This job expired on 18 October 2021

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    18 October 2021 at 5:00pm

  • Date listed

    8 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
Working pattern
Will consider part time, term time
15 hours per week - 5 hours per day 3 days per week
Contract type
Fixed term (Until July 2022)
£22,500 - £25,000 pro rata pa

Job summary

Service Level Agreement

Are you passionate about supporting young people? Do you want to join a high performing school? Rainhill High School, including Rainhill Sixth is the place for you!

Our School’s mission is the ‘Pursuit of Excellence’ in everything that we do.

We are looking for a part time self-employed qualified School Counsellor to join our hard working and successful school as a valued business partner. The role is primarily to provide one to one counselling to pupils, to maintain appropriate records and liaise with the Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team, SENCO and other professionals as necessary.

As a school, our mission is to be ‘In the Pursuit of Excellence’ in everything that we do. Our core values of Learn, Think, Contribute, Care embody our determination to ensure that all our students receive a first class education that enables them to take their place in society with confidence.

The school has a very strong reputation locally and is significantly oversubscribed.

To provide a high-quality counselling service to students experiencing a wide range of emotional problems.
To provide support, guidance and advice to parents, carers and the school where needed.
To observe confidentiality and to support the school’s pursuit of excellence for all students.
Contribute to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare and personal care of children and young people

Specific Responsibilities
• To provide an independent and confidential counselling service to pupils at Rainhill High School through individual sessions, responding to their personal, social, emotional or educational concerns.
• To promote a caring and supportive environment where such concerns may be explored.
• To be responsible for maintaining appropriate and confidential records.
• To play an active role in safeguarding the pupils at Rainhill High School by adhering to the relevant school policies including the school’s safeguarding policy.
• To perform duties within the codes of practice and ethics recommended by the BACP, UKCP or equivalent organisation.
• To provide regular audit information/reports such as trends, patterns of problems, numbers, age range and types of problems to SLT.
• To facilitate workshops with staff/parent/family of pupils and provide information when required about the counselling service, the role of the School Counsellor and the boundaries of confidentially to pupils, staff and parents.
• To be responsible for their own professional development maintenance and updating knowledge and awareness through continuing professional development (CPD).
• To maintain a high level of knowledge and awareness of changes and developments in the fields of counselling and education and their impact on the delivery counselling.
• To ensure that as a counsellor, they are properly and regularly supervised.
• To undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the head teacher.

• Professional body accreditation with a minimum of 2 years’ post qualification experience.
• Previous experience of working with children and in a school setting;
• Skilled in the use of methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management; understanding of the emotional, social and developmental issues facing children and young people.

• Knowledge of the Children’s Act and other legislation pertaining to children.
• Evidence of excellent written and verbal communication skills, with positive communication and active listening skills.

Skills and Abilities
• Ability to work independently.
• Positive communication and listening skills.
• Patience, tolerance and sensitivity.
• Enthusiasm Display patience, tolerance and sensitivity with a mature, non-judgemental outlook.

Continuing Professional Development
• Take responsibility for personal professional development, keeping up-to-date with research and developments which may lead to improvements in the counselling service provided.
• To arrange and deliver relevant training for staff as and when needs are identified.

Terms and Conditions
Start date: October 2021 or sooner – July 2022 – Fixed term pending renewal
Payment - £22,500 - £25,000 per year, pro-rated for the number of hours and weeks worked.

The working pattern is 5 hours per day over 3 days a week, term time only (15 hours PW, 36 weeks per year in total).

This is a service level agreement for above outlined services to be provided to Rainhill High School on a contractor basis; it is not a contract of employment and as such, Stephenson Multi Academy Trust take no responsibility for the tax or insurance arrangements of the successful contractor.

This service level agreement is a formal contract between the contractor and Stephenson MAT and is therefore governed by English Law.

Further details are at
Please return application forms to CVs will NOT be accepted for this

Closing date for applications: Monday 18th October 2021
Interviews: To be confirmed

Rainhill High School and Sixth Form is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people as well as promoting equality of opportunity and community cohesion where the diversity of different backgrounds and circumstances is appreciated and positively valued and expects all staff, volunteers and other workers to share in this commitment.
This post is subject to a Disclosing & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure Certificate

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1794 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number

About Rainhill High School

1-18 Mixed Comprehensive 1779 on roll

Rainhill High School is a co-educational secondary school and sixth form centre located in Rainhill, Merseyside, England.

The school converted to an academy under Rainhill Learning Village in March 2017. More recently, the school has become part of the Stephenson Trust.

The school is the official Liverpool F.C. Academy Education Centre in Merseyside for under-18 players to be educated. Notable former pupils from the academy include Raheem Sterling and Trent Alexander-Arnold. The school has recently partnered with FA FE to strengthen post-16 education for the players. FE FA is owned and run by Robbie Fowler, former Liverpool and England footballer.
In addition to Liverpool FC, it has formal partnerships with Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Liverpool John Moores University and University of Leeds.

Arranging a visit to Rainhill High School

Please contact the school number 01744 677205

School location

Warrington Road, Prescot, Merseyside, L35 6NY

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