Student Counsellor Required: Merseyside
School: Prenton High School for Girls
Location: Birkenhead, Merseyside,
Required for September 2019
Closing Date: June 24th
Term time plus one week
£28,785 – £31,371 (FTE)
£24,868 – £27,102 (Actual)
To provide a counselling service and workshops to students with varying degrees of mental health problems, social issues, those experiencing bereavement, those with Special Educational needs and those who require support through counselling and therapeutic workshops.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide confidential counselling and support to assist students with the management of emotional difficulties affecting their learning.
- To deliver therapeutic group work and workshops on stress reduction, supporting with domestic violence, bereavement, self-harm tendencies and anxiety, eating disorders and other problems that are presented by groups of students in the school.
- To provide specific intervention and support to students with Educational Health and Care Plans due to social, emotional and behavioural issues.
- To deliver one to one Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in order to modify the behaviour of students.
- To prepare reports for internal use and inform decisions involving external agencies.
- To liaise and network with personnel from other agencies with a view to easing the referrals and accessing specialist consultation.
- To report back on a regular basis on the numbers of girls under counselling and give a general overview of types of problems students are presenting with statistics, as appropriate to staff, SLT and Governing Body.
- To attend multi-agency meetings and professionals’ meetings, including case conferences, putting in place any recommendation suggested and liaising with other members of the Student Services team.
- To engage with parents/carers as required.
- To organise whole school activities and events to raise awareness about mental health and to promote healthy mental health
- To take part in training and team meetings, relevant to the role and whole school.
- To use IRIS to record, monitor and analyse students giving cause for concern; to take any action as appropriate.
- To keep suitable case records on the counselling in a secure place.
- To provide information on the counselling service, the role of the counselling and the boundaries of confidentiality to pupils, staff and parents
- To perform duties within the codes of practice and ethics recommended by the BACP or equivalent organisation.
- To devise and, where appropriate, deliver a programme of CPD – training to support and develop staff and parental understanding.
- To attend student progress review days and other relevant meetings.
- To review and evaluate the service.
- Undertake any other duties and responsibilities that are commensurate with the grading, as required by the Headteacher.
- To adhere to Safeguarding and Child Protection procedures in line with school policy.