Associate Lecturer A in Counselling / Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Bloomsbury, ENGLAND
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 25 Jul 2017

A vacancy has arisen for an Associate Lecturer to teach on the second year of the MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents programme from September 2017. The hours will be on a Tuesday afternoon, between 12.00 and 4.00, teaching a counselling skills workshop, and running an experiential group (and may also involve some mother/infant observation teaching earlier on a Tuesday 10.45- 12.00).

The course is a part time clinical training, accredited by BACP and BPC, and is part of a cluster of psychodynamic courses and trainings called “Counselling and Psychotherapy at Birkbeck”, located in the Department of Psychosocial Studies.

The post will also involve carrying out other duties enabling student to complete their studies successfully (marking, administration, attending staff meetings and assessment meetings).

The minimum requirements for selection are:
  • Completion of a recognized psychoanalytic/psychodynamic training and at least 2 years post-qualification clinical experience
  • A first degree
  • Clinical experience of working in the public sector
  • Clinical experience of working with children and adolescents
  • Experience of teaching psychodynamic counselling/psychotherapy, preferably at Masters level
  • A good understanding of the needs of adult learners, and to be able to relate well to their individual needs and engage interest and enthusiasm
  • Experience and willingness to develop a wide range of teaching and assessment methods
  • Demonstrably effective communication, interpersonal and presentation skills across a range of relevant contexts
  • A working knowledge of IT and experience of/willingness to use a virtual learning environment
  • Ability to work both as part of a team and independently as appropriate
  • Willingness to engage in reflective practice
Please note: candidates need to demonstrate competence or significant potential in all areas.

In addition it is desirable that candidates have experience of teaching mother/infant observation seminars.

For further information about the department and programme, please visit the following websites:   /

Salary: Grade 7 of the College’s London Pay Scale which is starting rate £57.55 per hour (inclusive of holiday pay) for contact hours worked.

The salary quoted above is based on an hourly rate dependent upon length of serve with the College. This hourly rate is based on the starting point of Grade 7 and is inclusive of a ‘Duties Related to Teaching Multiplier’ which covers preparation; teaching, administration, assessment marking and other examining duties in connection with the course. The College’s London Pay Scale includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. This appointment is subject to a probationary period of 18 months.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight on Tuesday 25 July 2017.

Interviews are likely to be held in the afternoon of Monday 31 July 2017. 

Informal enquires on the role can be made to the Director of Counselling and Psychotherapy at Birkbeck, Dr. Laurence Spurling,

. However, please note that only completed formal applications through the online system will be considered. A link to the PDF document containing the job description and person specification is below. 

Birkbeck welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and membership of WISE, operating the Disability Confident and Mindful Employer schemes, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is working towards the Race Equality Charter Mark.

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