Student Counsellor

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Grade 5 equivalent - £32,816 pro rata (£17.41/hour plus a holiday pay supplement)
09 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
19 Jan 2020
Contract Type
Part Time

Application closing date: 19/01/2020
Salary: Grade 5 equivalent - £32,816 pro rata (£17.41/hour plus a holiday pay supplement)
Package: Excellent benefits package

Job description

We are currently looking to recruit Student Counsellors within our Student Wellbeing and Inclusion Service at Edinburgh Napier University. The team are based at our Sighthill campus although the role might require some travel across the three Napier campuses. We are looking to increase our pool of Student Counsellors to work a few hours each year subject to the demands of the university. Student Counsellors must be flexible to work daytime and early evenings (Monday to Friday).

Edinburgh Napier University is a forward thinking institution home to forward-thinking people, inspired by the world around them. The Student Wellbeing and Inclusion Service provides high quality, professional services to support potential and current students from their initial enquiry to Edinburgh Napier University through to graduation. As a University committed to creating an inclusive environment for all, we aim to provide a positive and supportive environment for all students and staff on the basis of individual merits, ability and potential. A wide range of support for students is provided by our teams including; Disability Inclusion, Student Funding, Counselling and Mental Wellbeing, Chaplaincy and our Keep On Track service (supporting student retention).

The role

Edinburgh Napier Student Counselling and Wellbeing Service offer counselling and support to a student body consisting of approximately 17,000 students. Reporting to the Head of Student Counselling & Mental Wellbeing this role will support the student journey through the delivery of a range of psychological interventions including drop-in, assessments and counselling whilst promoting resources and self-help techniques to increase students' overall mental wellbeing and resilience. The aim of the service and the role within it is to enhance the student experience and support retention and student success by working as part of a team to deliver ethical psychological support to students.

This role holds a significant and exciting opportunity to be part of a team who are delivering and continue to develop an innovative and student-focused service provision.

To view the job description in full please click here.

Who we are looking for?

Our ideal candidate will hold a Post Graduate Qualification in Counselling / CBT or equivalent and have extensive experience in assessing and counselling individuals including short term, goal orientated counselling or CBT. You will have experience of conducting therapeutic interventions on the phone and via video link as well as experience of working with individuals with mental health issues. You will be able to demonstrate your skills and knowledge working therapeutically with trauma and understanding trauma responses as well as your understanding of community recourses and referral pathways.

You will be a registered Member of BACP/ COSCA and working towards accreditation/ accredited with BACP/ COSCA/ BABCP

Benefits we offer

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefits package. This includes a generous pension scheme, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts.

Remuneration - Grade 5 equivalent - GBP 32,816 pro rata (GBP 17.41/hour plus a holiday pay supplement)

Further information regarding our excellent benefits can be viewed here.

Additional Information

  • Closing Date : Sunday 19 January 2020 (midnight) 
  • Interview Date : Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 January 2020

Please note that the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment. We are unable to sponsor any candidate for this role.

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations (Advance HE's Athena SWAN Charter) and holds Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here.

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