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School Counsellor – St Dominic’s School

RA5 range 27-34, FTE £27,146 – £30,534 per annum
St Dominic's School, Hambledon
2 days per week • Term Time Only
Closing Date: 30/11/2020

Job Details

You will provide 1:1 counselling sessions in a school setting for our pupils and students. Your responsibilities will include the involvement of the referral and assessment process, timetabling of sessions, liaising with families, school staff, other professionals and agencies, attending multi agency meetings and adhering to school policies and procedures including child safeguarding procedures. You will be expected to work in line with the BACP Ethical Framework, attend monthly supervision sessions and keep appropriate clinical records.

School Counsellor Job Description & Person Spec – Nov 2020

Person Specification

Your positive attitude and ability to engage and encourage children and young people will be essential as will your ability to work flexibly to meet their individual needs. You will also be able to build a positive and professional rapport with the children and young people, as well as their families, with the ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative.

A relevant qualification in Counselling/Psychotherapy (degree/diploma) or equivalent, and have relevant experience of supporting children and young people
with diverse and complex needs will be required. You will need to have a flexible approach in your therapeutic work to meet the varying needs of the children and young people you work with.

Further Information

St Dominic’s School is a special academy in Surrey and provides outstanding education for pupils aged 7-19 typically with a primary diagnosis of Speech Language & Communication Needs and/or Autistic Spectrum Condition. The school is located in Hambledon, close to Witley, Milford, Guildford and Godalming.

St Dominic’s School is part of Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust (OHC&AT), a specialist Trust with 12 Academies and seven College Centres across London, Surrey and Sussex.

At St Dominic’s we believe passionately in a multi-disciplinary, ‘needs led’ approach to meeting each child’s and young person’s needs, resulting in carefully managed groupings, including specialist intervention work from our in house therapeutic team. The school works closely in partnership with families, referring authorities and external agencies to coordinate the best possible education, care, guidance and support for its pupils and students.

Further details and how to apply

For further information and/or to arrange a visit, please contact Kirsty Glaysher, Lead for Integrated Services, by email at kglaysher@stdominicsschool.org.uk

Please send your completed application form to Alison Corbett, HR and Recruitment Co-ordinator, by email at acorbett@stdominicsschool.org.uk.

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Closing date: 30th November 2020

St Dominic’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments made are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

As a community of learners, families and colleagues OHC&AT believes that by working collaboratively, with energy and ambition we can always effect positive change. No limit is placed on what is possible and everyone has the ability to be the very best they can be.

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