Department: Student & Academic Services - Advice and Counselling Service
Salary: Off scale (Grade 8)
Location: Mile End
Closing date: 28-Oct-2019
The Advice and Counselling Service is a multidisciplinary student support service offering counselling and psychological support, psychiatry clinics, welfare advice, financial advice and immigration advice.
The service currently employs 21 staff equating to approximately 15 FTE, plus a small number of counselling trainees and associates. There are three staff teams: counselling team, welfare advice team and frontline services team.
We are seeking an experienced Consultant Psychiatrist to work alongside the existing Psychiatrist, who is interested in, and committed to, student mental health and wellbeing, to join the staff team at Queen Mary’s Advice and Counselling Service.
You must have significant post-qualification experience of providing psychiatric assessment and treatment to individuals, some of which should have been within an institutional setting, plus experience of working with young people/adolescents. You must also have knowledge of, and interest in, mental health concerns currently facing Higher Education institutions and their students, and interest in this client group and the specific issues common to them e.g. adolescent development; transitions; self-harm; suicide; eating disorders; drugs and alcohol; separation.
The role is for 110 hours per year: delivering 25 four hour clinics per year, concentrated within the academic term times, plus 10 hours per year for attending meetings and establishing / maintaining local referral networks and liaison. It is a permanent appointment, with an expected start date of January 2020.
Starting salary will be in the range £79,540 - £107,745 pro rata per annum and inclusive of London Allowance and benefits include pension scheme.
It is a requirement of the role that the post holder will have an Enhanced DBS check.
We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, faith, religion, disability and age but, as ethnic minority groups and members of the LGBTQ community are currently under-represented, we would encourage applications from members of these groups.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Kevin Halon, Head of Advice and Counselling, firstname.lastname@example.org or on +44 (0) 020 7882 8717.
Details about the Advice and Counselling Service can be found at www.welfare.qmul.ac.uk
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Applicants must provide a personal statement outlining how they meet the requirements of the job profile. Applications without a personal statement will not be considered.
The closing date for applications is Monday 28th October.
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