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University Counsellor (12 Month Fixed-Term Contract)

University of West London - Student Services

Location: London
Salary: £37,746 to £45,854 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th January 2022
Closes: 4th February 2022
Job Ref: SS170

Interview Date:   Tuesday 15 February 2022

The University of West London is ranked as the top modern University for overall satisfaction according to the National Student Survey 2019. Help us in enabling the training of the next generation of trailblazing graduates, create the game-changing businesses of tomorrow & develop the solutions that will transform the lives of millions. It takes a big team to do what we do! We’re on the lookout for talented and enthusiastic academics and professionals to help us deliver exceptional service in everything we do.

The Department

Student Services is a large multi-disciplinary team that plays a crucial role in supporting our students. The Wellbeing Service is an umbrella term used to describe our various teams, Counselling, Disability & Mental Health & Faith). We provide a holistic approach to student support to ensure students’ individual needs are fully met to enhance their academic success, aid student & develop each student as an individual. The Wellbeing team is a busy & in-demand service. We are a tight knit team who help & support each other. We work hard and importantly have fun along the way.  

The Role 

You will provide confidential & non-judgemental counselling support to UWL students. We deliver a blended approach of “One At A Time” or OAAT therapy & short term counselling. Training will be provided to prepare you for OAAT therapy if you are not familiar with this mode of delivery. We are currently delivering all sessions online via remote video counselling or telephone but will be moving back on to campus shortly in the hope to deliver both, in person face to face support & online remote support. You will use an online data management system to review registration forms, view appointment’s booked & record your client/student case notes. You will also support the wider Wellbeing team in delivering workshops to students. Peer supervision will be provided & we will also pay for private individual supervision. 

The Person 

Applicants will need to be a registered and/or accredited Counsellor (BACP, UKCP or BPS) with a minimum of 2 years post-qualifying experience. You will need to be experienced in short term counselling & able to work with crisis interventions using a wide range of therapeutic modalities. It is preferable although not essential for you to have experience of working with a “One At A Time” therapy model. You will be proficient using IT to conduct remote online video appointments & use data management systems to manage your caseload of students. We are seeking a fun & enthusiastic individual to join our supportive & friendly team.

How to Apply 

To apply click on ‘Apply’ 

Please email hr.recruitment@uwl.ac.uk  if you need any assistance with the application process.

Interviews are expected to be held on Tuesday 15th February.

For informal enquiries about the position please contact Deborah Adewole (Senior Counsellor) via counsellor@uwl.ac.uk

Additional Information 

Read more about working at the University of West London at https://www.uwl.ac.uk/about-us/how-university-works/why-work-uwl

We also welcome applications from applicants interested in job sharing.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum & Nationality Act 2006. 

Please be advised that it is expected that appointment within a grade will normally be at the minimum point.

This post is not available for UWL students.

A Enhanced DBS Certificate is required for this post (to be undertaken upon appointment).

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