School Counsellor Required: Buckinghamshire
Closing Date: 23rd April 2021
The Beaconsfield School
Salary: Bucks Pay Range: R3-16 (FTE £22,245)
We are looking for an empathetic and committed Counsellor to join our dynamic pastoral team.
(1-year fixed term contract)
Start date: May 2021
Working Hours: 2.5 days per week (18.5 hours), term time only plus inset days – equivalent to 0.42 FTE
The Beaconsfield School understands the importance of staff wellbeing and individual career development, providing opportunities for progression. We also have good road links to London, Reading, Maidenhead and Oxford – situated just 5 minutes from the M40 and a 10-minute walk from Beaconsfield Train Station.
We can offer you:
- A hardworking team to work with
- A supportive and appreciative staff
- Opportunities for overtime
About the role
Reporting to the Deputy Headteacher (Student Support) for Pastoral, your role will be to support the behaviour and pastoral welfare of our students primarily via 1:1 counselling.
- To offer students individual counselling following relevant ethical guidelines (e.g. BACP, UKCP) and responsibilities as well as working within school policies and practices.
- The successful candidate will also conduct regular assessments in response to referrals and contribute to developing whole school emotional wellbeing in a way that is coordinated with wider staff and departments.
- Counselling will take place face to face in school. There may be occasions when counselling may need to take place online via a safe platform.
- Administrating the school therapy service.
- To liaise with school staff, in particular pastoral leaders and support team.
- To keep suitable case records in a secure place, communicating with school staff regarding cases as appropriate and reporting to the leadership team on service progress.
- To provide information on the counselling/therapy service, the role of the counsellor/therapist and the boundaries of confidentiality to students, staff, and parents.
- To observe safeguarding procedures in adherence with TBS policies and practices.
- To be mindful of the needs of the whole school and flexible in delivering a therapeutic service.
- To work with a diverse range of issues including bereavement and loss, transition, self-harm, depression and anxiety, early developmental trauma, attachment disorders, abuse of any kind.
- To provide supervision and support to trainee counsellors if applicable.
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