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Website Oxford University Student Counselling Service

Student Welfare and Support Services 3 Worcester Street, Oxford, OX1 2BX
We have two roles available:

1. Counsellor, 3 days per week 22.5hours, university term time only (30 weeks) fixed term contract until December 2026
2. Counsellor, 3 days week, 22.5hours, (42 weeks per year) permanent contract.

Grade 8:  Salary £45,585 – £54,395 p.a. pro rata

All counsellors are expected to work on one evening a week during term-time.
All counsellors attend the weekly staff meeting (currently Wednesday 13.00 to 14.15).
The service currently works under the Universities New Ways of Working Framework and therefore a hybrid working pattern with a minimum expectation of one day per week on-site and a minimum of one day to be worked remotely is offered.
As part of our department’s commitment to openness, inclusivity and transparency, we strongly encourage applications from all who consider they meet the requirements of the post, and particularly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply’

About the Role

The two core models of The University Counselling Service are psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy.  The practitioner will be responsible for their own clinical practice, conducting initial assessments of students including those who present with multiple and complex problems. Following assessment, the practitioner will select a therapeutic approach relevant to the needs of individual students or refer to specialist services where available. The practitioner will be responsible for their own professional development and also for delivering relevant training programmes for college and departmental staff on a variety of student mental health issues and appropriate practical ways to support students. The practitioner will also be able to research, develop, and lead therapeutic groups, as well as evaluate and adapt the content and format according. They will contribute to the operational development of the service and support the wider work of the Counselling Service within colleges, departments and external services. During the aforementioned team meetings the practitioner may take responsibility for the development of a theme at specific meetings; to attend and engage with training and consultancy meetings, sharing in decisions on format and content of such meetings and contribute to the planning of the development of the service.
The practitioner will be committed to delivering brief therapy where appropriate.

Please see the University of Oxford’s vacancies webpages for further information.

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