Part-time [3 days per week, Monday – Wednesday] [39 weeks per year]
Start September 2021
Would you like the opportunity to work as part of a team of highly experienced and ambitious colleagues? Graveney is an extremely popular and successful 11-18 School, located in South West London, SW17 with the benefit of being situated in beautiful campus style surroundings with excellent facilities and a warm community atmosphere. We have a commitment to providing the best opportunities to all students and to developing the professional skills and career aspirations of our staff, within a supportive and collaborative environment
Designated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in March 2015 and widely recognised as one of the top 100 state funded schools in the country.
“Top performing local school again, based on an aggregation of the five key accountability measures…” The Times
Graveney School is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified School Counsellor to work alongside the safeguarding and pastoral teams. This key role will involve counselling pupils/students (short term and long term) from Years 7– 13 and may also involve providing similar services for staff members. The role is three days a week [Monday – Wednesday], term time only.
The role will primarily provide one to one counselling to pupils, although the post holder will also be expected to be proactive in supporting the school’s Senior Mental Health Lead through, for example, coordinating in school support from specialist mental health services; delivering group sessions or workshops and supporting with other related whole school initiatives. The counselling role will include making including initial assessments and communicating with parents/carers; maintaining appropriate records and liaising regularly with the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Student Welfare Officer, Principal First Aider, Pupil Support Manager, Looked After Children (LAC) Coordinator and Heads of Phase and Heads of Year and with other professionals as necessary.
The ideal candidate will have gained a post-graduate Diploma or Masters level in Counselling or Psychotherapy, preferably this would specialise in working with children and adolescents. Accreditation with the BACP, UKCP, BPC or an equivalent recognised awarding body is essential.
The successful candidate will have excellent communication, organisational and time-management skills and be competent in using ICT. You will be a true team player and be able to work with the flexibility this post requires.
An Application Form and supported documents can be downloaded below. Alternatively they can be found at https://www.graveney.org/Recruitment
Electronic applications should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: Noon – Monday 5th July 2021
Interview Date: Week commencing 12th July 2021
Please note that applications will be considered for shortlisting as and when they are received and the Trust reserves the right to close the advert at any time. Successful candidates will be contacted directly to interview.
[The selection process may take place ‘in person’ under strict social distancing guidelines or via video]
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Please note that we do not accept CVs. Strictly no agencies please.
(Graveney School is part of Graveney Trust)
Tel: 020 8682 7000
Principal: Cynthia Rickman
Graveney Pay Scale 8 [SP27-29]