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Student Counsellor


Posted on Sep 15, 2021 by CV-Library

Berkshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£22 - £23 Hourly
Are you a qualified counsellor looking for an exciting new opportunity, in a fast paced environment? If so please see an exciting opportunity below, where you will have the chance to provide crucial support to students during their degree

The University of Reading are looking for a counsellor to support their students remotely, you will be focused on students needs; developing, hosting and coordinating different support packages. The right candidate will be able to support students with remote emotional support using a short-term counselling model. The post-holder will also support staff around the University to enable a better understanding of mental health difficulties and how to manage students with
complex needs.

Hours: 30-35 hours a week for the first term, starting from 20th September (induction week potentially) until 10th December. This may need to be extended based on circumstances. The standard day (to help understand our service in terms of time planning) is a 7 hour day, 5 clinical hours and 2 admin hours. Part time/ reduce hours can also be consider and can be discussed upon interview

Qualification/ Requirement: The candidates will ideally be DBS checked, qualified counsellors/psychotherapists/psychologists and be accredited by BACP/UKCP/BPS/BPC.

Location: It is not a requirement to be onsite, as we are minimising people on campus, but you will need a working laptop/computer with video and audio capability.

Training: A full training package and induction plan will be set up once we are ready to start.

Pay Rate: Tbc

Role Overview: The Counsellors primary role will be to follow our First Contact Resolution model. This involves completing a thorough assessment, on our Strategies for Success (SfS) document ideally to try and use a solution focused model and help the student to resolve their issues as best as possible in the first meeting.

First contact resolution (assessments) are commonly 1 hour to 1.5 hours in length a the form is typed on while meeting the student which is then uploaded onto the university system and sent to the student for their own use.

Sometimes a follow up appointment is needed after the first meeting, this is usually with the same assessor for 10-30 minutes to check that the student has engaged in whatever is needed. If a student is referred to a Counsellor or Mental Health Advisor then a robust reason/goal must be set, as the aim is to support the student in completing their degree.

Randstad SWS acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad SWS is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone

Reference: 214666097

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