Self-employed

Experienced secondary school counsellor required, one day a week, Stratford, east London
Would you like to work in a thriving, well-respected counselling service based in a lovely girls’ secondary school?

We are looking for a counsellor to work one day a week, on Mondays, starting in January 2021. The working day is 8-4pm, circa £200 a day (term time only).

Most of the work will involve 1:1 counselling sessions, running therapeutic groups, a drop in service and undertaking assessments but the team also contributes to school assemblies, staff training, student workshops, psycho-educational materials and professionals’ meetings and we would expect the new counsellor to support this too.

The successful candidate will need to be experienced in working with secondary school students, have some post-qualification experience, professional training or extensive CPD relevant to counselling children and young people, be friendly and willing, able to take direction and follow policies but also confident to work on their own initiative as they will be the only counsellor in school on Mondays.

Professional indemnity insurance, an up-to-date enhanced DBS certificate and registration with a professional counselling body e.g. BACP, UKCP, are required.

Please note that this is a self-employed position and counsellors are responsible for invoicing the school for their services at the end of each month they work.

If you are interested in being considered, please email your CV to sharon_breen@ymail.com no later than 12 pm on Monday 2 November.

To apply for this job email your details to sharon_breen@ymail.com.