School Counsellor

Recruiter
Confidential
Location
Ashton-under-lyne,Lancashire,United Kingdom
Salary
£28,000 - £44,000 Per Year
Posted
23 Nov 2021 08:03
Closes
20 Dec 2021 23:59
Reference
1407411652
Sector
Academy
Job Level
Administrator / Coordinator/ Assistant
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

School Counsellor

NOW Education are acting as the recruitment partner for a sixth form college based in TamesideThe CollegeThe school is a large, successful college which serves the local community. It caters for pupils 16+About the roleWe are seeking a School Counsellor to join the team. The role is 36 hours per week. Monday to Friday which includes non contact time.Days and hours are flexible for the right person. The College will consider part time applicants.The role is to commence immediately. It is a temporary contact until Christmas and the College will be permanently recruiting from January. This is an excelletn opportunity to join an established Counselling team.Responsibilities1. To provide a high-quality counselling service to students experiencing a wide range of emotional problems.2. To provide support, guidance and advice to parents, carers and the college.3. To observe confidentiality and to support the school's endeavour to provide excellent teaching and learning for all students.4. Contribute to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare and personal care of children and young peopleSpecific Responsibilities1. To be responsible for the confidential counselling services to students as needed.2. To be responsible for advice and support to staff.3. To be responsible for maintaining appropriate and confidential records.4. To liaise with the Designated Safeguarding Lead on a frequent basis.5. To provide regular audit information such as numbers, age range and types of problems to the SMT.6. To have a thorough knowledge of the Mental Health provision locally and nationally.7. To continually review and evaluate the service.Pastoral Care1. Deal with or report to the nearest member of the teaching staff, incidents that are seen or reported regarding pupils' welfare.2. Be mindful, at all times, of the colleges Equal Opportunities policy.Health and Safety1. Be aware of the responsibility for personal Health, Safety and Welfare and that of others who may be affected by your actions or inactions.2. Co-operate with the employer on all issues to do with Health, Safety & Welfare.Continuing Professional Development1.Take responsibility for personal professional development, keeping up-to-date with research and developments which may lead to improvements in the counselling service provided.Person SpecificationsEducation/Qualifications• Post-graduate Diploma or Masters level in Counselling or Psychotherapy• BACP Accreditation, UKCP registration or BPC• Therapeutic training or qualification in working with children and young people Knowledge• An understanding of the developmental, emotional, social and educational issues of young people• An awareness of range of needs of people from diverse ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds• Knowledge of local mental health and CAMHS Service• Knowledge of the Children's Act and legislationExperience• Minimum of 2 year's post qualification experience• Minimum of 1 years' experience of working with children and young people Skills and Abilities• Good written and verbal communication skills• Ability to work independently• Positive communication and listening skills• Patience, tolerance and sensitivity• A mature and non-judgemental outlook• EnthusiasmApplicationA brief letter of application explaining why you are applying for the post accompanied by a CV needs to be submitted by clicking apply now.The College will be reviewing applications on a daily basis