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Senior University Counsellor

University of West London - Student Services

Location: London
Salary: £52,392 to £58,434 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th February 2024
Closes: 14th March 2024
Job Ref: SS240

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, Welfare and Student Liaison. We provide a holistic approach to student support to ensure students’ individual needs are fully met to enhance their academic success, aid student experience and develop each student as an individual. The Wellbeing team is a busy and in-demand service. We are a tight knit team who help and support each other. We work hard and importantly have fun along the way.  

The Role

This role will support the Head of Wellbeing in the day-to-day management of the UWL Wellbeing Counselling team, providing direct line-management to the team of Counsellors. You will also provide confidential and non-judgemental counselling support to UWL students. We deliver a blended approach of “One At A Time” or OAAT therapy and short term counselling. Training will be provided to prepare you for OAAT therapy if you are not familiar with this mode of delivery. You will use an online data management system to review registration forms, view appointments booked and record your client/student case notes. You will also support the wider Wellbeing team in delivering workshops to students and staff. Peer supervision will be provided and we will also pay for private individual external supervision.

This role is based full time on campus.

The Person

Applicants will need to be a registered and/or accredited Counsellor (BACP, UKCP or BPS) with a minimum of 4 years post-qualifying experience. You will need to be experienced in short term counselling and 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 and use data management systems to manage your caseload of students. We are seeking a fun and enthusiastic individual to join our supportive and friendly team. We welcome applications from people who have management experience as well as people looking to make the next step in their career development.

How to Apply

To apply click on ‘Apply’ and fill out the application form.
Further information about the application process can be found here:
https://jobs.uwl.ac.uk/display.aspx?id=1253&pid=0

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

Interviews are expected to be held week commencing 18th March 2024.

For informal enquiries about the position please contact Deborah Adewole (Head of Wellbeing) via wellbeing@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 and Nationality Act 2006.

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

An enhanced DBS Certificate is required for this post (to be undertaken upon appointment).

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