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£18,593 to £20,411 Per Annum



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Counsellor - Part Time - Hackney (E2)

Salary: £18,593 (FTE: £36,415) - £20,411 (FTE: £39,976)

The Company

Our client who is an established academy school are looking for an experienced counsellor to join their team.

The Role

  • To provide personal counselling to students, and from time to time staff members.
  • To lead the counselling service with the other counsellor(s), under the direction of the Assistant Vice Principal and other Senior Leadership Team members as appropriate.
  • This will include the need to: Update and adhere to appropriate policies on confidentiality, consent and risk assessment as well as a framework for assessment, referrals and appointment procedures.
  • Assess and evaluate the effectiveness of the counselling service in accordance with agreed objectives.
  • Keep confidential records and accurate statistics for the purposes of annual monitoring and evaluation.
  • Produce an Annual Impact Report and any other reports, as and when required on the work of the counselling service.

Shift Pattern: Term Time Only, Job Share: 3 days per week: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays

Hours: 22.5 hours per week. Depending on the counselling sessions scheduled in for students, this can either be from 8:00am - 4:00pm or 9:00am - 5:00pm.

Excellent Benefits for staff


  • To undertake initial assessments of students referred to the service and decide upon any other appropriate intervention(s).
  • To offer an agreed number of counselling sessions to students within an appropriate psychotherapeutic model on a short or medium-term basis.
  • To run therapeutic groups for students as and when the need arises.
  • To extend counselling sessions to staff and group support work as required.
  • To create and maintain good working relationships with colleagues and external agencies.
  • To liaise as appropriate with staff to identify students at risk or in need of counselling support.
  • To maintain the confidentiality of students’ personal information in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
  • Attend regular clinical supervision in accordance with BACP guidelines.
  • Keep abreast of current research and practice in the field of counselling and increase and extend your skills by participating in relevant workshops and training events.
  • Contribute to meetings and discussions where appropriate.

Essential Skills & Requirements:


The post holder must have the following qualifications and training:

  • A qualification in higher education at degree level.
  • A qualification in counselling at professional diploma level recognised by the BACP or UKCP/ a BPS accredited course.
  • Membership of the BACP or UKCP.
  • Accreditation or eligibility for accreditation with the BACP or UKCP.
  • Training on work with children and young people (CYP).
  • Training in short and medium-term counselling.


The successful candidate must have post qualified experience in a counselling role and an understanding of children and young people in an educational setting. This includes previous experience of:

  • One to one counselling with students and group work.
  • Counselling a diverse group of students from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and, with a high level of social need.
  • Working with children and young people with common emotional and mental health difficulties.
  • Working with different counselling models to meet different needs irrespective of individual therapeutic training.
  • Assessment and evaluation.


  • Knowledge of legislation related to adult and children and/or adolescent’s mental health e.g. Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Care Act, Child Protection and Safeguarding of Vulnerable adults and Children etc.
  • An understanding of developmental, emotional, social and educational issues of children and young people.
  • Knowledge of issues around consent, confidentiality and risk assessment.
  • Knowledge of current developments in mental health and wellbeing.
  • An understanding of emerging best practice in adults and young people’s mental health.

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent and effective communication, written and listening skills.
  • The ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with professionals inside and outside the Academy.
  • A flexible approach and the ability to work calmly under pressure.
  • Patience, tolerance and sensitivity.

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