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School Counselling Service Manager

School Counselling Service Manager

  • Location:

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Social Care & Housing, Senior Social Care Management

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  • Salary:

    Up to £32973.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Gemma Hannington

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

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TPP are delighted to be working with a charity that supports mental health in Schools. They are looking for a School counselling Service Manager to join the team.

The working hours are 4.5 days per week (31.5 hours) term-time only, plus nine days which must be worked during the school summer holiday.

£32,973 (Full Time Equivalent £42,349)

This charity work in over 80 schools providing professional therapeutic services for pupils with mental health needs.

They are looking for an experienced mental health professional or Social Worker who is passionate about supporting children's wellbeing. The Service Manager will line-manage a team of qualified and experienced counsellors/therapists working on-site in primary, secondary and special schools across London.


1. Be responsible for the effective management and delivery of high quality, professional counselling/therapy services operating on-site in schools.

2. Line-manage a team of qualified and experienced counsellors/therapists working in schools.

3.Set up services in new schools, including undertaking inductions with new staff and attending regular meetings at schools to ensure the service is successfully established and working effectively.

4.Undertake regular supervision meetings with staff, including reviewing their performance and supporting their continuing professional development (CPD).

5.Ensure school staff, and parents/carers (where appropriate), receive outstanding support from our counsellors/therapists helping them to develop strategies to support pupils struggling with mental health issues.

6.Ensure all counsellors/therapists access an appropriate amount of clinical supervision in-line with their professional requirements.

7.Ensure comprehensive monitoring information on therapeutic work is collected by staff and that detailed annual reports are produced for schools, funders and other stakeholders.

8.Ensure staff collect and share data in-line with our policies and procedures.

9.Be involved in the recruitment of new counsellors/therapists.

10.Provide advice/support on safeguarding issues for school counsellors/therapists and school staff, ensuring all safeguarding cases are logged, monitored, reviewed and followed up appropriately.

To be successful in this role you will need the following:

Counselling, therapy or social work qualification and full membership/accreditation with an appropriate professional body (e.g. BACP/UKCP/BAPT/HCPC).

At least five years' experience of working as a mental health professional and/or Social Worker.

Experience of working with or in schools, or similar experience which demonstrates a clear understanding of how to effectively engage with schools and school staff.

Experience of team/performance management and the ability to inspire staff to work to the highest professional standards.

Strong knowledge of safeguarding guidance/legislation and experience of practically applying this knowledge when dealing with safeguarding concerns.

Excellent interpersonal and networking skills.

A highly motivated self-starter with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Good written and oral communication skills.

Confident public speaker able to advocate for the importance of counselling/therapy at meetings with senior school staff and at networking events.

If you are interested in this role please get in contact ASAP