£34304 - £40927 per annum
14 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Feb 2022
Durham University
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department and role purpose:

The Counselling and Mental Health Service is a multi-disciplinary central specialist service for student mental health and wellbeing provision in the University. It sits within the Student Support and Wellbeing Directorate. The Counselling and Mental Health Service provides support for the institution by providing individual and group interventions, consultancy and support for College and Departmental Staff, and the development, delivery or support for proactive initiatives around mental health and wellbeing. The Service exists to enable students to make the most of the academic and social opportunities that the University affords, and to enable staff to fulfil their potential in the workplace. The Service is responsive to the changing needs of Durham University and operates within clear ethical and professional guidelines.



Core responsibilities:


  • Recognised professional practitioner and service specialist, with current membership of an accredited professional body (BACP, UKCP, BPS or HCPC) Provide counselling services to students at the Durham University International Study Centre (DUISC) located at Queen's Campus, Stockton Implement changes to the design and development of service processes, techniques and deliverables for one or more service strands or project streams. Provide specialist expertise and support: conducting assessments of therapeutic needs and risk of students accessing the service; offering brief focussed individual counselling to students within the guidelines and policies of the Service; and consulting with University colleagues and external agencies Contribute to development of operational service activities to ensure excellence in the stakeholder experience. Collect and analyse stakeholder feedback to help define needs and requirements and the design and planning of services.


Specific role requirements


The normal working hours of the Counselling and Mental Health Service are 9am - 5pm. There may be some flexibility with start/finish times to the working day. The typical working day is 7 hours with a one-hour break.


The post holder will be based at Queen's Campus, Stockton for two days per week, as the sole counsellor within DUISC, and will be a member of the wider Counselling Team with line-management and support being delivered from Durham City. Some time will be spent with the Team in Durham. The post is 0.6 FTE, 3 days per week/21 hours.



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