School Counsellor (Maternity Cover)

We seek to appoint a

School Counsellor (Maternity Cover)

Full-time, Term-time only (39 weeks)

From June 2021

Salary £40,829 - £45,812 (Level 8) pro-rota)

Ditton Park Academy is an exciting new free school which opened in 2014.  Since this time we have grown as both a staff and student body, moved into our brand new £19 million Academy site, achieving our first set of fantastic GCSE results and then opening our brand new Sixth Form in September 2019.

Ditton Park Academy is the first school opened by The SASH Education Trust (Slough Association for Secondary Headteachers) and we benefit enormously from the support and collaboration of the 13 secondary Head Teachers in Slough.  Another SASH school (Grove Academy) opened in September 2017 as an all through school for 3-18 year olds.  We are now formally part of a Multi Academy Trust.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated School Counsellor to join our team, working with the school community to support our families.  We believe this is a fantastic opportunity for any member of support staff!

We are oversubscribed in all year groups and are exceptionally proud of the unique and warm environment created by all stakeholders at the Academy, something of which we are constantly reminded by the numerous external guests that visit the Academy.  We encourage all potential candidates to come and visit us, for an informal meeting/tour, if they are considering making an application.

The successful candidate will:
• be committed to the well-being of children, families and staff
• be a strong team player who is flexible and adaptable
• have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
• use their initiative and be self-motivated be committed to safe guarding the needs of    all
• be able to motivate and inspire
• have a Diploma in Counselling

Come and join the dedicated, committed staff in our friendly school to make a real difference to the lives of our children!

Closing Date: Friday 23rd April 2021 at 10am

Interviews: w/b 26th April 2021

Job and Person Specification
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SASH Education Trust Vision 
SASH Education Trust Mission Statement

Ditton Park Academy is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.