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School Wellbeing Counsellor Moorland Primary School

We are seeking an experienced supervisor, therapist and overall project manager for this wonderful primary school in Cardiff.

Hours: 21 per week
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Location: Moorland Primary School, Splott, Cardiff, CF24 2ET
School URL:

We welcome applications from bilingual (Welsh/English) speakers.

Our school based staff provide a range of services in our partner schools to build resilience early in life through a range of universal and targeted interventions:

therapeutic and psychoeducational group work
one to one counselling (largely delivered by counsellors on placement)
brief structured one to one work
online and face to face parenting training (delivered by Family Practitioners)
consultation with school staff
All of these support a child’s ability to engage in school life and also support the mental health of the whole school community.  Our work, focused on early intervention, is part of the ‘comprehensive CAMHS system’. 

The School Project Manager will oversee a whole school service providing a range of interventions from one to one counselling, group work, supporting teachers and parents and the school as a whole.  One to one counselling is largely undertaken by a team of volunteer counsellors on placement, so someone with supervision experience is essential for this role.

This is a great opportunity to work in schools, who have a commitment to the delivery of high impact pastoral care underpinned by early intervention and who value the benefits of having an in-school therapeutic service.  We have been working in partnership with Moorland Primary since 2009 and have a really well embedded service here.

About You
The successful candidate:
Will have a recognised counselling or therapy qualification with substantial post-qualifying experience, along with a good knowledge of the school environment. Most important of all is your approach; we are an exciting, dynamic organisation doing amazing work so we're looking for people with the enthusiasm and commitment to match our own. 

You will:
holds a recognised clinical qualification (in counselling, psychotherapy, clinical psychology, Art/Dance/Drama/Music Therapy)
hold recognised membership of a relevant professional body(BACP/ PTUK/ UKCP/NCS/BPS)
a minimum of 1 years experience in a clinical role working therapeutically with children, young people and schools (Place2Be Placements will be considered)
experience of  safeguarding child protection procedures and policy and commitment to safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
has an understanding of how to manage an effective school based mental health project and managing and accounting for overall caseload
is able to build relationships through effective communication with all internal and external stakeholders 
can develop project plans into sensible, timely actions that meet the expectations of the school and more senior colleagues; understands the need for efficiency and timelines in delivery
Interview Date: Tuesday 8th August ZOOM Video Interview

Please feel free to contact our Recruitment team via if you you have any questions about this role, or would like to speak to someone.
In return we offer you a range of fantastic benefits including:
Enhanced Annual Leave entitlement
Robust Learning and Development Programme
Contributory Pension Scheme
Life Assurance, 4x Annual Salary
Employee Assistance Programme
Mobile Phone Discounts (EE network)
Cycle purchase and season ticket loan schemes Extended maternity/paternity pay
If you share our core values of perseverance, integrity, compassion and creativity and have the counselling skills and patience to support some of the UK’s most vulnerable young people and families, we would love you to join us. It’s sensitive and demanding work – but hugely rewarding and fulfilling - you will be helping to give young people a brighter future.