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School Counsellor

School Counsellor
Organisation Recruiting: 
Wellspring Therapy and Training
Closing Date: 
Monday, 4 July, 2022
Salary: 
£28226.47 p.a. pro rata
Contract Type: 
Part-Time
Job Description: 

Purpose of the role

To represent Wellspring in the school and work in agreement with the charity’s values and within the policies and procedures of the school and its Trust (Yorkshire Causeway Schools Trust) by providing:

• Individual counselling sessions for young people aged 11-18.
• Student support through drop-in style sessions.
• Staff support through drop-in style sessions.
• Work with the staff team to facilitate a whole school approach to good mental health and wellbeing.

Key Tasks

Individual Counselling

• Offer timetabled counselling sessions to students, practising ethically and professionally, within the guidelines of the
British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
• Organise and administer the counselling service in conjunction with the school pastoral staff.
• Communicate and liaise with staff, in the best interests of the students, whilst in the limits of confidentiality.
• Work closely with the school’s designated safeguarding person(s) and within the safeguarding policies and procedures.
• Maintain accurate counselling session records and write reports at the end of each term.
• Maintain and develop professional practice through regular and ongoing personal development and external clinical
supervision.

Drop-in/ Support Sessions

• Provide drop-in style sessions for students, managing time, caseload and onward referral where appropriate.
• In discussion with school, run shared support groups for students.
• Provide drop-in style sessions for staff, managing time, confidentiality, caseload and onward referral where appropriate.

Administration

• Keep suitable case records and provide appropriate data about the counselling service at the end of each term.

Maintaining Contract with School

• Act as a resource to school staff by offering an insight into counselling and promoting the wellbeing of staff and students.
• Ensure current contracts with schools are maintained through good relationships with staff and students.
• Work within the school’s policies and procedures.
• Meet with the Wellspring line–manager and school pastoral head as required.

Relationships

• Meet regularly with line manager to share information, agree goals/deadlines.
• Work in way that supports and promotes the values and work of the Charity.
• Help create a supportive, open and inclusive team environment in which individuals feel respected and valued for their
contribution.

An Application Pack and Application Form may be found at the Wellspring website link below.

Interview Date: 
Tuesday, 12 July, 2022
Hours: 
26 hours per week term time only
Phone Number: 
01423 881881
Location: 
St Aidan's High School, Harrogate