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Trust Counsellor - Part-time

The Pathway Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F24-3-S
  • Posted:04/07/2019
  • Pay:KR9 (£28,925 - £32,917 pro rata £19,533 - £22,229)
  • Start Date:1 September 2019
  • App Close Date:18/07/2019 at 17:00
  • Interviews:TBC


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join The Pathway Academy Trust’s central team. We are looking for an enthusiastic. organised and hardworking person to provide a professional and confidential counselling service for young people across our Trust’s schools, and to contribute to the promotion of good health and wellbeing.

Although employed centrally by the Trust, this is a roaming role involving visiting one of the Trust’s schools each day (for four days a week). The ability to organise your own diary and travel between the schools is essential.

Your duties will include:

  • Communicate with students, identify obstacles to progress, and work together to overcome them.
  • Identify and communicate special needs and mental health challenges.
  • Consult with parents or teachers on appropriate strategies, communication methods, and obstacles.
  • Intervene in dangerous, challenging, or stressful situations to provide a peaceful, safe environment.
  • Listen to students and enable them to connect with support services, teachers, parents, and others.

The School Counsellor would also be expected to develop a range of therapeutic interventions to encourage confidence, independence, reflection and resilience in young people whilst supporting them with their concerns.

We will be pleased to hear from you if you:

  • Wish to join a vibrant and friendly team
  • Would like to join an organisation that values and appreciates your work
  • Have an accredited diploma, degree or equivalent counselling qualification
  • Are registered with BACP or an alternative professional body
  • Have a strong track record of providing excellent emotional support to young people, preferably in a school environment
  • Have an understanding of the developmental, emotional, social and educational issues of children and young people
  • Are a confident and a skilled professional with excellent interpersonal, communication and report writing skills
  • Are committed to best practice in pastoral support and student welfare
  • Have personal warmth and high levels of personal and professional integrity

The post is permanent from 1 September 2019. Hours of work are four days a week (30 hours), 38 weeks per year, plus paid holiday. (This is a term-time only position)

Applicants are welcome, and indeed encouraged, to visit the trust prior to interview. Please contact the CEO, Mrs R Doughty, to arrange an appointment.

TPAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be subject to pre-employment checks including safeguarding, an enhanced DBS check, references and the right to work in the UK.

Please email your completed TPAT application form to a.norris@tpat.co.uk 

Information about the federation

The Pathway Academy Trust is an innovative and forward thinking Multi Academy Trust (MAT) consisting of five schools in the Meopham and Gravesend area of Kent. Guided by our experienced and successful leadership team, we believe that collaborative working across the trust will enrich the opportunities for all of our children, providing a nurturing environment in which they can thrive and reach their full potential.

Learning is at the centre our pedagogy. We believe that every child is unique and ensure that learning experiences are tailored to meet the needs of individual children. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality learning experiences; learning is fun, practical and engaging.

The Pathway Academy Trust was founded in October 2015 by the Governing Bodies of Culverstone Green Primary School and Riverview Infant School. Since forming, the Trust has grown with the additional of Riverview Junior School in September 2017, Wrotham Road Primary School in 2018 and Meopham Community Academy in September 2018.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs A Norris
  • Address: C/O Culverstone Green Primary School,
    Wrotham Road,
    DA13 0RF
  • Telephone: 01732 822568
  • Email: sbm@tpat.co.uk



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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.