School Counsellor

Wycombe High School, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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Job details

Job role Teacher, Leadership, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern Part-time only
Salary £22,244 to £26,218

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint someone with recent experience of working as a counsellor for children/young people aged 11-18.

Knowledge or experience of working in an educational environment would be desirable, but is not essential. The successful candidate will provide a caring and supportive environment, where concerns can be explored safely. This will involve working with a diverse range of issues including bereavement and loss, transition, anxiety and depression, eating disorders, self-harm, anger management, bullying and abuse.

S/he will employ and develop therapeutic interventions to support and empower students, encouraging confidencei, ndependence, reflection and resilience.

The successful candidate will securely store and maintain appropriate case records, and will provide information / reports as requested to enable the service to be reviewed and evaluated.

S/he will work safely and ethically as part of a team, and will manage disclosures and safeguarding issues appropriately to ensure students’ wellbeing and safety.

The successful candidate will work within, and adhere to, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework, or equivalent organisation, and will attend monthly clinical supervision in line with organisational requirements

In return we offer the opportunity to work in a friendly, vibrant, outstanding school.

Employee benefits

Term time only, plus Inset Days
Staff wellbeing programme
CPD
Job training

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1308 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Wycombe High School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email hr@whs.bucks.sch.uk

About Wycombe High School

Wycombe High School is a girls’ selective state academy school with 1304 students on roll, of whom around 400 are in the Sixth Form. Each year 192 girls are admitted into Year 7. All students are assigned to a vertical tutor group consisting of about 21 students; usually three students from each year. group There are six houses with 10 tutor groups in each house. Our school is part of the Wycombe High School Academies Trust.

The school has educated girls of High Wycombe for over a hundred years and is very highly regarded in the local and wider community. There is a strong and shared sense of community and collective pride, built on core values. Parental support is strong. We have excellent links with other local schools, colleges and universities. We have a knowledgeable and supportive Governing Body fully involved with all aspects of school life, and an enthusiastic and active Parents and Friends Association.

Our staff are professional, forward-looking and committed to extending the horizons of our students, encouraging them to aim high, to take on leadership roles and to become independent learners. We have an ambitious development plan, with a focus on improving the quality of teaching and learning, both within and beyond the classroom.

We are a National Support School, a Teaching School and one of 35 Mathematics Hubs nationally. We are delighted to have been designated as a National Mathematics and Physics SCITT in 2017 and have strong community partnerships. We have invested substantially in IT systems and training. We also have an outstanding reputation for the performing and visual arts. Numerous educational visits take place each year and for every age group, at home and abroad.

Our school motto summarises our ethos and sense of community. All those who study, work at, or send their children to our school are part of this community and are role models for our ethos.

Look beyond the traditional grammar school.

Look beyond league tables and exam results.

Look beyond stereotypes and conventions.

Look beyond a world where futures are fixed.

At Wycombe High, we look beyond.

All those who study, work or send their children to our school are part of the Wycombe High School Family and are ambassadors for our vision, mission, values and Wycombe High School characteristics.

Vision

Wycombe High School is a school where students relish challenge, chase excellence and inspire those around them at every stage of their lives

Mission We build an ambitious and compassionate community of people who contribute eagerly to school life. We provide opportunities which propel our students out of their comfort zone, whilst supporting them at every stage and guiding them towards diverse futures

Values

Infectious Joy

School days should be “the best days of your life”. We create a joyful environment where each girl can experience the thrill of success, seek opportunities that make her smile and develop long-lasting friendships.

Limitless Ambition

We reject the notion that there is anything in the world that a girl ‘cannot’ do or ‘should not’ strive for. We galvanize every girl to be boldly brilliant in whatever she wishes to achieve, pushing her limits without fearing failure.

Insatiable CuriosityFor us, learning is a process which extends beyond your time at school; it’s a lifelong passion. We aim to uncover an innate intrigue and thirst for discovery in our girls, whatever their chosen subject(s) might be. We prepare our girls to think big and think globally.

Generous Spirit

We champion a collective and collaborative spirit. We provide an unbreakable support network, sharing in our girls’ successes and enabling them to bounce back from times of difficulty.

School location

Marlow Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1TB