Advice and Counselling Service Student Services
CBT Therapist/Counsellor – two 0.8 FTE posts
Salary: £36,064 - £42,431 per annum annum
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.
The post holders will join an established and successful counselling team who provide mainly short term therapeutic interventions to support students at the university. As part of the Advice and Counselling Service, you will also work closely with a team of welfare advisers.
We are looking for two CBT Therapists/ Counsellors to join our existing team of counsellors, consultant psychiatrists, a group therapist and trainees/associates, with experience of working in an institutional setting and delivering assessments and short term therapy/counselling. The work will involve assessing clients, deciding on whether further sessions would be helpful, managing risk and offering one to one sessions to students, as well as possibly some group/workshop delivery.
Applicants must have an appropriate postgraduate qualification which includes a core CBT component, a CBT training, or they must have a postgraduate qualification in Counselling or Psychotherapy with a core psychodynamic or psychoanalytic component. We are also looking for applicants with significant post-qualification experience who are used to working with clients from diverse backgrounds and social groups, and preferably with experience of working with young adults.
You must have excellent communication skills, and be able to work both independently and as a member of a team.
Our preference is to appoint at least one CBT Therapist, in order to complement the existing orientations in the team. However, we are committed to appointing the best candidates overall and therefore encourage strong applicants from both orientations.
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 posts are both 0.8 FTE (28 hours per week), permanent appointments, with an expected start date of September/early October 2017. Starting salary will be in the range of £36,064 - £42,431 per annum (pro rata), inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave pro rata, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.
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, Counselling Manager at 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
To apply for the role click on the following link:- https://webapps2.is.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/ and search for job ref QMUL11805.
The closing date for applications is Monday 26th June. Shortlisted candidates will be notified on Wednesday 28th June with interviews taking place on Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th July.
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