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School Counsellor - Term Time

Cornwallis Academy, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-6913-490S
  • Posted:23/01/2022
  • Pay:£22,777-£25,975 (£26,599-£30,333 FTE)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:27/02/2023 at 15:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Cornwallis Academy is an exciting school, which is rated Good by Ofsted in all areas, we are looking to welcome a new Counsellor who will work primarily with students to provide excellent counselling to the school and to positively contribute to the wellbeing and attainment of students across all year groups.


The position is 37 hours per week (Mon-Thur 08:00 - 16:00pm, Fri 08:00 - 15:30pm), term time only plus two weeks, on a permanent basis.


Core purpose:


  • To offer young people individual, or group counselling.
  • Have as a minimum level of qualification a professionally accredited (BACP) Diploma in Counselling, be registered with BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) or similar registration.

  •  To carry out assessments of young people referred for counselling, and advise on suitability to work with appropriate staff in school, or to be referred to external agencies, including CAMHS.
  • To provide relevant information and advice to staff to support students with emotional distress.
  •  Provide support for disadvantaged students.
  • Work within counselling guidelines on client confidentiality, safeguarding and child protection.
  • Proven record of successful counselling work with young people, showing a wide range of presenting issues including (but not only) bullying, low self-esteem, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and feelings, anxiety, panic attacks, ASD, anger, confrontational behaviour, transitions, bereavement and eating disorders.
  • An understanding of the developmental emotional, social and educational issues of children and young people.

We will offer you:

  • A vibrant and exciting place to work
  • The support of a Trust that currently runs two secondary schools, primary school and Nursery for children aged 3 months to 4 years
  • An opportunity to join various schemes such as the Benenden corporate healthcare scheme and Kent Rewards
  • An excellent CPD programme, with opportunities for action research and gaining nationally accredited qualifications 

Only applications submitted by the school application process will be considered, we are unable to accept CVs.

All posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. Future Schools Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. All members of staff are expected to share and adhere to this commitment.

Information about the school

If you would like to take a look around our fantastic facilities and meet the staff that you could be working alongside, please email recruitment@futureschoolstrust.com and arrange a visit.

Only applications submitted by the school application process will be considered, we are unable to accept CVs.

Future Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the person specification and will be required to apply for a DBS disclosure. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01622) 741866


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.