School Counsellor, Barking and Dagenham

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Mayesbrook Park School - Mayesbrook Park CampusBarking and Dagenham

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Start date: Jan 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Scale 5 range 12-15 (£24462 - £25809 pro rata)
Contract term: Fixed Term

Contract Type: Full Time – 1 Year Fixed Term Pro Rata
We are seeking to appoint a qualified counsellor with experience of working with young people 11-16 and  their families to enable us to provide onsite support and counselling to students and to broaden the support and services which we are able to offer to pupils, parents and staff.

The school counsellor’s primary duty will be the counselling of students aged 11-16; other duties include support for staff and work with parents. The counsellor will liaise closely with CAMHS and other agencies involved with the child and family.

Mayesbrook Park School provides alternative provision for secondary school students aged 11-16 in Barking and Dagenham. There are three campuses and you would be required to work across all three.  There are up to 100 students across the school, including permanently excluded students, KS3 pupils on short on track programmes and pupils with attendance and mental health concerns. Many of our students have special educational needs (SEND), mainly SEMH (social, emotional and mental health).

We offer:

  • Competitive salary;
  • Local authority pensions scheme
  • Friendly and supportive colleagues
  • Energetic vibrant and diverse environment where everyone is valued
  • Regular training opportunities

Visits to the school are encouraged and can be arranged by contacting Mandy Little  - telephone 020 8270 6734 or

Please see our website for further details about our school.

To apply for this role please apply using the following link:

All employees are required to abide by the Equalities and Diversity policies of the borough. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants including an enhanced Disclosure Check

Closing date for application: Friday 6th December 2019
Interview date: Thursday 12th December 2019

More about Mayesbrook Park School - Mayesbrook Park Campus
Type: Pupil Referral Unit(PRU)
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: 75-77 Arden Crescent, Dagenham, Essex, RM9 6TJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8270 6000