School Counsellor

Richmond Park

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced School Counsellor to act as an integral part of our multidisciplinary Healthcare team in supporting our student’s emotional health and promoting positive mental wellbeing across the School. This position is located at White Lodge in beautiful Richmond Park, and is perfect for a supportive and caring individual.

The School Counsellor will be an approachable individual who encourages a safe and trusting environment for students and staff. They will successfully deliver one-to-one counselling sessions and support our group workshops with pupils in response to their personal, social, emotional or educational concerns, and on occasion provide support and advice to The Royal Ballet School staff. This varied role will coordinate a lunch-time drop in service and online Wellbeing Hub, as well as facilitating the students termly mental health screening sessions. Upholding confidentiality, in line with BACP practice, is essential.

Start date: April 2022

Salary: £16,000 per annum

Hours: 24 hours a week, Monday to Friday between School hours; 8:30am and 6:30pm. Term time only.

Location: White Lodge, Richmond Park.

In return we offer a contributory pension scheme, Lifeworks, local discounts, season ticket loan, and cycle to work scheme. We also provide monthly ‘lunch & learn’ sessions and offer seated massages throughout the year as part of our staff wellbeing programme.

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Please note that you must complete our application form to apply for this position and CVs are not accepted.

Closing date: Tuesday 7 December 2021

Interviews: Week commencing 6 December 2021, tbc.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidates will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check and further pre-employment checks to comply with boarding school recruitment regulations.

We’re passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. At The Royal Ballet School we are committed to creating an environment where every one of our employees feels part of our team and can flourish, regardless of their background.

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