Part-time Tutors (Counselling and Forensic Psychology)

Job Title: Part-time Tutors (Counselling and Forensic Psychology)
Contract Type: Part-time
Location: United Kingdom
Salary: Competitive salary (salary band 7, £4,160, payable over 9 months
Job Published: June 02, 2020 08:57

Job Description

Part-time tutors at The Open University

Counselling and forensic psychology: Investigating crime and therapy 

(60pt course at Level 3), starting in October 2020 in various locations across the UK and Ireland

This module draws on recent theoretical debates and research to critically explore the fascinating relationship between counselling and forensic psychology. Students will learn about media representations of crime and therapy and the role of sociocultural issues in both forensic and therapeutic work. They will be introduced to the most common and effective therapeutic approaches for working with offenders/victims of crime and explore therapeutic and forensic aspects around sex and sexuality. Students will develop an understanding of the dichotomies and emerging themes in this area and the challenges of providing therapy in a forensic settings. You should have: 

  • a good undergraduate degree in psychology/ forensic psychology or in a cognate area
  • a good knowledge of counselling theory and counselling practice and some understanding of therapeutic work in forensic 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).

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

Closing date: Midnight 18th June 2020

To work with us you will need access to the internet.

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