Fixed Term (12 Months); Part Time, TTO
20 hours per week
Closing Date: 12 July 2021
Job Outline and Purpose:
Working with the school’s Lead Counsellor and wider counselling team, the School Counsellor will help to provide proactive support and intervention for all pupils (and staff) at Haileybury. As well as providing one-to-one counselling sessions for students and staff, the school counsellor provides group-work for students and gives advice and support to parents and carers. In addition, the work of the school counselling service plays an integral part in the promotion of Safeguarding and wellbeing of the school community, and thereby its ongoing success. The counselling service advises SLT and the school Governors on issues relating to mental health and wellbeing and provides statistical data so that trends and needs can be closely monitored.
The School Counsellors adhere to school policies especially in relation to child protection and safeguarding and work in accordance with the BACP code of ethics. All counsellors are line managed and supervised by the schools Lead School Counsellor and work alongside colleagues in the schools Wellbeing Centre and Health Centre. The schools Counsellors liaise regularly with staff across the school including the Deputy Head (safeguarding and wellbeing), the Health Centre Manager, nurses, and the school G.Ps in the collective pursuit in providing outstanding pastoral and mental health care to pupils and staff.
To apply for the above position, please complete an application via our TES portal through this link.
Applicants should be aware that we cannot consider an application unless the specified application form has been filled in completely. Please be aware that your application form should include your full employment history and any previous employer may be approached by the School. Incomplete application forms may be returned.
Haileybury is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to a policy of treating all our employees and job applicants equally. It is our policy to take all reasonable steps to employ and promote employees on the basis of their abilities and qualifications without regard to age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, marital or civil partnership status, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), sexual orientation, trade union membership, religion or belief.
Haileybury is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants for the above post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers, prohibition checks and a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service. Any employment offer will be subject to the successful completion of these background screening checks. Our policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders is enclosed.