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Counsellor 0.64 FTE

New City College Hackney CampusHackney

New City College is the dynamic group of further education colleges in East London which comprises Tower Hamlets College, Hackney Community College, Epping Forest College Redbridge College, Havering College of Further & Higher Education and Havering Sixth form College. Our 6-college merger places the group at the forefront of further education in the region. With a turnover of £100m, 20,000 students and 2000 staff it is one of the strongest and most influential further education organisations in the country. 

Our college environment is second to none. We have industry standard facilities and equipment at all campuses, expert staff and partnerships with other high profile organisations which all prepare students for progression to higher education or successful careers.

East London is dynamic, innovative and entrepreneurial. As we develop our longer term vision, we will continue to ensure that we invest in our staff and other resources to provide a distinctive offer and excellent, supportive learning environment which meets the needs of students and employers and prepares local people for the changing workforce of the area.

Counsellor 0.64 FTE 25.5 hours per week

Term Time only (40 Weeks) 

Salary: £22,347 per annum (pro-rated salary) 

Working across New City College including Havering College of Further & Higher Education, Havering Sixth form College and Rainham Construction & Engineering campus. 

The College is seeking an experienced counsellor to provide support to students.  

• Are you passionate about equality and committed to inclusion?

• Can you provide confidential counselling services and support?

• Do you have extensive experience of working with adolescents? 

If so, we are looking for an enthusiastic team player to join our newly formed Mental Health & Wellbeing team of dedicated professionals.  This is a rare opportunity to join a team in the early stages of its development and be a part of its journey to success. 

The successful applicant will be educated to degree level and will have a recognised professional counselling qualification as well as membership of a recognised professional body such as the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

You will demonstrate effective interpersonal, organisational and administrative skills and have significant experience of offering individual counselling/psychotherapy. You will have experience of working with individuals from different cultures, disabilities, sexual orientations and ages, preferably within a further/higher education setting. You may also have experience of providing clinical supervision for counsellors and may have undertaken supervision training.

The duties and responsibilities include working as a part of the Mental Health & Wellbeing team of mental health advisers and counsellors, contributing to the development of support services at New City College. As a member of this team, you will triage clients to the appropriate service, ensuring the safeguarding of all learners.  You will provide short term counselling to individual learners for whom this would be beneficial to their wellbeing and success in their studies.  You will provide drops ins and regular focused group work.  You will liaise with independent guidance services and external agencies to ensure learner access to appropriate internal and external referral sources. 

Closing date: 03rd January 2022

Interviews will take place week commencing: w/c 10th January 2022

The closing date given is a guide only. There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

To apply for this vacancy and for further information please visit our website: https://www.ncclondon.ac.uk/working-for-us or contact Human Resources on 020 7510 7712. E-mail: recruitment@ncclondon.ac.uk 

New City College aims to develop a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve and actively welcome applications from candidates from a BAME background.

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