Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership together with Argyll and Bute Education Service are initiating a new School Counselling Service to support pupils across the school estate. This exciting development requires an experienced qualified counsellor to provide leadership for the new service. Applicants should have a relevant Counselling qualification at Diploma level or above; membership of BACP or other relevant professional body; commitment to Continuing Professional Development; at least two years’ experience of delivering counselling services, including with children and young people; and, experience of professional supervision of staff. The post is initially for 23 months. The post holder will manage the School Counselling Service and offer counselling to children and young people which they can enter into voluntarily if they wish to explore, understand and overcome issues in their lives which may be causing them difficulty, distress and/or confusion. The counselling relationship will have identified boundaries and an explicit contract agreed between the young person, counsellor and, where appropriate, parent or carer. The post holder will work closely with school staff and partner agencies to ensure a clear and coordinated approach to supporting children and young people in line with Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) principles. School counsellors will be required to provide advice, consultation, direct intervention and training within an integrated whole systems approach that includes a range of interventions for emotional wellbeing. The Team Leader will have a responsibility for day to day contact with the school counsellors as well as leading professional supervision for the team.
Argyll and Bute offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor pursuits and an excellent quality of life. Argyll and Bute is a wonderful place to live and work, and an ideal place to raise a family, with local schooling of very high standards.
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