Volunteer School Counsellor, Surrey

Closing date:New this week

Heathside SchoolSurrey

Date posted:
Start date: asap
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8UZ

Required   September 2019

ElmWey Learning Trust is a growing multi-academy trust located in Elmbridge. Our students are well motivated and high achieving. Heathside School is located in Weybridge and is a successful and oversubscribed 11-18 secondary school committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our students, staff and parents.

A whole school approach to wellbeing is embedded in the school, culminating in Heathside receiving the National Children’s Bureau’s Wellbeing Award for Schools in July 2019. When visiting the school, the assessors commented, “The school provides a wide range of tiered interventions to support mental health and wellbeing delivered by skilled staff and external agencies. Students know who and where to go to for support for in school and are signposted to other organisations.”

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed volunteer trainee counsellor or psychotherapist to join our therapy team who:

• Is able to commit to a minimum of 3-4 hours of student counselling per week during term time for at least 2 academic terms

• Is enrolled on a BACP, UKCP or BPS accredited course 

• Has a minimum of 50 clinical hours experience

Trainee counsellors will be supported by our experienced School Counsellor and Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead and supervision costs will be funded at the ratio required for your level of training. 

Application forms and further details are available from the school or our website: www.heathside.surrey.sch.uk. To apply please 

send fully completed application forms and letter of application to 

jobapplications@heathside.surrey.sch.uk. CVs cannot be accepted. 

ElmWey Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an enhanced DBS disclosure. It is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

More about Heathside School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Brooklands Lane, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8UZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1932 846162
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Heathside is a high achieving 11-18 co-educational converter academy with 7 forms of entry totalling 1252 students on roll, 202 of whom are in the sixth form. In 2018 89% of students achieved Grade 4 English and Mathematics.  At A level 59% of s...