School Counsellor – Downs View School
Brighton & Hove
Fixed Term Contract until 31st August 2020
15 Hours per week, over 2 days
Term time only for 46 weeks per year
£30,120 per annum (pro-rata)
£10,801 per annum (actual)
To start January 2020

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 at least 2 years post qualified counsellors/therapists and BACP Registered or Accredited, or registered with another recognised professional body (e.g. HPC, UKCP); and be able to offer creative interventions such as art, sandtray, play as well as ‘talking’ therapy.

Applicants must also be experienced in working with primary and secondary school age children and young people who have a range of neurodiversity, with EHC Plans and complex needs.

YMCA DownsLink Group is an equal opportunities employer and 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: Thursday 21st November 2019 at 9am

Interview date: To be confirmed


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

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

Download an application pack here
Download an application form here