College Counsellor (21.6 hours per week, term time only)

Recruiter
Stanmore College
Location
Stanmore, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Sep 2019
Closes
05 Oct 2019
Ref
1270071066
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
COUNSELLOR 0.6

(21.6 hours per week, term-time only)

As a Counsellor you will provide counselling to students and staff as well as

welfare and benefits advice to all students, both full-time and part-time.

You will have at least 4 years' experience of working in a counselling role with young people and adults and must have 2 A Levels or a level 3 qualification and a Diploma in Counselling.

Salary : Band H, points 25 - 29, £28,561 - £32,063 per annum (F/T salary)

£17,136.60 - £19,237.80 (P/T salary)

Application form and further details of the post available from the Stanmore

College website : www.stanmore.ac.uk or by telephone on 0208 420 7739.

Closing date for applications: Thursday, 3rd October 2019

Interviews will take place on Tuesday, 15th October 2019

MAIN DUTIES

  1. To plan, prepare and deliver a high quality and confidential counselling service across the college to support students to achieve and succeed. Provide one to one confidential counselling to all students and staff.


  1. To identify counselling and mental health needs through comprehensive assessment of students at the point of application or referral to the service


  1. To maintain accurate, timely and auditable counselling records


  1. To play a proactive and integral part in the Student Services Team working closely with the Pastoral Support Manager, Personal Tutors, Student Welfare Officer, Learning Support Manager and Safeguarding team where appropriate.


  1. To publicise the service to staff and students through classroom activities, Study Space, Intranet and the College website


  1. To monitor and evaluate the counselling service using agreed quality procedures including the student voice and initiate strategies to consistently improve the quality of the service to meet student needs. Provide reports on the access, usage and impact of the counselling service


  1. To liaise with external agencies to provide referrals or links for the support of students


  1. To assist learners to adopt safe practices and healthy lifestyles e.g. leading group sessions on coping with stress or mindfulness for example


  1. To contribute to staff development including leading sessions on strategies to deal with mental health and the role of a counsellor and support tutors and lecturers with student issues. Acting as a resource for all staff who need to develop their personal counselling skills in their work with students


  1. Supervise part-time and trainee counsellors.


  1. To contribute to the application process of the student journey by supporting interviews and student inductions including meeting with tutor groups.


  1. Develop and maintain a bank of resources on topics such as welfare, benefits, bursaries, drugs and alcohol, eating disorders, etc., liaising with relevant charities/NHS to facilitate any drop-in clinics as required


  1. Attend conferences, courses and workshops to update and develop counselling expertise and knowledge of welfare and benefits issues.


  1. To undertake professional counselling supervision and staff development


  1. Taking personal responsibility for supporting, promoting and following all College policies in relation to health and safety, equality and diversity and data protection within the scope of the post


The postholder can be required to carry out any other duties consistent with the grade of post, at any site on which the College may operate.

This job description is current at the date shown below. In consultation with the postholder, it is liable to variation by management within a reasonable timescale to reflect or anticipate changes in or to the job.

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