School Counsellor Required: Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Job closing date: 02/08/2020
Job reference: 026608
Location: Base negotiable within Argyll & Bute HSCP
Job posted date: 16/07/2020
Salary: Band 6 (£31,800 – £39,169)
Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment
Job Type: Other Therapeutic
Hours of work: 37.5
Department: CAMHS Team
Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Highland
Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership together with Argyll and Bute Education Service are initiating a new School Counselling Service to support pupils across the school estate. This exciting development requires counsellors (five posts) with relevant Counselling qualification at Diploma level or above and membership of BACP or other relevant professional body or working towards membership of BACP or other relevant professional body.
Posts are initially for 23 months.
The post holders will offer counselling to children and young people which they can enter into voluntarily if they wish to explore, understand and overcome issues in their lives which may be causing them difficulty, distress and/or confusion. The counselling relationship will have identified boundaries and an explicit contract agreed between the young person, counsellor and, where appropriate, parent or carer. The post holders will work closely with school staff and partner agencies to ensure a clear and coordinated approach to supporting children and young people in line with Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) principles. School counsellors will be required to provide advice, consultation, direct intervention and training within an integrated whole systems approach that includes a range of interventions for emotional wellbeing.