School Counsellor – Peacehaven
YMCA DownsLink Group
£29,670 (pro-rata) (Paid)
Fixed term (untill 31 July 2022) – term time only
8.5 Hours per week
Term time only
Are you passionate about making a difference to lives of the children and young people?
Dialogue School counselling, an established BACP accredited school counselling service covering Brighton and Hove, East and West Sussex and Surrey are recruiting for a School Counsellor. This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified counsellor with experience of working with young people of secondary school age to join our team and deliver the school counselling service at PCS.
You will work closely with the school key contact to continue the provision of a high quality, ethical counselling service to the pupils of Peacehaven Community School. This will include agreeing a regular session schedule with the school, undertaking assessments and completing all associated admin in a timely manner. You will be required to attend regular clinical supervision and line management meetings.
You’ll have experience in working with young people of secondary age, ideally in a school setting and will be familiar with using a range of creative therapeutic approaches. You’ll have a professional, flexible attitude with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to manage your time well. You’ll be confident in identifying and responding to safeguarding concerns.
- Graduate or Post graduate level Counselling Diploma or equivalent [of two years minimum duration including personal counselling or psychotherapy].
- BACP Registration or Accreditation or eligibility for Professional Accreditation (or equivalent professional body)
- Experience in individual counselling with young people to include working with risk issues.
- Experience of using creative therapeutic techniques.
- A sound understanding of Child Protection & Vulnerable Adult Safeguarding issues, policies and procedures.
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.
If you are an applicant interested in this post and would like an informal discussion having read the job pack, you can speak to the Recruiting Manager. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and your query will be forwarded.
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).