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School Counsellor


The post and the department 

As School Counsellor, your role is to be available at set times in the week to see students who may have need of confidential counselling help. (Please see below on the limits of confidentiality.) Students may come to see you on their own initiative or they may be referred to you by senior colleagues with pastoral responsibilities.

In addition to seeing students individually, you will be expected to: 

• Contribute in a variety of ways to School initiatives and activities aimed at promoting mindfulness and mental health and wellbeing within the school, for example by running some group sessions for students on particular issues; 

• As and when necessary, give guidance and suggestions to pastoral colleagues on how best to deal with particular situations; 

• From time to time, run sessions aimed at staff, students or parents on issues relating to mental health, resilience and wellbeing;

• Contribute to discussions and fora aimed at formulating school policy on issues relating to mental health and wellbeing.   

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