SEN School Counsellor Required: Christchurch, Dorset
We have an exciting opportunity for a professional and charismatic Counsellor motivated to make a real difference to the quality of life for people with autism.
Our school is a specialised and caring setting for children with autism. We are proud to have over 80 students currently and we are growing fast. Our multi-disciplinary team consists of driven professionals developing their career specialism in autism whilst supporting students on their journey through education and beyond. Would you like to be part of the team?
You will play a key role in the development of our students from early years through to school leaver age, watching them grow and achieve their education milestones. Our Counsellor will provide a confidential counselling service for our students at Portfield to enable them to better manage their personal challenges, difficulties or problems confronting them.
Our ideal candidate:
- A Professional qualification and background in Counselling
- Up to date registration with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- Adheres to British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice Guidelines
- Experience of working with children with autism or other developmental conditions or experience of working with vulnerable children and adults
- Communicate effectively, with a high standard of report writing, and be able to maintain records appropriately
- Assure the quality of their practice, and reflect on and review their practice
- Strong computer skills
- Regular guaranteed hours
- Working as part of a well established team
- Clinical supervision
- Paid holiday leaveg
- Healthcare scheme
- Flexible hours
- Free Parking
- Ongoing training & development
This role is part time working 20 hours per week during term-time only. Hours are flexible for the right candidate.
Autism Wessex is committed to safeguarding the welfare of the people we support. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced disclosure from the DBS and 2 satisfactory employment references.
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