Secondary School Counsellor Required: Worthing, West Sussex

  • Location: Worthing, West Sussex, United Kingdom
  • Earnings: £30,915 per annum, pro rata


THE ROLE – Part-time / term time only (9.5 hours per week) / Fixed term contract until 31 October 2023 (with the possibility of extension) / Job description and job pack is available to download from our website

Established in 1996, Dialogue School Counselling is a BACP accredited school counselling service covering Sussex and Surrey. Dialogue has built an excellent reputation with schools, professionals and commissioners and the service has developed and expanded over the years, now operating across Brighton & Hove, East and West Sussex, and Surrey.

We are looking for a qualified counsellor with experience of working with young people to join our team and deliver the school counselling service at Worthing High School. You will provide an ethical, professional counselling service to children and young people in a school setting. You will establish good professional working relationships with key school staff, including the discussion of referrals, managing a session timetable within the school day, and agreeing a process for students coming to and from sessions. You will be required to undertake assessments and counselling sessions, complete all associated administrative work, and attend regular clinical supervision and line management meetings.

Your expected working pattern will likely be based over two days but will be discussed at interview. 

WHO YOU ARE – We know that there are great candidates who will not fit everything we have described above, or who have important skills we have not mentioned. If that is you, please do not hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

You will already have a keen interest in and experience of working with young people of secondary school age in a school setting. You will have a counselling or psychotherapy qualification (Minimum of Level 4) and be registered or accredited with the BACP or another professional body (e.g. HCPC). You will also have two years post-qualifying experience in individual counselling or therapy, preferably with young people – including working with risk issues.

A successful applicant will have a professional, flexible attitude with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to manage their time well. You will be able to provide creative therapies to meet children’s and young people’s needs. You will also have a sound understanding of child protection and young adults safeguarding issues, policies, and procedures, with proven experience in identifying and responding to concerns

Reflective practice: As part of our commitment to being a Trauma-Informed organisation, all frontline staff have access to regular group Reflective Practice Supervision and for therapeutic roles, we offer clinical supervision.

If you would like any further information or an informal discussion about this post, please email

The closing date for this role is midnight on 20 November 2022. Please note this is a rolling advert; applications will be reviewed regularly and suitable applicants will be invited to attend interviews on a rolling basis. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.


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