Information Updated: 12th February 2014
The Staff Counselling Service is a section of the HR Division of the UAS. It is based in the same building as the University Counselling Service (which works with students) but has its own counsellors who are experienced in offering workplace counselling, and are members of the HR Division. Financial reporting and planning come within HR.
The Senior Counsellor reports to the Occupational Health Manager, who sets the direction and scope of the work of the Staff Counselling Service in discussion with the role holder and where relevant with the Head of Student Counselling and other stakeholders.
The Senior Counsellor line manages the other Staff Counsellors, maintaining the professional standards and ethical working practices of the Staff Counselling Service, including confidentiality and management of risk, within the policies set by the Head of Student Counselling Service.
The reception arrangements, service policies and administration, and professional support for Staff Counselling is shared with the University Counselling Service under the Head of the University Counselling Service, who has clinical responsibility for student matters, and provides professional support and guidance to the Staff Counselling Service and Human Resources.
As a qualified and accredited professional in counselling, psychotherapy or cognitive therapy with extensive relevant working experience, the role holder will be active in assessing client needs, assessing risk, and deciding upon the most appropriate method of work, as well as offering counselling, psychotherapy or cognitive therapy to individuals.
The role holder will have prior experience of working in a staff counselling service and ideally having managed a team of counsellors. An understanding of higher education would be an advantage, as well as an understanding of the issues involved in working in a large complex organisation.
The post is full time and will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary period of 9 months. The salary will be on the scale of £37,756 - £47,787 pa (academic-related grade 9), with the place on appointment determined according to qualifications and experience.
Informal enquires about this role may be made to Indi Seehra, Director of Human Resources on email@example.com or (01223) 332342
This appointment is subject to a health assessment and an Enhanced DBS check. Whether an outcome is satisfactory will be determined by the University.
To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button on the following page http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/3159/ This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
Applicants should submit a CHRIS/6, CV, covering letter outlining suitability for the role and contact details for two references.
Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon, Friday 28 February 2014.
Training placements for 2013-14
Associate Counsellors or CBT Therapists
Each year we offer unpaid part-time training placements in the Student and Staff Counselling Services. Applications for the coming year closed on Friday 7th June 2013 and we have now been in contact with everyone who applied.
Applications for the 2014-15 academic year will be open from approx. Easter to early June 2014.