School Counselling Service Co ordinator, 427.42 - WEL04064

West Lothian Council

  • Location: Livingston
  • £30,107 to £34,349 per annum, Band G
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: WEL04064


Fixed Term until 31 August 2021

The closing date for this post is provisionally set at 1 March 2020. West Lothian Council reserve the right to close this post early depending on applicant response levels

(Information for Internal Staff - Secondment opportunities must be discussed with your current line manager prior to submitting an application for this post).

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new School Counselling Service Co-ordinator towork with Education Services to support the implementation and evaluation of school counselling services within West Lothian schools.

The postholder will be located within the Educational Psychology Service and will work jointly with a range of partners to support the establishment and evaluation of school counselling services across all schools.

The key duties of this post are:

To liaise with local providers of school counselling services to ensure the provision of a high quality counselling or therapeutic service that will meet the needs of a range of identified individual children and young people (aged 10 years and up) in schools. Oversee the tendering process associated with the introduction, establishment and development of the school counselling service To work with identified colleagues in schools to support the embedding of a school counselling service across schools. Provide regular implementation and impact reports for senior managers within the Education Service and to Scottish Government as required. Ensure that the school counselling service is linked to existing frameworks and interventions to support positive mental health and wellbeing in schools and the local community. Ensure effective evaluation data is collected and used to inform future development of the initiative.

The skills and experience you must have:

Understanding of the issues affecting the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people and the most effective strategies for support Ability to review and maintain a quality assurance system within a team and collect, organise and analyse robust data linked to the self-improvement cycle Highly developed communication / interpersonal skills Ability to work well as part of a team Effective organisational and project management skills Experience of leading and managing a significant initiative / project BACP recognised diploma or equivalent Basic IT literacy skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint)

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by West Lothian Council.


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