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Job Title: School Counsellor

Working days are Monday to Friday

Term-time, plus occasions in the holidays when required.

Salary: Competitive

Working time:

37.5 hours per week

Key Responsibilities:

  • To lead on one-to-one therapeutic work with teenagers and children, covering a variety of emotional health issues

  • To assess pupils and formulate an appropriate therapy/care at School plan

  • To liaise with parents where necessary (respecting appropriate confidentiality) to ensure the young person is supported well. For example: discussing parenting techniques or facilitating communication between the young person and their family

  • To consult with teaching and other pastoral staff to ensure the young person feels supported in school.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will be likely to fit the following profile:


  • Undergraduate counselling or psychotherapeutic qualification


  • At least two years’ post qualification and accreditation.

  • Demonstrate a clear history in working with children and adolescent clients, preferably in a school setting.

  • Some experience of running workshops or providing psychoeducational talks would be an advantage.

  • Whilst this is primarily a child and adolescent focused role, experience of working with adults in a therapeutic setting is also necessary, given that our School community also includes staff and parents.

Skills, Attitudes and Personal Qualities

  • Therapeutic attributes such as empathy, respect, and excellent listening skills.

  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with everyone in the school community from the youngest pupil to the most senior member of staff.

  • Desire to contribute to the overall wellbeing plan of the School.

  • Excellent organisational skills; you will be managing your own diary and appointments.

  • The maintenance of appropriate and respectful boundaries and other ethical requirements such as confidentiality, discretion, and integrity.

  • High personal standards, reliability, and a friendly, committed and professional attitude are necessary.

  • Confidence in consulting with parents and outside professionals.

  • Committed to professional development and show a willingness to undertake any appropriate training for this role.

To find out more and how to apply

​ | 020 7684 9900

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