Fixed Term (12 Months); Part Time; Term Time Only (circa 33 weeks)
15 hours per week
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Benefits: 5% Employer/5% Employee Contribution Pension; Free Lunch; On-Site Gym/Pool
Closing Date: 12 June 2022
Start Date: 1 September 2022
Haileybury is looking for a School Counsellor to work 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. This role 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 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.
The successful candidate must either be accredited or working towards accreditation by a recognised body such as The BACP, UKCP, ACP or BPC.
To apply for the above position, please complete an Application Form, with reference to the Job Description and return it to HR@haileybury.com.
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. The School reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date. Candidates are therefore encouraged to apply as soon as possible. We aim to ensure that our staff body reflects the diversity of our pupil body and therefore encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Please see full details of our Recruitment, Selection and Disclosure Policy and Procedure.
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.