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Trust Counsellor - Part-time

The Golden Thread Alliance

  • Ref:KCC-F62-89-S
  • Posted:07/06/2024
  • Pay:KR8
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:26/06/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:2nd July 2024

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An exciting position has arisen to join our dedicated team at The Golden Thread Alliance as a Trust Counsellor. The person appointed to this role will be part of our central team, working with children across the Trust to provide specialist support and advice.

We are looking for someone with experience working with children to support and develop their emotional wellbeing through play therapy, one to one counselling sessions and planned interventions as appropriate to the needs of the children. You will work alongside other Trust counsellors, our School Improvement Lead for SEND and others within our SEND teams to support our children to thrive throughout their time in primary school.

This role is a permanent position, 26 hours per week term time only. The salary is within the Kent Range 8 £28,598 FTE, actual pro rata salary £17,144.95, based on 26 hours per week, 38 weeks per year.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be qualified to deliver counselling sessions to children and experience doing so either within a school context or otherwise
  • Be BACP or UKPC registered
  • Enjoy working with others to form strong partnerships and practices
  • Have good organisational skills and the ability to manage your caseload

Our staff benefits package includes:

  • Commitment to your ongoing Continued Professional Development
  • Two family days
  • Half-day Christmas Shopping Leave
  • Access to Local Government Pension scheme/Teachers’ Pensions
  • Eyecare vouchers through Specsavers
  • Annual Flu Jab offer for all staff
  • Employee Assistance Programme to support your wellbeing

The Golden Thread Alliance is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020 and therefore is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. In line with KCSIE guidance, all candidates who are shortlisted will be subject to an online search. This search is not part of the shortlisting process itself and all shortlisted candidates will have the opportunity to address any issues of concern resulting from the search.

Two references are also required prior to commencement of employment.

Early applications are encouraged, and The Golden Thread Alliance reserves the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Information about the trust

The Golden Thread Alliance is a Multi Academy Trust of nine primary schools in North West Kent, each with its own unique character, history and demographics, but unified in the belief that we are all as united as we are different.

Following the 2023 merger of Galaxy Trust in Dartford and Pathway Trust in Gravesham, The Golden Thread Alliance now comprises Culverstone Green Primary School, Fleetdown Primary Academy, Meopham Community Academy, Oakfield Primary Academy, Riverview Infants, Riverview Juniors, Temple Hill Primary Academy, West Hill Primary Academy, and Wrotham Road Primary School.

All subscribe to the values of Respect, Equality, Courage, Integrity, Ambition, Kindness, and Responsibility, and we embody them through Trust policies and daily practice.

Our pledges to five protected groups in our schools ensure that nobody is left behind, in the pursuit of a level playing field for all children and their families: https://golden-thread.org/about-us/our-pledges/

We want all students, regardless of background and need, to achieve highly and have high levels of wellbeing. We recognise and celebrate our differences together, so we can provide personalised support when needed, making sure every single one of our children can fulfil their potential for greatness.

The Golden Thread Alliance offers the same unwavering support to all members of staff, providing ample opportunities for CPD, training at all levels, family days, and mental health & wellbeing support.

Join us on our journey: https://golden-thread.org/

The Golden Thread Alliance is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020 and therefore is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. In line with KCSIE guidance, paragraph 220, all candidates who are shortlisted will be subject to an online search. This search is not part of the shortlisting process itself and all shortlisted candidates will have the opportunity to address any issues of concern resulting from the search

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Stacy Wickes
  • Address:West Hill Primary Academy,
    Dartford Road,
    Dartford,
    Kent,
    DA1 3DZ
  • Telephone: 07552 503395
  • Email: HR@golden-thread.org

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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 Education.