School Counsellor Required (Gordonstoun School): Moray, Scotland
The role is Permanent, Term Time from 01 September 2020.
Working 35 hours per term week.
The closing date for applications is 1200hrs on Friday 3 July 2020.
Interviews will be held w/b 6 July 2020.
Reports to: Assistant Head Wellbeing
Gordonstoun has been leading the way in character education for more than 80 years. Our uniquely broad curriculum provides challenge in the classroom, at sea and in the mountains, on the stage and on the sports fields and enables students to discover the truth in our motto – Plus Est En Vous – there is more in you. The wellbeing and mental, emotional and physical health of our students is at the core of what we do, and the key focus of this role is to provide outstanding counselling support to our student community.
· To provide an expert and discrete counselling service to support the student community
· To develop best-practice approaches to student counselling across the School
· To keep abreast of counselling developments as they relate to young people and to implement counselling change where it benefits outcomes for students
· To lead in the training of school staff to support the counselling function
· To advise staff on counselling matters as they relate to students
· To communicate clearly and professionally with parents of those being counselled as and when appropriate
· To work closely with the Assistant Head Wellbeing to ensure any strategies relating to individual student support are implemented across the School in a discrete and supportive manner
· To develop and implement whole-school initiatives for supporting emotional, physical and mental health and wellbeing
· To be a champion for mental, physical and emotional health and wellbeing across the School
· To support our parent body in developing an understanding of emotional, physical and mental health and wellbeing issues as they relate to children and young people
· To ensure all appropriate documentation/recording relating to students is shared as and when appropriate via the School’s Wellbeing Information System