutic and psychoeducation interactions to enhance the experience of students whilst at University.

For more information about the Counselling Service please visit:

As Solution Focused Therapist you will be responsible for:

  • Providing face to face counselling to students within a brief solution focused therapy model
  • Developing and running psychoeducation workshops and/or groups
  • Contributing to the Service team’s development of policies & practices
  • Conducting clinical assessments, face to face and/ or by telephone with particular reference to risk assessment and crisis management
  • Engaging in the identification and provision of organisational networks and structures to provide appropriate support to the student population
  • Undertaking the supervision of trainee counsellors when appropriate.

You should have:

  • Accreditation with BACP or equivalent
  • Degree or equivalent
  • Counselling training to Diploma level
  • Experience of working as part of a team in an organisational setting
  • Experience/training in short-term counselling and risk/crisis management.

Please note: the successful applicant will need to be subject to a background disclosure check by the Disclosure and barring Service (DBS) before any appointment can be confirmed.

Interviews are expected to take place on 20th July and 21st July 2021.

As one of the largest employers in Oxford we pride ourselves in the great experience we offer our staff. You’ll be joining a friendly, professional environment where every member of staff is recognised as important to the success of Oxford Brookes University. To find out more about the benefits of working for Oxford Brookes please visit:

CV and Personal Statement :
As part of the application process all applicants are required to complete our online application form by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button below. All parts of the application form should be completed and in the section of the form called “Supporting Documents”, applicants must upload their CV and a Personal Statement. To complete the Personal Statement part of the application, applicants must download the Personal Statement document which is part of the advert below and complete the form, providing examples and explaining how they meet each item detailed on the document. The Personal Statement must then be uploaded to the application form along with the CV.

The University has adopted equality, diversity and inclusion as core values. We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates whatever their background, and especially from BAME candidates who are under-represented in our workforce.

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