School Counsellor

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St Matthias
Scale Grade 4-5 (£20,092 - £27,041) dependent on experience
06 Sep 2021
21 Sep 2021
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St Matthias is a good school where staff know students well. Leaders work hard to ensure that everyone feels part of the school’s diverse community. Students feel happy and safe at school. This is because leaders have created an environment where students are well supported and cared for. Leaders expect students to try hard in school. They do not tolerate disruption in lessons or at social times. In lessons students are polite and respectful of their teachers. Everyone gets access to a good-quality curriculum.

(Extracts from Ofsted Report published 10th January 2020)
We are looking for a Full time School Counsellor to deliver and promote a caring and supportive counselling environment to our students.
• Work with the Safeguarding Team to assess the initial needs of any given student and to devise a suitable programme of counselling
• Deliver a range of 1:1 and small group counselling to students referred by the Safeguarding Team
• To use a range of counselling and therapeutic approaches which are recognised as being effective in working with children and young people whilst maintaining a person centred approach towards the counsellor – student relationship
• Attain and maintain DSL-level safeguarding training and to work effectively as part of the Safeguarding Team as a named Deputy DSL
• Complete paperwork and information about client work to input to summary reports as required
• Contribute to the development of pastoral provision in the school, including advising on PSHE and how to promote key skills such as resilience, self-knowledge, empathy and emotional intelligence
• Provide information on the counselling service and the role of the counsellor to students, staff and parent and governors when required
• Attend and present information at meetings of the Safeguarding Team
• Communicate with staff and parents, where appropriate, and within the limits of confidentiality, to ensure that each child is well supported
• Liaise with the Designated Safeguarding Leads and external agencies e.g. CAMHS, GPs and psychiatrists to ensure the student’s wellbeing and safety is protected
• Ensure the counselling conforms to BACP and/or UKCP ethical and professional standards including good practice
• Keep detailed, accurate and secure written records of concerns and referrals
• Attend supervision with a suitably qualified supervisor. In line with BACP/UKCP supervision requirements
Contract Type: Full time
Contract Term: Negotiable
Salary: Scale Grade 4-5 (£20,092 - £27,041) dependent on experience
Closing Date: 20th September 2021
Starting Date: ASAP

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