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School Counsellor

Streatham and Clapham High SchoolLambeth

This is an opportunity for a well-qualified and experienced counsellor to play a key role supporting pupils with their wellbeing.

The School Counsellor will provide individual and group evidence-based interventions for girls coping with adverse life experiences and mental health problems. Girls will self-refer or be referred by other professionals or relatives as requiring psychological support.

A well as providing therapeutic interventions, they will liaise with teachers and parents and external agencies (such as General Practitioners and CAMHS) where appropriate to ensure a collaborative and holistic approach to the pupils accessing the service.

The ideal candidate will need a good understanding of how to work effectively with children and adolescents and a warm, empathetic, approachable character.

About Streatham & Clapham High School

Streatham & Clapham High School is a vibrant, exciting and fulfilling place in which to work.  The School is characterised by a warm, welcoming and supportive atmosphere. New colleagues are supported through a personalised induction programme.

As part of the GDST, the UK's leading network of independent girls' schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
  • Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

For further details and to apply please click the apply button.

The closing date for applications is no later than 12 noon on Monday 6th December 2021.

Interviews will take place week commencing 6th December 2021, though the school reserves the right to appoint an exceptional candidate at any stage of the application process.

The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening will apply to this post.

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