School Counsellor – Casual Contract

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Casual / Seasonal / Bank / Permanently Variable hours
Working Pattern:
Please see advert text
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 01/12/2020 23:59
£28,672 - £32,234 which will be pro-rata to hours worked.
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Employment Location:
Your normal place of work will be the schools purchasing the Service Level Agreements during term time. However, you may be required to work at any council workplace within County Durham, and on a monthly basis will be expected to attend Team Meetings at the Education Development Centre in Spennymoor.
Closing date:
1 Dec
Further Information

Children and Young Peoples Services - Emotional Wellbeing and Effective Learning Team

Vacancy Reference No: CYPS/20/387

School Counsellor – Casual Contract

Durham School's Counselling Service is seeking to recruit a counsellor to join our established team in providing a professional counselling service to children and young people in County Durham schools. The post holder will provide short-term counselling interventions in a range of different schools, and in addition will provide cover arrangements for the service where appropriate, as and when required.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified and accredited counsellors (or counsellors who are working towards accreditation) with experience in counselling children and young people. Experience of counselling in a school environment is essential.

This is a key post within the Emotional Wellbeing and Effective Learning (EWEL) Team, which is part of the Educational Psychology Service. The team is comprised of Counsellors, Advisory Teachers, Educational Psychologists and a range of Specialist Support Staff who work together to improve the wellbeing, achievement and resilience of socially and emotionally vulnerable young people; and to support schools to develop their capacity to effectively meet the needs of all their learners.

Members of the service benefit from regular clinical supervision and opportunities for development through a range of initiatives across our multi-disciplinary team.

Required qualifications:
• Diploma in Counselling or equivalent
• Professional Accreditation or working towards accreditation

The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.

For further information about the post please contact Sophia Friedrich via email to Sophia.Friedrich@durham.gov.uk

The grade of the post is Grade 9 with corresponding salaries £28,672 - £32,234 which will be pro-rata to hours worked.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held virtually on 9th December 2020.

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact Payroll & Employee Services on Telephone: 03000 267247 (24hr answerphone). Email: PESCYPS@durham.gov.uk

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.