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Mental Health Practitioner - Swaffield Primary School

The Role

6.5hrs a week (1 day per week, day TBC)

(Core Hours will be - 8:30am until 4:00pm – Includes one hour lunch)

Term time only (38 weeks – Excluding INSET DAYS)

Fixed Term Contract

Required for Week commencing 19th April 2021 – 31 March 2022


A fantastic opportunity for a qualified counsellor to join our nurturing, aspirational and forward-thinking school.


Swaffield is a happy and successful school that is committed to its staff and pupils. We know that children thrive when they feel safe, happy and confident and children’s mental health is a top priority at Swaffield.


The successful candidate will have a recognised counselling or therapy qualification with substantial post-qualifying experience, along with a good knowledge of working in a school environment.


We are looking for someone who:


  • holds a recognised counselling or therapy qualification
  • has current membership of a relevant professional body (BACP/ PTUK/ UKCP/NCS/BPS)
  • demonstrates a range of therapeutic practices
  • has experience of working with children in a primary setting


This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate for whom we offer:


  • Committed, caring and supportive staff 
  • Wonderful children who absolutely love their school
  • A strong commitment to staff well-being


To discuss the role further, please contact our School Business Manager, Riyaz Dayal: sbm@swaffield.wandsworth.sch.uk


An information pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below.


Alternatively, Our application Form, Job Description & Person Specification are is available to download online by visiting our website  http://www.swaffield.wandsworth.sch.uk/Job-Vacancies/


Completed application should be returned to the school either by email sbm@swaffield.wandsworth.sch.uk, post or fax. 


Closing date: 25 February 2021 (at noon)

Interviews: week commencing 01 March 2021


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. 


Please note that we do not accept CVs.


Swaffield Primary School

St Ann’s Hill


SW18 2SA

Tel: 020 8874 2825

Email: swaffield@swaffield.wandsworth.sch.uk

Headteacher: Ms Julia Hamilton


Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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