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Wellbeing Officer (Counsellor)

De Montfort University - Student & Academic Services

Location: Leicester
Salary: £37,386 to £40,745 Grade F
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 29th March 2023
Closes: 1st May 2023
Job Ref: D-62249526-02
 

De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, globally-minded institution with a relentless focus on delivering quality teaching and learning, and a campus-wide focus on providing a sector-leading student experience.

A culturally rich university with a palpable commitment to the public good, it strives to maintain a stimulating and inclusive environment where staff and students are able to thrive. The university is a vibrant, multicultural hub of learning, creativity and innovation that never surrenders to convention. Our success is built on a fantastic student experience coupled with award-winning teaching and world-class facilities that help students develop the skills and attitudes employers demand.

Faculty / Directorate

Student and Academic Services is responsible for providing a wide and diverse range of services to all our students including Admissions, Graduation, Student Welfare, Careers & Employability, Student Finance and Academic Quality.

Role

As Wellbeing Officer, you will provide professional and impartial short-term counselling 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. 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 to support student retention and attainment.

This role is on a fixed term contract to cover a maternity cover upto 12 months or when the postholder returns which ever is first. It is on a full time basis of 37 hours per week.

Ideal Candidate

You will hold a relevant professional qualification in counselling. 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.

De Montfort University is committed to providing a working and learning environment that enriches lives, supports individuals to reach their full potential, and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. As an educator and shaper of society, the university aims to role model positive behaviours both within the university and to reflect the diversity of the wider community. As such we welcome applications from all potential candidates.

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