Part-time School Counsellor Services Manager

£15,000 - £19,999
14 Apr 2019
17 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Part-time School Counsellor Services Manager - Brindishe Green School and Brindishe Manor School

£18,000 per annum pro rata, part-time (FTE £30,000pa)
Permanent - 3 days per week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)
Location: Brindishe Green School, Beacon Road, London, SE13 6EH

Your new employer:

Place2Be is the leading children's mental health charity providing in-school support and expert professional development to improve the emotional wellbeing of children and young people, families, teachers and school staff.

Place2Be provides children’s mental health services in 294 primary and secondary schools, and last year provided in-depth training in a further 31 schools, reaching a total school population of over 142,000 pupils Our teams provide a range of services in our partner schools to build resilience early in life through counselling, creative work and play and support a child’s ability to engage in school life.

Your new school:

Brindishe Schools work together to serve a local and shared community of children and their families. Together our three schools provide Lewisham's children with a rich, creative and challenging primary education.

Both schools are in Hither Green and known as Brindishe Green and Brindishe Manor School.

Your role:

To effectively manage all aspects of the Place2Be school project in partnership with the school, ensuring that the children and young people are provided with therapeutic and emotional support.

Key duties &accountabilities

Ensure high quality clinical practice and delivery of a full and effective service in Place2Be:

  • Undertake one-to-one clinical work with children and/or young people
  • Plan and deliver Place2Talk
  • Plan and deliver group work in consultation with the school and the line manager
  • Identify and discuss potential referrals with school staff keeping the line manager informed
  • Assess and allocate children and young people to the appropriate Counsellor on Placement
  • Noting any safeguarding and child protection concerns; giving advice and support in regards to clinical work and supporting the development of clinical skills and experience
  • Participate in supervision with the Cluster Manager and discuss and report any concerns or issues arising from the supervisions that have taken place with the Counsellors on Placement or within your own work.

The ideal candidate will essentially:

  • Hold a recognised qualification in counselling or therapy
  • Posses recognised membership of a relevant professional body (BACP/ PTUK/ UKCP/NCS/BPS)
  • Posses a qualification in supervision
  • Have post qualified experience in a clinical role and an understanding of children, young people and schools
  • Have a willingness to undertake clinical assessments and hold clinical case-load
  • Demonstrate an understanding of working with children and young people who require or would benefit from emotional and therapeutic support and experience of the school environment
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of child protection policy and procedures and commitment to safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults

Please note the official internal job title is School Project Manager

Closing Date: Monday 22nd April 2019 at 11.59pm

If you share our core values of perseverance, integrity, compassion and creativity, we would love you to join us. It’s sensitive and demanding work - but hugely rewarding and fulfilling - you will be helping give young people brighter futures.

Place2Be is committed to equal opportunities and anti-discrimination practices and we positively encourage applications from all sections of the community. We are keen to reflect the diversity of the partner schools we work in and are particularly interested in attracting applications from male candidates, as well as candidates from Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

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