Head of PSHEE/School Counsellor Required: Somerset
Closing Date: 10th March 2021 at noon
An unusual yet exciting opportunity has arisen at Millfield School for an experienced and qualified counsellor to manage their PSHEE and RSE programme. This is a multi-faceted position with responsibilities extending over PSHEE, RSE and School Counselling. This is a full-time position working the days Monday to Friday. Whilst usually a term time only position, we are hoping that the successful applicant will start in August 2021 in advance of the new academic year.
As the Head of PSHEE you will be responsible for designing a new wellbeing and life skills education programme which incorporates all statutory RSE and PSHEE requirements, including the creating of lesson plans and resources, and training teachers on how to deliver the programme. Whilst you will not be required to personally deliver the PSHEE lessons, you will be part of the team delivering RSE sessions within the boarding houses and you will be the line manage for this team of RSE tutors and nurses. These sessions are usually held during school lunchtimes and evenings so there will be a requirement for some evening work.
A smaller but equally important element of this job is to also work with our team of highly trained Counsellors to provide counselling support to the pupils. There will be an allocation of 10 hours per week to this and your role will include developing the psychoeducation offering by running small therapeutic groups and workshops around some of the themes that the counselling team are seeing regularly.
Whilst it is not an essential criterion, a background in teaching/education may be beneficial, as is a background in CBT. It is essential that the successful individual be relatable, empathetic and be passionate about providing young pupils with the skills and knowledge needed to be safe and happy as well as to grow and succeed.