School Counsellor – Worthing

Job Title: School Counsellor - Worthing

Location: Worthing, West Sussex, UK

Salary: £30,120 per annum (£12,210 pro-rata)

Hours: 15

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract until 31 July 2022

Closing date: 6th May 2021

Interview date: 13th May 2021

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. Dialogue have been offering counselling in Davison CE High School for Girls for some years now.

This is an exciting opportunity to continue the delivery of the Dialogue counselling service to students in this well-respected girl’s school. Davison High school is a girls Church of England secondary school serving pupils 11 to 16 in Worthing, West Sussex. In its last inspection the school was judged by OFSTED as Good.

Desired Criteria

  • At least 2 years post-qualified counsellors/therapists and BACP Registered or Accredited, or registered with another recognised professional body (e.g. HPC, UKCP).
  • Counsellors/therapists with experience of working therapeutically with children and young people, ideally in a school setting.
  • 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.

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, 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 Caroline Mendis [email protected] or email [email protected] 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).

How to apply

Download an application pack below.

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