University of Oxford
June 26, 2024
Offerd Salary:£45,585 - £54,395
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Contract Type:fixed term contract
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Student Welfare and Support Services 3 Worcester Street, Oxford, OX1 2BX

We have two roles available:

1. Counsellor, 3 days per week 22.5hours, university term time only (30 weeks) fixed term contract until December 2026

2. Counsellor, 3 days week, 22.5hours, (42 weeks per year) permanent contract.

Grade 8: Salary £45,585 - £54,395 p.a. pro rata

All counsellors are expected to work on one evening a week during term-time.

All counsellors attend the weekly staff meeting (currently Wednesday 13.00 to 14.15).

The service currently works under the Universities New Ways of Working Framework and therefore a hybrid working pattern with a minimum expectation of one day per week on-site and a minimum of one day to be worked remotely is offered.

As part of our department's commitment to openness, inclusivity and transparency, we strongly encourage applications from all who consider they meet the requirements of the post, and particularly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply'

About the Role

The two core models of The University Counselling Service are psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy. The practitioner will be responsible for their own clinical practice, conducting initial assessments of students including those who present with multiple and complex problems. Following assessment, the practitioner will select a therapeutic approach relevant to the needs of individual students or refer to specialist services where available. The practitioner will be responsible for their own professional development and also for delivering relevant training programmes for college and departmental staff on a variety of student mental health issues and appropriate practical ways to support students. The practitioner will also be able to research, develop, and lead therapeutic groups, as well as evaluate and adapt the content and format according. They will contribute to the operational development of the service and support the wider work of the Counselling Service within colleges, departments and external services. During the aforementioned team meetings the practitioner may take responsibility for the development of a theme at specific meetings; to attend and engage with training and consultancy meetings, sharing in decisions on format and content of such meetings and contribute to the planning of the development of the service.

The practitioner will be committed to delivering brief therapy where appropriate.

About You

Applicants should be able to demonstrate

• Evidence of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Individual Counsellor Accreditation/UKCP Registration or equivalent body e.g. Chartership with the British Psychological Society (BPS); Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) in the case of a Psychologist, qualified as a Clinical or Counselling Psychologist.

• Substantial experience of delivering individual, psychodynamic and/or cognitive behavioural counselling/psychotherapy for a range of psychological problems and at significant depth, as well as the experience and ability of adapting a therapeutic model to a brief approach.

• Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team, to self-motivate and motive others

• A detailed and contemporary familiarity with issues facing students in Higher Education

• Evidence of ability to identify training needs, to design and deliver training accordingly.

• Experience of using MS Outlook or equivalent for email and calendar and MS Teams or equivalent for chat, video/audio calls and file storage/sharing.

What We Offer

As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees' wellbeing, and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

• An excellent contributory pension scheme

• A comprehensive range of childcare services

• Family leave schemes

• Cycle loan scheme

• Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans

• Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs

For further information please see the website at: Counselling and mental health University of Oxford. If you would like to speak to someone about the role, please contact; SWSS Administrator [email protected]

Please upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application. The supporting statement should demonstrate explicitly how you meet the selection criteria for this post.

The closing date is noon on Wednesday 26 June. Group Interviews for those shortlisted are expected to take place on 16 or 17 July with individual interviews on either 23 or 24 July.

Contact Person : Max Evans Vacancy ID : 173306 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 26-Jun-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 8 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : 45585 - 54395

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