GCS currently has the following 2 vacancies
1) Child and Family Service Counsellor
2) School Counsellor
Child and Family Service - COUNSELLOR
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part-time counsellor within the Child & Family Service (C&FS) at GCS. This exciting team has developed a lot over the last few years and is looking forward to further growth in the next few years. We are looking for a dynamic counsellor to join the shaping of this development.
The C&FS offers a counselling service to families, including adults, children and young people who are experiencing difficulties in family life. Our counsellors provide individual, specialist therapeutic intervention for individuals or multiples of the family unit.
We provide a safe confidential place for children, young people and adults to talk to a skilled counsellor who will listen and help understand and make sense of feelings and the situation.
We are able to offer appointments in our main premises in Stroud as well as appointments in our Cheltenham, Cirencester and Gloucester venues.
Group supervision is provided on a weekly basis on Monday from 9.30 to 11.00 in Alma House, Stroud.
The appointed counsellor should be:
An opportunity has arisen for a part-time position for a counsellor to provide counselling to the pupils of
Stroud High School for Girls and Marling School for Boys.
GCS has an annual contract with the school and currently provides 4 hours of counselling per week to pupils within the school during term time over 38 weeks of the school academic year, with an additional 4 hours flexible provision.
There is currently one counsellor delivering 4 hours a week and 4 hours flexibly as requested by the school, so this post is for the 4 hours fixed provision, currently taking place on Tuesdays 9.30 to 13.30. The vacancy is to start at the beginning of the academic year in September 2015 and will end in July 2015 when the contract expires at the end of the school academic year. It is anticipated that the school will renew the contract for the following year.
There is an existing referral procedure within the school and a designated room is provided on the premises for counselling. Group supervision is provided on a fortnightly basis on currently on a Monday in Alma House, Stroud, the exact timing of this will be confirmed nearer to July 2015.
The appointed counsellor should be BACP accredited or working towards accreditation or UKCP or BPC registered and have DBS clearance. They should have experience of working in a school environment either as a counsellor or in a related capacity. They need to demonstrate an understanding of the needs of young people and their interest in working with this age group and be flexible and motivated to develop the role. They should understand the place of the role within the school structure.
The post will require liaising with school staff members, i.e. teaching and pastoral staff and school nurse, and providing and keeping client records in line existing procedures.
Remuneration for the post is £17.60 per hour payable through the GCS payroll. Salary: £13650 per annum pro rata (Equivalent to .2)