Wellbeing Practitioner

Leeds, United Kingdom
£27,511 to £32,817 p.a.
Friday, 17 January 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 3 February 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Do you have experience of providing mental health, wellbeing and/or counselling support? Can you manage a complex caseload? Do you want to provide critical support to students experiencing emotional distress? 

Student Counselling and Wellbeing is part of the Student Education Service and provides a wide range of excellent and innovative support to help students manage psychological, emotional and mental health difficulties whilst at University.  As part of the University’s commitment to delivering an exceptional student experience, and in recognition of its critical role in supporting students, Student Counselling and Wellbeing has received significant investment and are recruiting additional staff. 

Student Counselling and Wellbeing is a large multi-disciplinary team that supports students through primarily time limited, focused interventions. In addition to individual appointments the service offers a comprehensive groups and psychoeducational workshop programme; same day support in partnership with Leeds University Union; a Clinical Consultation and Guidance service for University staff and critical incident response and support. 

You will be committed to working collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team, confident in clinical assessment and risk management, and it is essential that you are enthusiastic about focused, short-term interventions in wellbeing and mental health support. Using your professional training and drawing on your experience and knowledge, you will manage a varied and complex caseload of students, provide initial assessments and appropriate psychological interventions, including delivering focussed group sessions. 

We welcome and encourage applications from all sections of the community. For this role we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) counsellors, male practitioners and candidates with disabilities. Our aim is to reflect the University’s diverse and vibrant community and ensure we are as welcoming and accessible as possible to all students.  We will select the best candidate solely on the basis of merit and ability to do the job.

Previous applicants are welcome to re-apply.

We are offering anyone interested in joining the Counselling and Wellbeing Service the opportunity to find out more about the work we do, the University and to meet some of our team at a drop in open event on Tuesday 28th January between 5pm and 7pm (no need to book in advance). The event will take place at:

Student Counselling and Wellbeing

University of Leeds

19 Clarendon Place



Tel 0113 34 34107

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Ms Jeanette Youds, Mental Health and Wellbeing Team Manager

Tel +44 (0)113 343 7458, email: 

Location:     Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:     Student Education Service
School/Institute:     Student Operations
Section:     Student Counselling Centre
Category:     Administrative and Clerical Support
Grade:     Grade 6
Salary:     £27,511 to £32,817 p.a.
Post Type:     Full Time
Contract Type:     Ongoing
Release Date:     Friday 10 January 2020
Closing Date:     Monday 03 February 2020
Downloads:     Candidate Brief  

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