School Counsellor Full time

Start Date: 1st September 2018

Full time salary is negotiable dependent upon experience c £30k

Permanent, Term time only. 5 days, 36 hours. Part time or job share considered for exceptional candidate(s).

A rare and exciting opportunity to join the multi-disciplinary team at this oversubscribed maintained Special School in Thornton Heath, Croydon (220 on roll) for pupils aged 11-18 with a range of needs encompassing moderate and complex learning difficulties and ASD.

The role is primarily to provide one-to-one counselling to pupils, maintaining appropriate records and liaising regularly with the Deputy Head and with other professionals as necessary. As well as working directly with pupils you will also provide training, consultation and support for staff in the way they use counselling skills to support the pupils. Based on the school grounds in a converted house the Therapy Team consists of two Speech & Language Therapists, one Speech and Language Assistant, an Occupational Therapist, a Drama Therapist and a Music Therapists. School takes financial responsibility for the supervision of all its therapists.

An important part of the role will be attending professional meetings such as LAC reviews and Case Conferences to support the Child Protection Officers. You will hold or be in the process of completing an appropriate level BACP/NCS qualification.

You will be joining a creative and professional staff team and you will find your role challenging, stimulating and rewarding. The school is committed to CPD to ensure you develop professionally. You will receive supervision. The school is a short walk from public transport.

Visits are warmly welcomed as is a telephone call to Phil Poulton, Headteacher on 0208 684 0116 day or 07714 245 873 evening to discuss the job informally.

Our school is committed to the principles of equality of opportunity and safeguarding of pupils. The appointment is subject to an enhanced CRB check.

Application pack telephone or email: theoffice@benshammanor.com 0208 684 0116. Alternatively download from www.benshammanor.com

Closing date: noon Friday 27th April 2018.

Interview date: Week commencing 30th April 2018

Bensham Manor School, Ecclesbourne Road, Thornton Heath, Croydon, CR7 7BN

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