12 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: 26 Hours Per Week

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

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

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.

What the school offers its staff

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

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

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About The Golden Thread Alliance

Multi-academy trust

The Golden Thread Alliance is a Multi-Academy Trust that comprises of nine schools. Each Primary has its own unique character, but all subscribe to The Golden Thread values of Respect, Responsibility, Equality, Courage, Integrity, Ambition and Kindness.

Arranging a visit to The Golden Thread Alliance

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email stacy.wickes@golden-thread.org.

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