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Independent Boarding School

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced counsellor to work at Bedales School, a beautiful independent boarding school in the heart of the South Downs National Park. The role is to provide independent and confidential counselling sessions to students in accordance with the schools counselling policy, bolstering the pastoral system of the school and providing consistency of care. You will work closely with the school Health Centre, the School DSL and fellow counsellors, and help to refer to alternative mental healthcare when the need is identified.


The ideal candidate will have the following skills; post graduate Diploma or Masters level in Counselling or Psychotherapy, further therapeutic training of qualification in working with young people and an understanding of a humanistic approach to counselling. A knowledge of the developmental, emotional, social and educational issues of young people is required, as well as knowledge of local mental health and CAMHS Service

The hours of work will be Monday to Friday 09.00 hrs – 18.00 hrs, Term Time only.

Closing Date:  9:00am, Monday 14 June 2021

Interview Date:  Wednesday 23 June 2021

Before applying for this post, please read the Job Description with Person Specification and Terms and Conditions which includes full details regarding the post.  CVs will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application form.  Candidates must apply directly to Bedales Schools via the recruitment portal on the Bedales website:

Bedales is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and all successful applicants will undergo safeguarding screening including an enhanced DBS and Barred List check from the Disclosure and Barring Service



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