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Graduate Counsellor


£18,000 per annum (pro rata)


Fixed Term - One year (Term Time Only)



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Graduate Counsellor

Responsible To

Student Counsellor


Bede Campus, St Peter's Campus, Washington Campus, City Campus


Sunderland College wishes to appoint a dynamic and newly qualified Graduate Counsellor to work within Student Services on a 1 year contract. This post will provide a platform to gain varied and significant experience of working as a counsellor in an education setting.

The successful candidate would support the demands of the counselling service across all college campuses. The post-holder will work on an individual basis providing counselling support to students across the College. The appointee will be required to prepare their own caseload records and will be required to attend regular supervision sessions provided ‘in house’.

Applicants must have recently achieved a Foundation Degree or equivalent / higher level qualification in Counselling, completed in the last 2 years.

The successful candidate must have prior experience through placement or otherwise of working as a practising counsellor.

Applicants must be able to work on their own initiative as well as being able to work as part of a team. Good organisational ability, a mature outlook and an empathy of the needs of young people would be essential. A knowledge of post 16 learning would be advantageous together with an understanding of Safeguarding Protocols.

The successful candidate must be independently mobile throughout the north east and individual BACP membership would be desirable.

For this post applicants should be able to demonstrate in their personal statement practical examples of how they fulfil the person specification.

Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure Check. We are big advocates of diversity so applications are welcome from anyone who’s suitably qualified.

If you would like to discuss this exciting opportunity further then please contact Rachel Wiles on (0191) 511 6000 extension 00566

For details on how to apply please visit www.sunderlandcollege.ac.uk/vacancies or alternatively email vacancies@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk or call 0191 511 6046 to request an application pack.

All applications must be received by Friday 23 June 2017 at 12:00 noon

We are working towards equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to PREVENT and safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.




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