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YMCA DOWNSLINK GROUP

 

School Counsellor – Hazelwick

Crawley, West Sussex, UK

37 Hours per week

Term time only (46 weeks per year)

£30,385 per annum

 

 

YMCA DownsLink Group Dialogue is a well-established BACP accredited counselling and wellbeing service for children, young people & families operating across Sussex and into Surrey.

 

We are seeking candidates who value team working, believe in making a difference to lives of the children and young people they work with, and who can bring passion and professionalism to this post.

 

Applicants should be qualified counsellors/therapists and BACP Registered or Accredited, or registered with another recognised professional body (e.g. HPC, UKCP).

 

The ideal candidate will be a counsellors/therapists with experience of working therapeutically with children and young people, preferably in a school setting.

 

You will work closely with the school key contact to continue the provision of a high quality, ethical counselling service to students.  This will include undertaking assessments with students and monitoring risk, agreeing a regular session schedule with the school and completing all associated admin in a timely manner.  You will be required to attend regular clinical supervision and line management meetings.

 

Key requirements:

• Graduate or Post graduate level Counselling Diploma or equivalent
• BACP Registration or Accreditation or eligibility for Professional Accreditation (or equivalent professional body)
• Experience in individual counselling with children and or young people to include working with risk issues.
• Experience of using creative therapeutic techniques such as play, art, sand tray etc.
• A sound understanding of Child Protection & Vulnerable Adult Safeguarding issues, policies and procedures.

 

The position comes with excellent benefits, including a generous annual leave package, a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, a health and wellbeing cash plan, and a cycle to work scheme. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.

 

If you are an applicant interested in this post and would like an informal discussion having read the job pack, you can speak to the Recruiting Manager Anita Barnard anita.barnard@ymcadlg.org or please email recruitment@ymcadlg.org and your query will be forwarded.

 

YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.

 

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

 

 

Closing date for applications: Monday 23rd August 2021 at 9am

Interview date: To be confirmed

 

For more information about the role,

please visit https://www.ymcadlg.org/get-involved/work-for-us/

 

Please note that we do not accept CVs. When submitting your application please save your application form as ‘your full name APPLICATION’ and put the job title/location in the email subject line. Please submit your application as a Word document where or PDF (we cannot accept Pages) via email.

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment@ymcadlg.org.