Course Tutor: Integrative Counselling

Employer
Iron Mill College
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
16 Aug 2021

Job Details

Iron Mill College is a specialist independent college located in Exeter and Poole with over 40 years of experience in the provision of high-quality counselling and psychotherapy, mental health and wellbeing training programmes.

We currently have a range of exciting teaching posts in Integrative Counselling, designed for tutors to combine with private or employed practice to expand their experience and be part of educating the next generation of counsellors.

Course Tutor: Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited). Location: Exeter; Poole

Course Tutor: FdA in Integrative Counselling (validated University of Worcester & BACP Accredited). Location: Exeter; Poole

Course Tutor: BA in Integrative Counselling (validated University of Worcester & Advanced Specialist Training Status with NCS). Location: Exeter

Hours: The Advanced Diploma is a two-year course taught either at 1 day per week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays) or 1 weekend per month, plus a 1-week summer school

The FdA is a two-year course taught at 1 day per week (Exeter: Wednesdays, yr 1 and Tuesday yr 2; Poole: Tuesdays))

The BA is a one-year course taught at 1 day per week (Thursdays)

Contract includes paid time for teaching-related admin, marking and preparation, as well as for teaching hours. Occasional scheduled teaching development and meetings may take place outside of the usual teaching day.

Tutors may choose to teach on one or more courses.

Duration: 1-year or 2 year fixed-term contract (depending upon cohort to be taught, with possibility of extension)

Salary: £25,023 - £35,609 depending upon qualifications and experience

Responsible to: The Programmes Lead

Start Date: September 2021

Closing Date: Monday 9th August 2021

Interview

Date: Monday 16th August 2021

Selection Method: A 15-minute teaching session (excluding questions) and 30-minute interview.

Teaching Session Topic: You have 15 minutes to deliver part of a 3-hour teaching session, appropriate for a group of first year students, on one of the topics below.

Please provide a brief teaching plan for the whole morning (10am-1pm) and indicate where your 15-minute section would be located. You will have access to a laptop pc and projector, and a flipchart. Please let us know if you have any further specific requirements in advance.

Possible Topics:
  1. Defining Integrative Counselling
  2. Contemporary Attachment Theory
  3. Difference and Diversity

Overview:

Iron Mill College is a specialist independent college based in Exeter with a well-established centre in Poole and a further centre in development in Kent.

With over 40 years of experience in the provision of high-quality counselling and psychotherapy, mental health and wellbeing training programmes, the college is well known and highly regarded within the professional community. The college provides learning opportunities for a range of students at various levels from Certificate level through to postgraduate degrees.

We also offer a comprehensive range of CPD programmes, free public lectures, conferences, study skills sessions, and a low- cost community Counselling Service.

You will be joining a friendly, supportive team, passionate about innovative and creative approaches to teaching and learning, within a successful, growing organisation that provides high quality support and inspiring learning experiences for their students.

Key Responsibilities:

As a Course Tutor, you will be a core tutor for a group of students, delivering all support and teaching for that group over the time frame of their training. This includes (but is not limited to):
  • Planning and delivering teaching across all subjects on the curriculum
  • Strong teamwork including prompt and supportive communication with academic and administrative colleagues
  • IT skills (PowerPoint/Keynote, Windows, SharePoint and OneDrive), and the ability to produce professionally presented course materials
  • Provision of well-structured teaching and learning experiences involving interactive lectures, observation and demonstration of clinical skills, creative exercises, experiential work, reflective practice and feedback.
  • Ability to form and maintain a warm and professional working alliance with students, offering reliable, consistent, relational and supportive group leadership.
  • Managing group process and development, including holding clear boundaries, supporting beginnings and endings, modelling the respect and care expected of students, and facilitating any group storming/ rupture and repair processes in a grounded, supportive, skilled and empathic manner
  • Marking and moderation of assessments with the provision of detailed developmental feedback to students
  • Organising and carrying out tutorials and assessments as required, and uploading detailed records to SharePoint within the required timeframes; organising time well, adhering to set schedules and meeting deadlines
  • Attending all scheduled meetings and undertaking an equal share in the open evening/ open day/ student interview rotas
  • Providing additional learning support and development in a responsive manner and at a level suitable for each student, monitoring progress and communicating expectations clearly
  • Support students in their personal development and awareness
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills
  • Developing innovative teaching, learning and assessment strategies and to facilitate inspiring and memorable learning experiences; to share these with colleagues
  • Maintaining appropriate professional behaviours and boundaries at all times

This is not an exhaustive list of duties and is subject to change.

NB: Iron Mill College (IMC) enrolled students are not permitted to employ a supervisor or therapist in private practice or any other setting who is also a member of staff working at IMC (even when working on a different course or cohort), for reasons of clarity and transparency relating to professional boundaries. This means that lecturers will not be able to recruit IMC students to their private practice while employed at IMC.

All teaching posts are offered subject to successful recruitment to the programme.

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