Counsellor, Whickham

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Whickham School and Sports CollegeWhickham
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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £23,866 - £26,470 (22.5 hours per week term time only actual salary £12,358 - £13,706)
Contract term: Fixed Term

Student  well-being and ensuring our pupils are able to be the best they can be are at the heart of everything we do at Whickham School. We combine outstanding teaching with a rewarding, enriching curriculum which broadens students’ horizons and encourages them to believe in their abilities. 

In order to further support our mental health provision, we wish to appoint a counsellor for the rest of the academic year. We take mental health extremely seriously at Whickham School and do our best to foster resilience in our pupils.  We have a seconded Mental Health Nurse working in school who is able to triage directly into CYPS and we also have staff who are mental heath first aiders.

The role of our counsellor will be to:  

  • Provide one to one counselling sessions and work shops with pupils.
  • Be part of a multidisciplinary team that supports the physical, mental health and emotional wellbeing of pupils at Whickham School.
  • To work with a diverse range of issues including transition, sexuality, eating disorders and self-harm, depression, anger management, anxiety and fears.
  • To identify pupil’s mental health needs and consider appropriate ways of meeting these in partnership with other professionals.


Whickham School is a large and successful school in Gateshead with over 1500 students including over 250 in the sixth form, which is one of the most successful in the region with over 62% of grades being A*-B grade in the 2018 exams. 

Behaviour is good at Whickham School and we have eager students who also engage in our wide range of extra-curricular enrichment opportunities. Many of our students progress into our sixth form and performance in academic and vocational qualifications in KS5 is a real strength.

An enhanced DBS check will be taken up on the successful candidate.  

Job location

More about Whickham School and Sports College
Address: Burnthouse Lane, Whickham, Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, NE16 5AR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 191 4960026