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School based Counsellor
One-year Contract to July 2023
Essex PayScale 6 pt. 12 - 18
£22,571 - £25,419 (dependant on experience) plus inner Fringe
37 Hours per week term time only. Part time may be considered
In Debden Park High School "leaders have successfully established a school where high aspirations and excellence are the norm, and where pupils and staff enjoy coming to work…. The buzz, enthusiasm and energy from staff at all levels is palpable". Ofsted January 2017
We are looking to appoint an experienced, exceptional counsellor who will work directly with students and parents, providing support to those in need. The role will involve providing a professional counselling service, making a significant contribution to the promotion of good mental health and wellbeing
The successful candidate must be someone who can guide and support in a calming manner, adapting their approach as required. The role will require the candidate to work closely with the safeguarding team, pastoral team and potentially outside agencies.
Ideal candidates will have:
A valid registration/membership with a relevant professional body such as BACP/UKCP (possible financial support offered)
Accreditation with a professional body such as BACP, UKCP, BPS or be working towards accreditation.
A relevant recognised counselling or psychotherapy Diploma/Degree. Ideally having completed a post-graduate diploma specifically related to working therapeutically with young people
A professional kind and calm manner with strong interpersonal skills
A secure understanding of the developmental, emotional, social and educational issues faced by young people
A deep knowledge of therapeutic approaches that work with children and adolescents
The ability to support students to overcome individual barriers to succeeding
TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.
TKAT is committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic for example race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit. This includes applications from individuals wishing to work full time, part-time or on a flexible basis.
For further information or an application form please email email@example.com or call 02084181202.
Closing Date: 20th May 2022
Information about the School
Debden Park High School is a heavily oversubscribed Academy that constantly achieves outstanding outcomes for its students.
Last year’s GCSE results put us in the top 10 most successful non-selective successful schools in Essex, and our growing Sixth Form – first opened in 2015 – achieved a 100% pass rate in our first set of A-Level results.
As a National Teaching School, we lead a family of schools as part of the Kemnal Academies Trust, providing exceptional career progression and bespoke CPD experiences for our staff, which has led to our middle and senior leadership teams being composed of many teachers who began their career with us.