The University of Central Lancashire is seeking to appoint a Student Counsellor to work within our busy Student Support and Wellbeing team. Qualified to degree level and with a recognised Diploma-level Counselling qualification, you will provide therapeutic counselling of the highest quality, to help individual students engage to the best of their ability within their course of study. Therapy and support will be provided using a solution focused, time limited approach.
The post holder will deliver health/wellbeing promotional and therapeutic activities to individuals and groups and take a proactive role in the anticipation, identification, co-ordination and planning of response(s) of the current and future needs of targeted groups of students, prior to those needs arising.
Duties will include but are not restricted to managing complex cases, providing therapeutic counselling and proactive health and wellbeing promotional activities for individual and groups. You will be expected to work closely with colleagues across the service and on occasion with external services and agencies. Utilising your experience of working in an established counselling service you will demonstrate a good understanding of students from a wide range of demographics and possess a calm and friendly demeanour in this challenging role. You will also be required to produce reports and statistics which will be used to evaluate and develop the service.
We are looking for someone who can demonstrate the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, with appropriate communication and interpersonal skills in order to deal with a wide variety of issues.
In order to ensure the counselling team is representative of the student body at UCLan, we strongly encourage applications from people with lived experience of the issues and challenges faced by people from the Black community.
Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. Previous applicants need not apply This position is based in Preston.
School/Service: Student Services
Hours: Part time (20 hours per week over – 0.55 FTE) 34 weeks term time only
Interview Date: To be confirmed