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Position: School Counsellor
Section: Secondary Section
Reporting to: Deputy Head Teacher – Student Welfare and Inclusion
In recognition that secondary school students live in a dynamic world and are faced with various challenges as they transition into adulthood and into various careers, the School Counsellor will provide holistic & proactive services and programmes that will contribute and build each student’s educational, vocational, personal and social development.
Duties and roles
- Uphold the school’s comprehensive, proactive, and vibrant school-wide pastoral program to meet students’ needs in personal and social development
- Maintain caseload of students on the Welfare Register as well as any other students requesting individual counselling, or requested via teachers/parents
- Guide students in developing career and personal/social skills, goals, and plans
- Assist the Head of Careers with all things university related; independently run the admissions program for students seeking admission into North American universities
- Consult and collaborate with teaching staff, parents, and third party participants (e.g. therapists) to support the ongoing wellbeing of our students
- Maintain regular and ongoing communication with line manager for consultation and to ensure safeguarding standards are upheld
- Teach two hours fortnightly of Year 9 PSHCE and assist with other PSHCE year groups as requested by line manager
- A comprehensive, proactive, and vibrant school-wide pastoral program
- A term-based review of the program, results of which may influence the planning of the following term’s program
- Collection and analysis of data relevant to the programme, including detailed progress notes, number of individual counselling sessions, interventions, etc.
- Degree in counselling or related field required; professional qualifications and/or Masters degree in counselling preferred
- Understand and apply technology in daily operations, including use of educational management systems
- Solid knowledge and understanding of counselling theory & practice
- Experience in a secondary school, preferably in the British National curriculum
- Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication and influencing skills
- Team player/collaborative, management skills, and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Maintain courtesy and professionalism with all clients
- Innovative, enthusiastic, energetic, flexible.
To apply, send the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 30 May 2021. Your application should include a cover letter detailing relevant experience; a detailed CV including names and contacts of three referees, as well as copies of academic and professional certificates and a valid certificate of police clearance.