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Parent Counsellor

08 Oct 2019   |   MindSpace   |   £28,871 to £30,016


Salary £28,871 to £30,016
Work Commitment Full time, 52 weeks per year
Academy MindSpace
Region Barnsley
Reporting to Director of Mindspace
Start Date ASAP
Closing Date 19th November 2019, at 9am
Interview Date 22nd November 2019

Wellspring Academy Trust is a growing Multi-Academy Trust with 23 Academies and five Free Schools. We are committed to making a difference to the lives and life chances of the young people and the communities we serve.

We are an education charity with Academies in the Primary, Secondary, Special and Alternative Education sectors, working with students with challenging behaviour and Social Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH). As such, we work with some of the most challenging young people in the system.

As the Trust continues to grow our roles offer pathways for ambitious and dynamic individuals who are determined to make a difference. We value our people; collegial working at all levels is central to our culture. High quality induction training and ongoing professional development support are guaranteed. There will be a broad range of opportunities for you to realise your professional vision and ambitions within the Trust.

We are interested in hearing from people who:

  • Are self-motivated, customer-focused and organised.
  • Enjoy working as part of an inclusive team.
  • Have a commitment to supporting the work of education leaders and who are passionate about learning.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Parent Counsellor to be part of the MindSpace team. The main focus of the role will be to offer 1:1 interventions to parents/carers of young people attending Barnsley mainstream secondary schools.

This is an excellent opportunity if you are a qualified BACP registered Counsellor to develop your clinical practice. The successful applicant will have completed a recognised professional qualification in Humanistic Integrative Counselling to a minimum of Level 4 Diploma and have a minimum of 250 hours of supervised practice post qualification, including supervisory experience. Have a background of working with vulnerable families and a working knowledge of the early help parenting programme.

The post is temporary until April 2020 due to funding with a view to extending the post past April 2020.

This is an exciting time to be part of a dynamic, forward thinking early intervention team. If you have any queries regarding this role, please contact Michelle Sault (Director of Mindspace) on 01226 720752.

All applicants need to complete the attached Equal Opportunities form. Please click link for further details


JD & PS Parent Counsellor

Application Form

How to apply

Completed applications forms are to be sent to Eleanor Boast at or post to Eleanor Boast, Wellspring Academy Trust, Digital Media Centre, County Way, Barnsley, S70 2JW

Disclosure & Barring Service

Wellspring Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. All posts are offered subject to enhanced DBS checks. References will be taken up prior to interview.

If you are currently living overseas or have lived / worked overseas in the last five years please be aware that you will be required to provide an overseas criminal record check from the country/countries you have resided in, if you are the preferred candidate for the post.

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