DBS955/21 Counsellor/Pupil Support Officer - Valley Gardens Middle School

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 11/06/2021 23:59
£23,622.27 - £27,166.53 pa
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Valley Gardens Middle School, Valley Gardens, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, NE25 9AQ.
Number of posts:
Closing date:
11 Jun
Further Information

We are looking for a talented individual with experience of providing a high-quality counselling service to students experiencing a wide range of emotional difficulties. You will also provide support, guidance and advice to parents, carers and other staff members within the school. You will contribute to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of students.
Candidates must have:

Diploma in Counselling or equivalent
5 GCSEs including English and Maths at A*-C, or equivalent
Recent experience of working as a Counsellor within a school or other organisation with young people of the relevant age
Experience of providing emotional support to young people
Experience of child protection procedures and commitment to safeguarding pupils
An understanding of the developmental, emotional, social and educational issues of young people.

This post is permanent, 37 hours per week, term time only over 195 days.

Valley Gardens is a vibrant, successful and oversubscribed Middle School. Ofsted judged the school to be outstanding during our most recent inspection. We have a focus on pupil achievement and a commitment to developing our learning culture so that pupils are prepared for the 21st century world.

We want to develop a more diverse workforce and we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment to this post will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service).

Application packs are available via the school website (www.valleygardensmiddleschool.org) or from Mrs H Tate at the school (Hayley.tate@valleygardensmiddle.org)

The importance of safeguarding and protecting children at school will be promoted continually throughout the recruitment process.

Closing date for applications 11th June 2021.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.