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School Counsellor (s) - Alternative Provision Colleges across West Sussex

School Counsellor (s) – Alternative Provision Colleges across West Sussex
 Crawley - 5 hours a week
 Worthing - 5 hours a week
 Littlehampton – 9 hours a week
 Chichester – 3 hour a week
Term Time only at 46 weeks per year
Fixed Term Contract until 31 July 2021
£29,670 per annum (pro rata)

YMCA DownsLink Group Dialogue is a well-established BACP accredited counselling and wellbeing service for children, young people & families operating across Sussex and into Surrey. Dialogue have been offering counselling in the APC colleges across West Sussex from some years now.

This is an exciting opportunity to continue the delivery of the Dialogue counselling service to students in this alternative provision college. The college provides education for pupils who are at risk of being or have been permanently excluded from both primary and secondary mainstream schools, those who are out of school for medical reasons and those too sick to attend school.

The position comes with excellent benefits, including 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays), a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, a health and wellbeing cash plan, and a cycle to work scheme. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.

Applicants should be at least 2 years post-qualified counsellors/therapists and BACP Registered or Accredited, or registered with another recognised professional body (e.g. HPC, UKCP).

We are looking for counsellors/therapists with experience of working therapeutically with children and young people, ideally in a school setting with experience of working with challenging behaviours.

We are seeking candidates who value team working, believe in making a difference to lives of the children and young people they work with, and who can bring passion and professionalism to this post.

Please feel free to apply for one or more of these posts and indicate on your application the location(s) you are interested in. These posts can be filled by one or more counsellors/therapists.

If you are an applicant interested in this post and would like an informal discussion having read the job pack, please contact Caroline Mendis caroline.mendis@ymcadlg.org. We will not respond to agencies.

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).



Closing date for applications: Friday 10th July 2020 at 9am

Interview date: Wednesday 15th July 2020



Please note that we do not accept CVs.
To apply, please download an Application Pack and an Application Form from YMCA DownsLink Group, www.ymcadlg.org/vacancies/, or contact HR via recruitment@ymcadlg.org .

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