Counsellor and Play Therapist

Hamstel Junior School, Southend-on-Sea
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Job Ref No. ECC8822092-113S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Level 6 Pts 13 to 20 £22,627-£25,991 pro rata
Position Start Date: 07/06/2021 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Temporary
Application Close: 21/04/2021 Midday Date of Interviews: w/c 28th April 2021  

Job Description

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Counsellor and Play Therapist

Fixed term for one year

About the Role

Main duties

· To provide counselling for pupils on a one-to-one and in groups.

· To attend appropriate meetings.

· To monitor the impact of service and provide written reports for parents and other Agencies.

· To speak with parents and other outside agencies where appropriate.

· To receive supervision on a monthly basis.

Specific Inclusion duties

· To meet regularly with the Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion and SEND and ensure smooth lines of communication.

· To work in line with the school's Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.

· To investigate a range of therapeutic approaches to working with young people as and when is appropriate.

· To plan, deliver and evaluate initiatives for supporting pupils receiving counselling or play therapy support.

· To ensure confidentiality with the child unless there are circumstances in line with the school's Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy which would necessitate disclosure.

· To have a register of children receiving counselling and a clear weekly timetable of where in school and with whom support is being given.

· To support staff in identifying suitable children who would benefit from counselling.

Level 6 Points 13 to 20 £22,627 to £25,991 pro rata (actual salary £7,740.59 to £8,891.40) per annum

Hours of Work from 12:30pm to 3:30pm, 15 hours per week term time

Information about the School

Hamstel Junior School is part of Portico Academy Trust.

Portico Academy Trust aspires to be at the heart of the local communities it serves. We aim to deliver to local families an excellent primary education and create new opportunities for our pupils.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Ashley Richardson
Hamstel Road, Southend-on-Sea
Essex, SS2 4PQ
Telephone: 01702 468048