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School Counsellor

37 hours per week, term time plus 5 days (39 weeks) paid 44.70

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the post of a full time School Counsellor at The Oxford Academy working term time plus 5 days. We are a Good school with Outstanding Leadership Management and Professional Development following our Ofsted inspection in 2016 and ranked in the top 0.2% of schools nationally and where behaviour in and around the school is positive.

The Oxford Academy is an inclusive school, where all are valued and thrive in a safe, caring and supportive environment. We welcome everyone to our diverse community and encourage friendly and mutually respectful relationships.

The Academy wishes to appoint a School Counsellor to deliver a safe and confidential counselling service to the students of The Oxford Academy.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and conscientious person to join our strong pastoral team to provide all of our students with an opportunity to talk in confidence about a range of issues they may be experiencing. Our students are from across the ability range and include those with social, emotional and behavioral needs.

The successful candidate will need:
• To hold a recognised counselling qualification to at least diploma level and with a minimum of two years’ duration as a member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy or NCS (National Counselling Society)
• Have previous experience of working within a school
• Demonstrates a clear understanding of child protection policy and procedures and commitment to safeguarding of children and young adults
• Demonstrates an understanding of working with children and young adults who require or would benefit from emotional and therapeutic support and experience of the school environment
• To be confident and a skilled professional with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• To be someone who has a genuine belief in promoting the core values of The Oxford Academy in all areas of work.

Please see job description and person specification further details.

Our pastoral team is highly supportive in an environment that values therapeutic approaches. Candidates will need to familiarise themselves with the area in which they will be working in.

Should you wish to discuss this exciting opportunity in more detail, please contact the Sally Elliott, Deputy Headteacher and DSL at Sally.Elliott@theoxfordacademy.org.uk

Application packs are available on the Oxford Academy website at: theoxfordacademy.org.uk

If you have any queries with regards to the application process please contact Ann O’Reilly, HR Manager at: ann.oreilly@theoxfordacademy.org.uk

Please submit your completed application forms to applications@theoxfordacademy.org.uk

Closing Date: midday Monday 11 march 2019

We regret that if you do not receive any correspondence by: Friday 15 March 2019 please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

To comply with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1998 (as amended by S147 of the Nationality and Immigration and Asylum Act 2002) all prospective employees will be required to supply evidence of eligibility to work in the UK.

The Oxford Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant for any position will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure via the DBS (disclosure and barring system) and appropriate Right to Work clearances.

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