School Counsellor, Hill Park School – Brighton & Hove

School Counsellor, Hill Park School
Brighton & Hove
Fixed term contract until 31st July 2020
5 Hours per week on a Thursday
Term time only – 46 weeks per year
£28,855 per annum (pro-rata)
£3,899 per annum (actual)

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.

Pupils at Hill Park have a Statement of SEN or an EHC Plan and are placed at the school at the request of the Local Authority.

The position comes with excellent benefits, including 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays), a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, and an interest free bike loan. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.

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).

We are looking for a creative therapist (play or art therapy) with experience of working therapeutically with children and young people with a range of neurodiversity and complex needs (e.g. autism, ASC, ADHD, with moderate learning difficulties.

In the 4 hours a week on a Thursday, the counsellor will see 3 students and attend the school’s weekly Wellbeing Team meeting. We anticipate the counsellor will work individually with students from Year 5 to Year 11.

If you are an applicant interested in this post and would like an informal discussion having read the job pack, please contact Anita Barnard, We will not respond to agencies.

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: Wednesday 20th November 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

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