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School Counsellor – Peacehaven Heights School (YMCA DownsLink Group)

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/191233/23694
  • Published: Fri 06/05/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 30/05/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 3
  • Salary: £30,210 per annum, pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Peacehaven

Job introduction

Salary: £30,210 per annum, pro rata
Contract type: Part-time, fixed-term
Working pattern: Term-time only

Closing date: Monday 30 May 2022

For questions regarding this role or to request another application format: please email us at recruitment@ymcadlg.org

If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please contact sashka.dunlop@ymcadlg.org

Apply here: School Counsellor - Peacehaven Heights School in Peacehaven, East Sussex, United Kingdom | YMCA Careers (ymcadlg.org)

 

About the role

• Location: Peacehaven, East Sussex, United Kingdom

• Earnings: £30,210 per annum, pro rata

We are a charity working to transform the lives of vulnerable young people, working to prevent youth homelessness and provide a home to 763 young people every night. We reach a further 10,000 young people and their families through our other key services, such as counselling, support and advice, mediation and youth work. This is challenging yet rewarding work that helps the young people we support to belong, contribute, and thrive. You can hear our inspiring Young People's Stories HERE.

Established in 1996, Dialogue School Counselling is a BACP accredited school counselling service covering Sussex and Surrey. Dialogue has built an excellent reputation with schools, professionals and commissioners and the service has developed and expanded over the years, now operating across Brighton & Hove, East and West Sussex, and Surrey. We know that schools are deeply committed to meeting the individual needs of students as they prepare them to meet the challenges of growing up and moving toward adulthood.

The Role

We are recruiting for a part-time (3 hours per week /term-time only) School Counsellor on a fixed-term contract until 31 March 2023, with the likelihood of extension. We are looking for a qualified counsellor or therapist with experience of or an interest in working with young primary age children using a play/creative approach, to join our team and deliver a therapeutic service to the foundation/key stage 1 pupils of Peacehaven Heights Academy. 

You will work closely with the school key contact to continue the provision of a high quality, ethical counselling service to the pupils of Peacehaven Heights Academy.  This will include undertaking assessments with parents, liaising with the school to discuss referrals and agree a regular session schedule and completing all associated admin in a timely manner.  You will be required to attend regular clinical supervision and line management meetings.

Your expected working pattern will be arranged by agreement with the school but there is likely to be flexibility. 

Who You Are

You will have a counselling or psychotherapy qualification minimum Level 4, (desirable Level 6) and be registered or accredited with BACP or an equivalent professional body such as HCPC, UKCP. You will also have two years of post qualifying experience in individual counselling or therapy with children and/or young people to include working with risk issues.  

You will have a keen interest in and experience of working with primary aged children and will be familiar with using creative therapeutic approaches such as art, play and sand tray. You will be confident in identifying and responding to safeguarding concerns and have experience of working in a school setting. You will have a professional, flexible attitude with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to manage your time well.

In addition, you will have a sound understanding of child protection and vulnerable adult safeguarding issues, policies and procedures.

We know that there are great candidates who will not fit everything we have described above, or who have important skills we have not mentioned. If that is you, please do not hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.

The closing date for this role is 30 May 2022

YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.

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 via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

 

 

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

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  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/191233/23694
  • Published: Fri 06/05/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 30/05/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 3
  • Salary: £30,210 per annum, pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Peacehaven

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