Responsible to: Assistant Headteacher & Designated Safeguarding Lead
This is a great opportunity to work in a school that has a commitment to the delivery of high impact pastoral care underpinned by early intervention and who value the benefits of having an in-school counselling service. The post holder will be key to supporting our student’s ability to engage in school life and their wellbeing.
• Counselling and therapeutic interventions for students;
• Building capacity for wellbeing in school;
• Provide supervision and support for colleagues;
• Effective administration and record keeping.
Shared Responsibilities with other Park Colleagues:
• Foster community links;
• Liaise with service providers, schools and colleges where appropriate;
• Work to strengthen and enhance The Park Community School’s values and culture;
• Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students;
• Create a positive behaviour culture based on kindness and empathy.
Key Function 1: Student Counselling
• Deliver and develop therapeutic interventions to support and empower students, encouraging confidence, independence, resilience and generally promoting positive mental and emotional health;
• Provide counselling assessment for students as well as act in a consultative capacity and offer guidance to other staff and professionals enabling them to better identify and support learners with emotional health and wellbeing difficulties;
• Therapeutic and psychoeducational group work;
• One to one counselling using low intensity cognitive behaviour therapy;
• You will also need to liaise with other staff including SEND, retracking, inclusion and safeguarding teams. You will also need to keep Year teams abreast of interventions and developments with individual students.
Key Function 2: Building Capacity for Wellbeing in School
• Identifying and accessing other platforms and resources for effective use within our school community, through PSHEE, Assemblies, through T&L resources, parental communications, etc;
• Professional input to student and staff wellbeing forums and activities;
• Support CPD for teaching and learning colleagues, key stakeholders, external agencies.
Key Function 3: Administration and Professional Standards
• Keep up to date with safeguarding guidance and policies;
• Contribute to safeguarding training for staff as appropriate to reinforce and enhance safeguarding knowledge and practice;
• Recognise how to identify signs of abuse and when to make a referral;
• Respond appropriately and promptly to disclosures or concerns relating to the well-being of a child;
• Recognise and refer any allegations or cases of suspected abuse to the relevant investigating agencies, ensuring they have access to the most relevant up to date information;
• Keep accurate and up to date records;
• Writing up case notes, sending letters to parents and preparing reports;
• Attend relevant training on an annual basis;
• Attend staff meetings/briefings as directed by the school calendar;
• Be proactive in identifying training needs and inform DSL or Deputy Headteacher in charge of training;
• Maintain records and reporting systems, including CPOMS/Right for Children, by detailing key incidents and interactions with students identified as in need of mentoring support;
• Manage confidential data in line with the school policies at all times.
Any other reasonable request made by the Headteacher and Line Manager commensurate with the grade and nature of the post.
Please download the application form below and, once completed, return to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interview Date: 18 July 2022
- OrganisationOther Organisations
- Work LocationNorth DevonDevon
- Work Postcode
- Occupational GroupEducation Support
- Salary Details
NJC Grade E Scale Point 16-22 £24,432 - £27,514 pro rata (£8,438 - £9,509 actual salary)
- Job TermPermanent
- Appointment TypePart TimeTerm Time
15 hours per week (flexibility required for best student outcomes), 38.8 weeks per annum
- Closing Date
- DBS Check Required