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Student Counsellor

City, University of London - Student Counselling, Mental Health and Accessibility Service

Location: London
Salary: £44,559 to £53,174
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 9th September 2021
Closes: 30th September 2021
Job Ref: PRSV00120

Background

Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location. City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade, City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. Led by President, Professor Anthony Finkelstein, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.

Responsibilities

Based in the Student Counselling, Mental Health and Accessibility Service, the Counselling Team offer psychological interventions to all students within the university and are proactive in the management of students in crisis or presenting with suicide risk . The counselling team works closely with the mental health team in the management of students at risk. The team is dedicated to removing barriers to education and enabling students to manage their psychological well-being alongside their studies.

Person Specification

The postholder will work closely with senior counselling colleagues to provide a professional high calibre and culturally competent specialist counselling service. The postholder will work with existing students to facilitate full access to university life and support independent learning; working with a multidisciplinary framework, the postholder will have a good understanding of the systems-psychodynamic approach to working in organizations and be able to respond to student demand and School enquiries in a considered way. The postholder will be educated to degree level with a postgraduate qualification in counselling / psychotherapy and registered with a relevant professional body, such as, BACP, UKCP, BPS, BABCP or equivalent. They will have experience of working with a complex client group, managing risk and understanding the intricacies of working across cultures and with vulnerable students.

Additional Information

City offers a sect or-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 11:59 on 28 September 2021

City, University of London is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all its activities, processes, and culture, for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors.

We welcome applications regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or social class. For more information on our approaches to encouraging an inclusive environment, please see our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Pages.

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