School Counsellor/s (Littlehampton&Chichester)

5th March, 2018

School Counsellor/s
AP College, West Sussex
Littlehampton – 5.5 hours a week
Chichester – 5.5 hours a week
Term Time only – 46 weeks per year
Fixed Term Contract until 31 July 2018 (contract extension likely)
£28,141 per annum (pro rata)

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.

This is an exciting opportunity to set up and deliver the Dialogue counselling service to students in this alternative provision college. The college provides education for pupils who are at risk of being or have been permanently excluded from both primary and secondary mainstream schools, those who are out of school for medical reasons and those too sick to attend school.

This role could be filled by one person or two, depending on ability to travel.

The position comes with an attractive benefits package, including a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, company sick pay and an interest free bike loan. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.

Applications are invited from qualified counsellors/psychotherapists. You will be a Registered Member of the BACP and accredited or eligible for accreditation, or registered with another recognised professional body (e.g. HPC, UKCP). You will have experience of working with children and young people and be able to offer creative ways of working therapeutically, e.g. art, play, sand tray.

Applicants must be experienced in counselling young people (age 5 -16).

If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please contact Caroline Mendis on 07912479968 or caroline.mendis@ymcadlg.org

YMCA DownsLink Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).



Closing date for applications: Tuesday 20th March 2018 at 9am

Interviews date: Friday 23rd March 2018 (afternoon) in Littlehampton




How To Apply…
You can download an application pack and an application form below. Please return your form to us by email at recruitment@ymcadlg.org or by hand or post to:

Human Resources
Reed House,
47 Church Road,
Hove, BN3 2BE

Download an application pack here
Download an application form here