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Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF42259

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 25/08/2022

Job live date: 04/08/2022

Salary: £42,149 - £51,800 per annum

Employment type: PM-ALC

Department: Student Services

Division: Student Wellbeing Services

Hours per week: 0.6 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Part time, Permanent

The Counsellor post is incredibly important one, we value our in-house support provisions and want to enhance the service with a dynamic individual. We are looking for someone who can support students in the moment as well as short term counselling sessions. The post holder will be able to support general psychoeducational development and understand the HE sector.

The University of Reading offer staff in-house training, pensions, generous annual leave and employee assistance programs, as well a wide range of other support and benefits. The Counselling and Wellbeing team is a supportive team, both to students and to each other. We welcome change, growth ideas and development of support mechanisms. Staff are offered, within the team, clinical CPD, part funded supervision, 1:1 support and multidisciplinary clinical meetings to enhance clinical development. Our service is based at Whiteknights Campus, surrounded by green spaces, eateries, a gym and as a staff member you will also have full access to the library.

You will have:

  • You will be able to manage a caseload of students
  • You will have counselling experience, in a short term setting
  • Experience of assessing clinical needs
  • A good understanding of HE
  • Experience of supporting those with complex mental health conditions
  • The ability to manage crisis situations and appropriately respond and refer those needing additional support
  • The ability to develop, coordinate and host workshops and groups
  • Experience of using a database

The ability to work under pressure and manage deadlines.

* Interview date: 29th and 30th September 2022

Informal contact details

Contact role:

Director of Student Wellbeing Services

Contact name:

Selina Patankar-Owens

Contact phone:

0118 378 4216

Contact email:

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Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route.  Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS.  There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.



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