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School Counsellor

Salary: £30,495 per annum, pro rata
Contract type: Fixed term
Working pattern: Part-time

Closing date: Monday 15 August 2022

Who to contact if you have a query:

Remy Lamarca
01273 222567

  • Location: Littlehampton, West Sussex, United Kingdom
  • Earnings: £30,495 per annum, pro rata

Established in 1996, Dialogue School Counselling is a BACP accredited school counselling service covering Brighton & Hove, East and West Sussex and Surrey. Dialogue has built an excellent reputation with schools, professionals and commissioners and the service has developed and expanded over the years. We know that schools are deeply committed to meeting the individual needs of students as they prepare them to meet the challenges of growing up and moving toward adulthood.

The Role

We are looking for a qualified counsellor with experience of working with young people to join our team and deliver the school counselling service at The Littlehampton Academy. This is a part-time role of 18.5 hours per week - term-time only, on a fixed-term contract until 30 September 2023. We are seeking candidates who are passionate about making a difference to the lives of the children and young people they work with. 

The role is wide-ranging, rewarding and includes several key responsibilities. You will provide an ethical, professional counselling service to children and young people in a school setting. You will establish good professional working relationships with key school staff, including the discussion of referrals, managing a session timetable within the school day, and agreeing a process for students coming to and from sessions. You will be required to undertake assessments and counselling sessions, complete all associated administrative work and attend regular clinical supervision and line management meetings.

You will be based on site at The Littlehampton Academy and your working pattern can be discussed at interview.

Who You Are

You will already have a keen interest in and experience of working with young people of secondary school age in a school setting, along with counselling or psychotherapy qualification (Minimum of Level 4) and be registered or accredited with the BACP or another professional body (e.g. HCPC) and 2 years post qualifying experience in individual counselling or therapy with young people preferred, including work with risk issues. 

You will have a professional, flexible attitude with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to manage your time well, along with being able to provide creative therapies to meet children’s and young people’s needs. In addition, you will have a sound understanding of child protection and young adults safeguarding issues, policies, and procedures, with proven experience in identifying and responding to concerns

We know that there are great candidates who will not fit everything we have described above, or who have important skills we have not mentioned. If that, is you, please do not hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

Reflective practice: As part of our commitment to being a Trauma-Informed organisation, all frontline staff have access to regular group Reflective Practice Supervision and for therapeutic roles, we offer clinical supervision.

If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please contact louise.corbett@ymcadlg.org

The closing date for this role is midnight on 15 August 2022. Please note this is a rolling advert; applications will be reviewed regularly, and suitable applicants will be invited to attend interviews on a rolling basis. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Candidates will already have the right to live and work in the UK

YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

For questions regarding this role or to request another application format: please email us at recruitment@ymcadlg.org

Additional Information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.


  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/43000/26296

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Brighton

  • Salary
  • £30,495 pro-rata

  • Closing date
  • 15 August 2022

  • Organisation
  • YMCA DownsLink Group

  • Contract type
  • Fixed Term

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 18.5

  • Job type
  • Management