University of Oxford
June 26, 2024
Offerd Salary:£36,024 - £44,263
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Student Welfare and Support Services (SWSS) – Counselling Service

3 Worcester Street, Oxford OX1 2BX

Counsellor, 3 days per week 22.5hours, term time only (30 weeks) permanent contract.

Grade 7: Salary £36,024 - £44,263 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. 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.

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 eg 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
  • 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 26th June. Group Interviews for those shortlisted are expected to take place on 16th or 17th July with individual interviews on either 23rd or 24th July

    Contact Person : Nathan Jefferson Vacancy ID : 173371 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 26-Jun-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £36,024 - £44,263 p.a. pro rata

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