Pupil Wellbeing Counsellor & Life Skills Co-ordinator: Cheshire
St Gregory’s Catholic High School
Salary: GBP £27,741 – £31,346 per year(Grade 7 (negotiable depending on experience))
Full Time, Permanent
Start date: Monday 19th April 2021 or sooner depending on availability
St Gregory’s Catholic High School is offering the right candidate a wonderful opportunity to join our highly effective, family orientated pastoral support team.
You will be someone who has absolute commitment to the emotional wellbeing of young people, listens to them and is able to offer them advice and guidance.
You will be a team player who is ambitious for every child and seeks to provide them with solutions to overcome difficulties and anxieties so that they are able to achieve their true potential.
This is a new role in school that will enhance the strong provision already provided by the pastoral team in the personal development of our pupils. Over time the role will grow, enabling the post holder to develop the role and play a key part in the growth of this part of the school.
The successful candidate will predominantly support pupils with emotional wellbeing and mental health issues through one to one and small group support. This includes supporting pupils who await further referral to external practitioners such as CAHMS.
This new role will also include the strategic leadership and co-ordination of life skills workshops (for example workshops on being organised for school, managing exam stress, developing confidence, character and resilience, developing healthy relationships) across the whole school that support pupils and staff based on identified needs.
You will also support parents and carers through small workshops and through guidance to equip them with the knowledge to understand and support their children with emotional wellbeing issues.
The role will also provide guidance to young people to live a healthy lifestyle, both mentally and physically, through work with other departments across the school and beyond.
The post holder will not necessarily deliver workshops themselves but they will identify workshop themes, organise the events and source the appropriate personnel to deliver the workshops from internal staff and via external companies and practitioners.
Specific aspects of the role and responsibilities can be discussed further with the head teacher and a meeting with the head teacher / deputy head teacher and a tour of the school (Covid safety dependent) is very welcome to interested candidates.
Given the new nature of this role, we remain open minded to further discussion on the role dependent of the experience and ideas of candidates.