Sessional Counsellor

York, North Yorkshire
08 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
24 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Salary - £28,098 - £32,548 per annum (pro rata)

Part time (14.8 hours per week) for a temporary period of 8 weeks, after which work will be undertaken on a casual basis

We are seeking enthusiastic professionals to work on a bank/sessional basis to support our permanent team during the busiest times of the academic calendar.

You will provide responsive, specialist counselling to York St John University students who are experiencing emotional and psychological difficulties with the aim of helping students manage their psychological wellbeing in the context of their academic and university experience.

You will be part of a friendly, dedicated, professional multi-disciplinary Wellbeing Team (Counsellors, Mental Health Advisers, Welfare Advisers) working within the wider context of the University's Student and Staff Services directorate  You will have the ability to work collaboratively and effectively as a supportive team member.

A psychological practitioner registered with a professional body (e.g. BACP, BPS) you will have experience of counselling young adults and of working in an institution. You will have a good understanding of the issues currently facing the Higher Education sector, and how these affect student wellbeing and mental health. You will have excellent clinical assessment skills, be able to manage a busy caseload and contribute to the development of the Wellbeing Team interventions on offer.

Please note that due to the nature of the work, current York St John students will not be eligible to apply for this role.

For informal enquiries please contact Nic Streatfield (Head of Student Services) on 01904 876522. 

Please note that CVs will not be accepted in place of the application form.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion within our workforce and welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Closing date - 24th January 2018 at midnight

Provisional interview date - 7th February 2018