Exploring mental health and counselling - D241 (60pts course at Level 2)
Starting in October 2020 in various locations across the UK and the Republic of Ireland
D241 focuses on counselling theory and practice with a critical approach to situate and (de)construct mental health/illness. The main sections in the module cover: mental health: the emergence of the talking cure, presenting problems (sadness and worry, trauma and crisis, relationships and intimacy, formulation), models of working (psychodynamic, humanistic, CBT, integrative/pluralistic), counselling in practice (therapeutic relationship, beyond the individual, technology based counselling, ethics and professional issues), contemporary issues: mental health and society (politics of research and evidence, mental disorder and criminal justice, living in a therapeutic culture).
You should have: a degree in psychology, counselling or another relevant discipline; a good knowledge of counselling theory and counselling practice and understanding of mental health; relevant experience of counselling practice and/or therapeutic oriented work in mental health settings; experience of teaching, ideally through distance learning, and familiarity with teaching using a virtual learning environment (VLE) and online tutorials or forums; experience of using IT systems (as assignments will be submitted, marked and returned electronically) and the ability to navigate online resources and use them in teaching.
You should also have at least one of the following: a postgraduate qualification in psychology with a substantial counselling and/or mental health component; a postgraduate qualification/Diploma in counselling/psychotherapy; Professional Registration or Accreditation in Counselling or Mental Health (e.g. BACP UKCP, HCPC).
We offer a competitive salary (salary band 7, £4,160, payable over 9 months), flexible working patterns, the opportunity to continue your professional development, family friendly policies, a pension scheme, staff discounts on OU modules and access to our library services.
For detailed information, and to apply online, go to http://www.open.ac.uk/jobs/tutors/vacancies
Closing date: Midnight 21st April 2020
To work with us you will need access to the internet.
We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.”