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School Counsellor - Graveney School

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23 hours per week (Monday to Wednesday)
Term Time Only 
Required 1 July 2024

Graveney School is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified School Counsellor to work alongside the Safeguarding and Pastoral teams.  This key role will involve counselling pupils/students (short term and long term) from Years 7– 13 and may also involve providing similar services for staff members. The role is three days a week [Monday - Wednesday], term time only.

The role will primarily provide one to one counselling to pupils, although the post holder will also be expected to be proactive in supporting the school’s Mental Health Lead through, for example, coordinating in school support from specialist mental health services; delivering group sessions or workshops and supporting with other related whole school initiatives. The counselling role will include making including initial assessments and communicating with parents/carers; maintaining appropriate records and liaising regularly with the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Senior School Counsellor, Student Welfare Officer, Principal First Aider, Looked After Children (LAC) Coordinator, Heads of Phase, Heads of Year and with other professionals as necessary.

The ideal candidate will have gained a post-graduate Diploma or Masters level in Counselling or Psychotherapy, preferably this would specialise in working with children and adolescents. Accreditation with the BACP, UKCP, BPC or an equivalent recognised awarding body is essential.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication, organisational and time-management skills and be competent in using ICT.  You will be a true team player and be able to work with the flexibility this post requires.

Graveney Trust is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce which reflects our community.  We warmly welcome and encourage applicants from minority groups to apply for our vacancies.

An Application Form, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below. 

Alternatively, further information for candidates, application form and job description, can be found at https://www.graveney.org/Recruitment/

Electronic applications to be returned to recruitment@graveney.wandsworth.sch.uk 

Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted as they are received. The Trust reserves the right to close the advert at any time.

Closing date: 01 March 2024 (at noon)
Interviews: Week commencing 11 March 2024  

We foster an inclusive culture that promotes equality of opportunity and values diversity creating an environment where the rights and dignity of all members of our community are respected. We promote a culture that allows staff to grow and flourish, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Graveney Trust is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the well-being and safety of staff and students. All our employees, volunteers and contractors share this commitment and we will carry out Enhanced DBS checks for all appointments as well ensuring that our rigorous pre-recruitment checks are strictly adhered to.

Please note that we do not accept CVs and no agencies.

Graveney School
(Graveney School is part of Graveney Trust)
Welham Road
Tooting, London
SW17 9BU
Tel: 020 8682 7000
Website: www.graveney.org
Principal: Cynthia Rickman




Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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