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Primary School Counsellor

Location: Mile Oak, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Earnings: £32,155 per annum, pro rata
THE ROLE - Part-time (6 hours per week / term-time only) / Fixed-term until 31 August 2024 / Job description and application pack (including details on our benefits) are available to download from our website

Dialogue School Counselling is an established, BACP accredited school counselling service covering Brighton and Hove, East and West Sussex and Surrey. We are currently looking for a qualified counsellor with experience of working with primary age children to join our team and help deliver the school counselling service at Mile Oak Primary School.

In this role, you will provide an ethical, professional counselling service and establish a professional working relationships with key school staff. This will include discussion of referrals, managing a session timetable within the school day and agreeing a process for students coming to and from sessions. You will be undertaking assessments and counselling sessions. In addition, you will complete associated administration tasks, attend regular clinical supervision, and line management meetings.

This role is based on site at the school for one day per week, day to be discussed at interview.

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

You will have a keen interest in working with children and will be familiar with using creative therapeutic approaches. You will have a professional, flexible attitude with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to manage your time well. You will be confident in identifying and responding to safeguarding concerns and have experience of working in a school setting. You will have a Registration or Accreditation with BACP, or equivalent professional body such as HCPC, UKCP, and 2 years’ post qualifying experience in individual counselling or therapy with young people. This will include working with risk issues. You will also have a sound understanding of child protection and vulnerable adult safeguarding issues, policies and procedures.

If you would like any further information or an informal discussion about this post, please contact sashka.dunlop@ymcadlg.org. Should you require any assistance with our application process, please email us at recruitment@ymcadlg.org.

CLOSING DATE – 6 February 2024 at midnight. We reserve the right to close this advert early if a successful candidate is found, so please submit your application as soon as possible.

Successful candidates will already have the right to live and work in the UK.