Trainee Pastoral Counsellor, Stoke Newington

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Stoke Newington School & Sixth FormStoke Newington
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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Grade S01 £30,012 pro rata
Contract term: Fixed Term

Purpose of job 

This is a new position, working 4 days a week, term time only on a two-year contract in first instance. 

The Trainee Pastoral Counsellor’s main role is to provide support for vulnerable pupils, including those working with CAMHS, pupils on a CP plan, LAC pupils, poor attenders and pupils with social care involvement. 

The role also involves preventative work with students who are at risk of becoming school refusers.

The trainee would be supported by and trained by the 2 Pastoral counsellors. The trainee would also receive regular external supervision. 

The role

All posts require a minimum of 5 A* - C grade GCSE or equivalent in Maths & English and preferably and an academic qualification at L3. The post requires a counselling certificate (or desire to work towards one) and experience of working with young people in a counselling capacity. The post-holder would be encouraged to work towards a Counselling Diploma whilst in post.

The Inclusion Faculty

The Inclusion Faculty has a large team of enthusiastic and committed staff aiming to ensure all pupils at Stoke Newington School & Sixth Form fulfil their potential and fully participate in the school curriculum and community. We achieve this by providing a variety of interventions and support within lessons and in small groups as well as through extra-curricular activities.

We provide an outstanding provision for students with special needs and our work is recognised and well regarded across the borough. Our aim is to ensure we continue to be outstanding in all we do. As a team our expectations and aspirations for pupils is high and we work hard to ensure young people have the confidence, self-esteem and independence necessary to achieve their goals.

The Inclusion team is made up of highly trained and experienced Learning Support Assistants, specialist SEN teachers, pastoral counsellors and student support workers. This large and diverse team ensures a wide range of needs can be supported at Stoke Newington School & Sixth Form. We work closely with outside agencies and specialists including speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, educational psychologists and the child and adolescent mental health services. 

The Inclusion Team also run a variety of popular activities at lunchtime and after school such as homework clubs, games rooms, a football team and a gardening club. These aim to ensure young people are able to participate fully in school life and are an important factor in raising their self-esteem.

The School

Stoke Newington School & Sixth Form is a “good with outstanding features” school. We pride ourselves in providing our students with inspiring and creative teaching and learning opportunities within the curriculum and through our programme of extra-curricular activities. We aim that every child aspires to and achieves excellence.

We are looking for conscientious, professional team players who are passionate about ensuring every one of our students achieves their full potential. 

Applying for the role

If you are interested in joining our team then please email for further information and an application pack. 

Alternatively, you can download an application pack from our website

Closing date: Sunday, 24th June 2018. 

We are an equal opportunities employer committed to ensuring diversity in our workforce.

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