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Primary School Counsellor (YMCA DownsLink Group)

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/229679/30078
  • Published: Tue 10/01/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 07/02/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 7
  • Salary: £30,915 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hove

Job introduction

Salary: £30,915 per annum pro rata
Contract type: fixed term
Working pattern: part time

Closing date: Tuesday 7 February 2023
Interview date: TBC

How to apply: Application pack can be found on our website Primary School Counsellor in Hove, East Sussex, United Kingdom | YMCA Careers (ymcadlg.org)

Who to contact if you have a query: 
Michael Rennie
Michael.Rennie@ymcadlg.org

 

About the role

THE ROLE - Part-time (7 hours per week / term-time only) / Fixed-term until 31 August 2023, with the likelihood of extension / Job description and job pack are available to download from our website

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 Sussex, 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.

We are looking for a qualified counsellor or therapist with experience of working with primary age children, to join our team and deliver a therapeutic service to the pupils of St. Andrew's Primary School in Hove.

You will provide an ethical, professional counselling service to children and in a school setting. You will collaborate closely with the school key contact to continue the provision of a high quality, ethical counselling service to the pupils of St. Andrew's Primary School. 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. 

You will be based on site at the school and will work one day per week, starting at 8.30am. The working day is yet to be confirmed and can be discussed at interview.

WHO YOU ARE - We know that there are great candidates who will not fit everything we have described below, 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 they work with. You will have a counselling or psychotherapy qualification, minimum of Level 4, with a recognised training provider. You will be registered or accredited with BACP, or an equivalent professional body such as HCPC or UKCP and have 2 years’ 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 working with primary aged children and will have experience of using creative therapeutic approaches such as art, play and sand tray. You will have a professional, flexible attitude with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to manage your time well. You will also have a sound understanding of child protection and vulnerable adult safeguarding issues, policies, and procedures. You will be confident in identifying and responding to safeguarding concerns and have experience of working in a school setting.

Closing date for this role is midnight on 7 February 2023. Please note this is a rolling advert; applications will be reviewed regularly, and suitable applicants will be invited to attend interviews on a rolling basis - apply early to avoid disappointment.    

Additional information

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

 

Apply Now

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/229679/30078
  • Published: Tue 10/01/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 07/02/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 7
  • Salary: £30,915 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hove

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