SS234 – University Counsellor x 2

University of West London

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Salary:  

£40,810 to £49,579
per annum

Release Date:  

Monday 04 December 2023

Closing Date:  

Monday 08 January 2024

Interview Date:  

To be confirmed

Reference:  

SS234

The University of West London (UWL) is ranked the best modern* university (non-specialist) in London in the Complete University Guide 2023. 

We were also named University of the Year for Student Experience and Teaching Quality in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023, being described by the editor as “regularly among the top-performing universities” and proving that “it is possible for a London-based institution to achieve outstanding levels of student satisfaction beyond other universities”.   

*University status awarded in or after 1992  

Student Services / Wellbeing Service

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 team (Counselling, Disability & Mental Health, and Faith). 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 Post

We are looking to appoint two post holders one on a permanent full time contract and another on a fixed-term contract for 5 months. 

The Role 

You will 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. We are currently delivering sessions online via remote video counselling and in person face to face support. 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. Peer supervision will be provided, and 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 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.

How to Apply 

To apply click on ‘Apply Online’ 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  

It is important that when completing the shortlisting questions you provide responses that answer each aspect of the question. Please give clear examples.

Please email [email protected]   if you need any assistance with the application process.

Interviews are expected to be held week commencing 22nd January 2024

For informal enquiries about the position please contact Deborah Adewole (Senior Counsellor) via [email protected]

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

Our team is under-represented in terms of staff from BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) backgrounds, of LGBT+ identities, and with disabilities. UWL is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter, and is a Disability Confident Employer as well as a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly those mentioned above to increase diversity in our workforce.

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.

This post is not available for UWL students.

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

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