Trust Counsellor Required: Kent


The Pathway Academy Trust

PAY: KR9 (£28,925 – £32,917 PRO RATA £19,533 – £22,229)

APP CLOSE DATE: 18/07/2019 AT 17:00


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join The Pathway Academy Trust’s central team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic. organised and hardworking person to provide a professional and confidential counselling service for young people across our Trust’s schools, and to contribute to the promotion of good health and wellbeing.

Although employed centrally by the Trust, this is a roaming role involving visiting one of the Trust’s schools each day (for four days a week).

The ability to organise your own diary and travel between the schools is essential.

Your duties will include:

  • Communicate with students, identify obstacles to progress, and work together to overcome them.
  • Identify and communicate special needs and mental health challenges.
  • Consult with parents or teachers on appropriate strategies, communication methods, and obstacles.
  • Intervene in dangerous, challenging, or stressful situations to provide a peaceful, safe environment.
  • Listen to students and enable them to connect with support services, teachers, parents, and others.
  • The School Counsellor would also be expected to develop a range of therapeutic interventions to encourage confidence, independence, reflection and resilience in young people whilst supporting them with their concerns.

We will be pleased to hear from you if you:

  • Wish to join a vibrant and friendly team
  • Would like to join an organisation that values and appreciates your work
  • Have an accredited diploma, degree or equivalent counselling qualification
  • Are registered with BACP or an alternative professional body
  • Have a strong track record of providing excellent emotional support to young people, preferably in a school environment
  • Have an understanding of the developmental, emotional, social and educational issues of children and young people
  • Are a confident and a skilled professional with excellent interpersonal, communication and report writing skills
  • Are committed to best practice in pastoral support and student welfare
  • Have personal warmth and high levels of personal and professional integrity

The post is permanent from 1 September 2019. Hours of work are four days a week (30 hours), 38 weeks per year, plus paid holiday. (This is a term-time only position)


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