Counselling Tutor

Please note this is a part time position, working flexibly depending on curriculum needs, including some evenings. Working hours will be discussed further at interview.

This role is part of Adult Community Learning (ACL), the largest provider of adult learning in Essex, offering a wide range of courses and qualifications.

ACL are seeking to recruit a counselling tutor to plan and deliver remote online and classroom based sessions in non-accredited and accredited courses to Level 3 with CPCAB awarding body.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Motivate and inspire learners to promote achievement and develop their skills to enable progression
Plan and deliver effective learning programmes for diverse groups or individuals in a safe and inclusive environment, following ACL safeguarding procedures
Promote the benefits of technology and support learners in its use
Address the mathematics and English needs of learners and work creatively to overcome individual barriers to learning
Enable learners to share responsibility for their own learning and assessment, setting goals that stretch and challenge
Apply appropriate and fair methods of assessment and provide constructive and timely feedback to support progression and achievement
Maintain and update your teaching / training expertise, vocational competence and digital skills
Contribute to organisational development and quality improvement through collaboration with others
To initially assess learners’ starting points and monitor their progress, set challenging tasks and objectives, and build on and extend learning for all learners.
To support learners to develop personal, social and employability skills in order for them to progress into further learning or jobs that meet local and national needs.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

PTLS/DTLLS/PGCE – minimum Level 4 adult teaching qualification or be working towards this.
Subject specialism Counselling qualification: minimum 420 hours therapeutic counselling qualification at Level 4.
Member of UK professional association for counselling eg BACP.
Minimum Level 2 English and Maths and shown good ICT skills including competent use of internet and email and learning technologies.
Experience of teaching and learning in the Adult Education sector.
Experience of supporting individuals to achieve accreditation in portfolio based assessment.
Good knowledge of RARPA processes supporting unaccredited learning.
Excellent communication skills, working as a team and working on own initiative.
Please note that Essex County Council has determined that the off-payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and where a worker elects to provide their services through an intermediary (such as a personal services company) then income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. Essex County Council are a diverse and inclusive employer.

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If you have queries on this role or require anything further, please email candidate.care@essex.gov.uk or call us on 0333 013 5888.

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