Student Counsellor - Q3 Academy Great Barr

Expiring today

Q3 Academy.
Wilderness Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham B43 7SD
Scale 4/5 £19,554 to £23,836 per year (actual salary £17,598 to £21,727 per year)
09 Sep 2020
22 Sep 2020
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Full time permanent
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Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide a confidential counselling service to students through one to one sessions which respond to their personal, social, emotional and educational needs.
  • Develop a workshop programme of counselling support that can be offered to groups of students or sibling groups around their personal, social, emotional and educational needs.
  • Provide advice to parents around the wellbeing over their children where appropriate.
  • Work with a diverse range of issues including transition, sexuality, eating disorders, self-harm, depression, anger management, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.
  • Maintain confidentiality (except in those circumstances in line with BACP where this should be breached).
  • Abide by the ethical guidelines outlined by the BACP.
  • Take responsibility for personal professional development, keeping up-to-date with research and developments which may lead to improvements in the counselling service provided.
  • Liaise regularly with medical professionals, Family Welfare Champion, School Nurse and other professionals involved in the welfare of students.
  • Make referrals when appropriate and with students consent to external agencies for further support.
  • Maintain appropriate records and keep them secure.
  • Play an active role in safeguarding children and attend all relevant safeguarding training and adhere to the QAT’s safeguarding guidelines and procedures.
  • Engage in internal case management.
  • Promote positive welfare across the Academy.
  • Engage students in supporting others with welfare issues and promote inclusion and acceptance.
  • Support the work of the Pastoral, Welfare and Inclusion Teams including evaluation of the impact of interventions provided.
  • Ensure that students are aware of what constitutes good emotional health and well-being and where to go to for positive welfare.
  • Support a referral and assessment process in allowing students to access support for their welfare and/or emotional health and well-being.
  • Provide relevant welfare, emotional health and well-being displays around the Academy.
  • Support the delivery of training regarding emotional health, mental health and well-being as required.
  • Support a referral and assessment process in allowing students to access support for their welfare and/or emotional health and wellbeing.
  • Support the Family Welfare Champion with the booking in of external agencies that support students.
  • Provide the governing body with termly detailed information and analysis of support that has been offered and the participation level.
  • On occasion, be available for staff counselling.

To apply for the role, please complete and return our application form to:

CVs alone are not accepted unless you have a disability which makes it difficult for you to complete an application form.

Please note that you may be contacted via e-mail throughout the recruitment process, so please check your e-mails regularly.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 28 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service Check (DBS), satisfactory employment references, identification and qualification checks, which will be required prior to commencing duties to establish the suitability of the candidate.



37 hours per week, term time plus 10 days


Scale 4/5 £19,554 to £23,836 per year (actual salary £17,598 to £21,727 per year)


Q3 Academy, Wilderness Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, B43 7SD. There may be a requirement to work at other locations in the Trust

Closing Date:

Tuesday 22nd September 2020 at 12.00 noon

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