School Counsellor Required: Gateshead, Tyne & Wear
Wickham School Academy
Job reference: REQ0002882
Date posted: 22/03/2021
Package: Grade G £25,481 – £27,741 pro rata, actual salary £22,254 – £24,228 per annum 37 hours per week term time plus 5 days. 8.30am – 4.30pm (4pm on Fridays), Monday to Friday
The Whickham School Counsellor will be part of a multidisciplinary team that supports the physical, mental health and emotional wellbeing of pupils.
This role will report to the Assistant Headteacher who leads on Mental Health and will also work closely with the Deputy Safeguarding Lead, Heads of Key Stage and Pastoral Leaders.
Specific details regarding the role and skills and qualities that the successful candidate will need to demonstrate are in the attached job description and person specification. A summary of key information about the role is detailed below:
To provide a confidential counselling service to pupils at Whickham School through individual sessions, responding to their personal, social, emotional or educational concerns.
To develop a workshop programme for the school pupils to support their emotional wellbeing.
To promote a caring and supportive environment where such concerns may be explored, thereby promoting the mental and emotional health at Whickham School.
To work with a diverse range of issues including transition, sexuality, eating disorders and self-harm, depression, anger management, anxiety and fears.
Our aim is to ensure every young person is the best they can be and whilst we have already achieved much in achieving our goal we recognise that there is so much more we can do. We are proud of our good reputation within the region and positive feedback we receive from students, parents, staff and external organisations such as Ofsted.