Part-Time Primary School Counsellor
THE ROLE – Part-time (7.5 hours per week – one day / term-time only) / Fixed-term contract until 31 August 2024, with the likelihood of extension / Job description and application pack (including details on our benefits) are available to download from our website
CLOSING DATE – 19 June 2023 at midnight. Please note we will be interviewing successful candidates on a rolling basis and as such may close the vacancy before the deadline
Dialogue School Counselling is a BACP accredited school counselling service covering Sussex and Surrey. We are recruiting for a qualified School Counsellor with experience of working with primary age children, to join our team and deliver a therapeutic service to the pupils of Downs Junior School in Brighton.
In this role, you will work closely with the school’s key contact to continue the provision of a high quality, ethical counselling service. This will include undertaking assessments with parents, agreeing a regular session schedule with the school and completing all associated admin in a timely manner. You will be required to attend regular clinical supervision and line management meetings.
This role is based on site at the school for one day per week – day to be agreed with the school
ABOUT YOU – We know that there are great candidates who will not fit everything described, or who have important skills we have not mentioned. If that is you, please do not hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself
The successful applicant will be passionate about making a difference to lives of the children and young people that they work with. You will have a keen interest in working with primary aged children and will be familiar with using creative therapeutic approaches such as art, play and sand tray. You will have a counselling or psychotherapy qualification with a recognised training provider, Registration or Accreditation with BACP or an equivalent professional body and two years’ post qualifying experience in individual counselling or therapy with children and or young people. This will include working with risk issues. You will be confident in identifying and responding to safeguarding concerns and have experience of working in a school setting. You will also have a professional, flexible attitude with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to manage your time well.
If you would like any further information or an informal discussion about this post, please contact sa***********@ym*****.org
Should you require any assistance with our application process, please email us at re*********@ym*****.org
TO APPLY – Please ensure you fully complete the online application form and upload a copy of your CV
Successful candidates will already have the right to live and work in the UK
An inclusive workplace – We are committed to policies and practices of equity, diversity, and inclusion and to supporting our people to make sure our culture is consistent with this commitment. We encourage applications from people from all sections of the communities that we serve. We particularly welcome applications from People of Colour and minoritised white communities, people who are LGBTQU+, and people with disabilities and neurodiversities because these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.
Accessibility – If you require assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact us. If you are local to our Head Office in Hove, we can provide you with a paper copy of the job advert and application form. If you are not local, we can post these to your preferred address. If you require these documents in another format, please let us know.
For more information on our efforts to build an inclusive workplace, and how we can support you with your application, please see the application pack.
YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure (including the Children’s barred list and the Adults’ barred list) via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
How to ApplyPlease apply for this role via our website: Primary School Counsellor in Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom | YMCA Careers (ymcadlg.org)
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