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Date Added: Fri 12/02/2021

Counselling Assistant

Didsbury, UK
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Job Type: Temporary

Salary: £9.5 - £10.5 / hourly

We are currently recruiting for mentors with a counselling background,  to work in schools in the North  Manchester area on a casual basis. This is in response to the growing demand for support due to the covid-19 outbreak and the need for specialist intervention and support for young people facing challenges adapting back into the school environment. The schools range from alternative provisions, to specialist schools catering for children with a variety of needs ranging from PMLD, SEMH to Behavioural needs. You will be expected to work with a variety of ability and age levels providing both emotional support and academic support. If you have recently graduated with a Psychology or counselling degree, and have a passion for working with young people with SEMH and behavioural needs in an educational setting, please apply on the details below.

Please be aware that all applicants will be subject to background checks and will need a current DBS certificate (update service registered). Teaching Personnel can support your application should this be required.

Working hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30am-3.30pm approximately, but you may be offered additional duties and responsibilities outside of these hours.

Schools require on and off support throughout the year depending on student intake and staffing needs, so there is always opportunity for contract extension and permanent roles for staff who are a great asset to the school.

The candidate          

The ideal candidate will have an outgoing and resilient personality, and be able to work on their own initiative in regards to ensuring that health and safety procedures are met, and the welfare of the children. You will ideally have experience of working in an SEN setting, but applications will be judged on an individual basis. Knowledge of de-escalation strategies and team teach/ moving and handling training is desirable, but not essential as we can provide training through our CPD academy.

What we can provide

Teaching Personnel are education specialists with 23 years experience in the field. You will be provided with your own specialist consultant who will take care of your needs and advise you through the clearing and work process. You will have access to free safeguarding training and an online diary so you can manage your work times more efficiently. You will also have access to our CPD Academy, in which you will be able to attend training courses in order to aid your personal development in your career.

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