• Location: Canolfan Rheidol, Aberystwyth,
  • Subject:
  • Hours: Part time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £30,000.00 - £35,000.00
  • Language: Welsh
  • Closing Date: 14 February, 2024 12:00 AM

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2 x School Counsellor

2 x School Counsellor

Ceredigion County Council
About the role
This is post has arisen due to Ceredigion County Councils restructuring and introduction of a Through age model.

We have now brought the counselling services in-house and as part of that process we are seeking to appoint a qualified school based counsellor to provide a counselling service primarily in a secondary school setting, but also including cluster primary schools from Year 6. In addition, provide a counselling service to school based students on an individual casework basis through a confidential appointments system, drop-in service and on-line counselling as required.

We welcome applications from those who hold a Professional Diploma in Counselling and are accredited/registered with the BACP or UKCP or equivalent to commence immediately subject to interview and D.B.S. check.

You will join the team at an exciting time as we move forward in managing the counselling service in house. We have a friendly, lively and innovative Educational Psychologist and School Based Counselling Team who are committed to assisting the LEA in the achievement of increased inclusion and raising educational standards. Committed to the concept of inclusive education, you will have an understanding of the challenges facing education with increased needs relating to mental health and wellbeing and be a passionate supporter of high expectations and achievement for all pupils.

By joining us you will access:
  • An appropriate induction period
  • Quality, dedicated administrative and IT support
  • Family friendly flexible working arrangements
  • Monthly supervision in accordance with BACP code of practice
  • Attendance of team meetings and peer supervision
  • Access to the council's superannuation pension scheme
  • Access opportunities for further training and development
Ceredigion is a beautiful rural area in West Wales providing easy access to the Coastal paths and many scenic walks. It is also an area that is rich in culture and where the National Library of Wales is based along with Art centre.

As a Local Authority, we are committed to delivering improved safety and well-being outcomes for children, individuals and families and, in order to achieve that goal, we need to be confident that our workforce development, assessment and care planning are informed by evidence of innovative and best practice. Ceredigion will deliver sustainable and quality services using co-productive and collaborative methods with a clear focus on what matters to people's safety and well-being. We are committed to working with children, individuals and families and with our partner agencies across all sectors so as to make a positive difference to people's lives. The Signs of Safety Practice Framework will underpin all aspects of service delivery across the corporate organisation. This will ensure that there is greater consistency and transparency in what individuals and families can expect from us across the continuum of need. The Signs of Safety Framework ensures there is emphasis on building individual, family and community strengths and robust assessment to identify clear goals, which will enable the organisation to deliver the right help at the right time to people in Ceredigion.

Job Description and Person Specification

Get in touch

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Meriel Evans - Business Manager at

Note: We reserve the right to extend the application closing date.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and adults at risk. As part of this commitment, certain roles within our organisation require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to assess the suitability of candidates. This role will require an Enhanced DBS check. Please note that the presence of previous convictions will not necessarily disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. We assess each applicant on a case-by-case basis, and take into account the nature and relevance of any convictions in relation to the responsibilities of the role. Our goal is to create an inclusive and supportive work environment where all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. If you have any concerns or questions regarding this process, please feel free to contact us for clarification. Your privacy and dignity are of utmost importance to us throughout the recruitment process.

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Schools and Culture
We offer appropriate challenge and support to our schools, to help them deliver first class education to all pupils, across the age and ability range. Our primary functions are as follows:
  • School Improvement: Leadership; Support and Challenge, Teaching and Learning; Digital Literacy; Literacy and Numeracy; Welsh in Education
  • Additional Learning Needs: Provision for pupils with Additional Learning Needs, Inclusion; Attendance; Educational Psychology
  • Pupil Wellbeing:Counselling; Welfare; Anti-Bullying, Pupil Voice
  • Education Governance: Data ; Governor Support, Policy support
  • School Admissions
  • Culture: Music Service; Cered; Felinfach Theatre; Museum
  • Infrastructure and Resources: Planning School Places; Modernisation and Twenty First Century Schools Programme; Buildings; Grants
  • Catering: Day Centres; Primary Schools; Residential homes.
  • Childcare Unit: Childcare Sufficiency Assessment; Childcare & Play Grant; Childcare Offer; Out of School (After School Clubs and Holiday Playschemes); Day Nursery, Cylch/Playgroup & Childminder business support and staff training
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