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School Counsellor (Self Employed)

We are seeking a compassionate and dedicated self-employed School Counsellor to join our pastoral team.


Application Closing Date: Friday 9th August 2024

Start Date:
September 2024

Flexible, 4 – 6 hours a week


Bethany is a vibrant and forward-thinking co-ed independent day and boarding School, for 11 – 18 year olds. Rated ‘Excellent’ by ISI in 2023


Bethany School is an inclusive educational community committed to the well-being and academic success of all of our pupils. We strive to provide a supportive and nurturing environment where our pupils can thrive emotionally, socially, and academically.


The successful candidate will play a key role in supporting the mental health and well-being of our pupils, offering counselling services, and working collaboratively with staff, parents, and external agencies.


Key Responsibilities

  • To offer counselling to pupils for a range of issues including academic problems, difficulties with peers, behavioural difficulties in the classroom, emotional issues arising from parental separation and divorce, bereavement, relationships with parents, attendance problems, anxiety, and any other concerns pupils exhibit;
  • Sessions are of 40 minutes duration allowing 5 minutes between sessions.
  • To facilitate, delivery of sessions for anger management and raising self-esteem;
  • To liaise with the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead where necessary;
  • Also to liaise with other professionals, such as GPs, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) when necessary and with consent from the student;
  • To implement a robust system of referral in order that pupils may access the services offered;
  • To keep suitable case records on each counselling/group session in a secure place, in accordance with the Data Protection Act;
  • Where appropriate to support the School in training staff or raising awareness of mental health issues;
  • Where appropriate addressing larger groups of children to address issues such as friendships, dangers of social medial or esteem.


Hours and salary

This is a flexible role, working 4 – 6 hours a week, £50.00 an hour on day or days to be mutually agreed.


How to apply

To apply for this position, please submit your CV and a covering letter detailing your experience and suitability for the role to by Friday 9 August 2024.


Bethany School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo enhanced child protection screening appropriate to the position, including checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service and previous employers.


Bethany School is an Equal Opportunities Employer and appointments will be made without regard to gender, age, or ethnic origin.


The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Our teachers are specialists in their respective fields and are passionate about delivering the very highest standard of learning to enrich and accelerate our pupils.

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