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Bereavement and Trauma Counsellor

Start date - ASAP

SR2 (12—17)  £16,685—£18,421 (actual)

32.5 hours per week /  39 weeks per year

Closing date: Friday 5th March, midday

The Duston School is looking to appoint a School Counsellor specialising in trauma and bereavement.

This is an exciting opportunity to help deliver a counselling service to students in the school setting. You will provide a high quality counselling service to students experiencing  a wide range of emotional and wellbeing concerns, focusing primarily on trauma and bereavement but also working at the forefront of the service.

Applicants must be qualified counsellors/ therapists and be BACP Registered or Accredited or HPC or UKCP Registered/Accredited, and experienced in counselling young people aged 11-16 ideally within an educational setting..


The school offers competitive working conditions and packages, including:

  • Westfield Healthcare Plan
  • Free on-site parking
  • A strong school culture
  • A centralised approach to student care and detentions
  • A sensible approach to emails, with no work emails sent at weekends
  • A strong stance on staff CPD, with a real focus on staff subject knowledge
  • Membership of the LGPS pension scheme


Please complete an application form (we do not accept a CV alone) along with a letter of application to the Principal. Please email the application form and letter to:

If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been  unsuccessful on this occasion. 

The Duston School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow  safer recruitment practice and all appointments are subject to satisfactory DBS checks. In addition references will be requested for short listed applicants prior to interview and will form part of the interview process.

Please apply here if you are interested in this role