School Counsellor Required: Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire


Closing Date: 08th November 2020

Risedale Sports & Community College

Contract Type / Term: 37 hours per week, Term Time only plus 3 weeks / One Year Fixed Term Contract Grade: Pay Band J (Points 26-29) £27,215.51-£29,413.23 Pro Rata (£30,451.00-£32,910.00 fte)
Location: Risedale Sports & Community College, Hipswell, Catterick Garrison DL9 4BD
Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 12 a.m. midnight Sunday 08th November 2020
Interviews to be arranged: Week commencing 16th November 2020
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a school counsellor to join us to provide high quality counselling and therapeutic service to young people experiencing a wide range of emotional problems. The successful candidate will bring their skills and experience to develop a new counselling service in school that complements the school ethos, working closely with the Deputy Headteacher and the pastoral team to maintain the highest standards of wellbeing for all students. The successful post holder will also be expected to offer counselling services to staff members, if needed.
You will be joining a progressive school on an exciting journey of growth and development. Already renowned for its inclusive and nurturing ethos, Risedale has not stopped in its aim of ensuring every young person gets an education that supports their growth into adulthood. Recently awarded an Ofsted “Good” grade (November 2019) Risedale has a team of unfaltering practitioners at all levels who, daily, work incredibly hard to achieve the school’s aims.
Responsibilities include: establishing and providing a confidential counselling service to students and staff which may cover a range of issues; champion the school mental health agenda; work with multi-agencies to facilitate interventions; and provide support, guidance and advice to parents, carers and the school whilst maintaining appropriate and secure records.
The successful candidate will be caring, flexible, adaptable and patient and be open to new ideas of working and committed to the philosophy of the whole Risedale team. The school requires resilience, hard work, adaptability, and a sense of humour. Risedale offers all employees bespoke ongoing training and support and a highly cohesive team.
For further details relating to the job and an application form please visit our website but please note, CVs and referrals from employment agencies will not be considered. The application form must be completed by the applicant.

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