An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama’s Counselling Service. As a Student Counsellor you will work within a small, dynamic counselling team.
The post holder will manage a busy 1:1 clinical workload, create and deliver workshops to groups of students, and pro-actively contribute to new initiatives to build on the success of this vital and valued service. The post holder will also supervise a group of volunteer Associate Counsellors.
Applicants must hold a professional counselling qualification and have be an accredited member of either the BACP or UKCP along with a minimum of 2 years post-qualification counselling experience. Applicants must have experience of working within a time-limited model, counselling students from diverse backgrounds, providing clinical supervision, and creating and delivering student workshops. Experience or knowledge and understanding of the particular needs of students in a small and specialist theatre arts school is an advantage.
Candidates must be available to work on Thursday and Fridays and one evening a week throughout the academic year. The successful candidate will arrange their own external supervision, which will be funded by Central.
Currently all counselling and supervision session are carried out remotely, however, we do plan to return to site once it is possible. Therefore, we do require the Student Counsellor to be based in a location from which it is possible for them to travel to our Swiss Cottage site. Going forward we hope the appointed person to be willing to work remotely when necessary.
We are committed to diversity and inclusion and welcome applications from all individuals regardless of personal characteristic(s) or background. We particularly welcome applications from a Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic background and people with disabilities as they are currently underrepresented at Central.