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School Counsellor / Cognitive Behavioural Therapist 

Salary: Highly competitive

Part time • Permanent • 30 hours per week during term time (approximately 33 weeks per year)

The role: The School Counsellor works with the School Psychologist and the School doctor to deliver counselling sessions; focusing on helping the boys to be healthy, monitoring long-term conditions and supporting the delivery of School policies. He/she will provide assessment, support, guidance and advice to boys, parents and the School’s Senior Management Team.

The skills: You will have a Post-graduate Diploma or Masters-level qualification in Counselling or Psychotherapy, and an accreditation from a recognised CBT or counselling professional body. The role will enable you to demonstrate your understanding of the developmental, emotional, social and educational issues affecting young people from diverse backgrounds. You will pride yourself on your ability to prioritise a busy workload, make sound clinical decisions and build genuine long-term relationships through everyday interactions in order to drive up service standards, whilst enjoying being part of the life of our vibrant and historic School.

The environment: Harrow School is situated within a beautiful site in Harrow on the Hill, north west London, and is one of the best-known schools in the world, with around 835 boys studying at Harrow. The Medical Centre team provides a full-time comprehensive healthcare service for the boys and employees of the School. A consultant in child and adolescent psychiatry attends each week to consult with the Medical Centre staff on the emotional and psychological aspects of the boys’ care, as well as providing a direct service to the boys and their families. The Medical Centre provides facilities for the School Counsellor to hold confidential open-access sessions for boys.

The benefits include:

  • Free lunch when working 8-hour days.
  • Free parking.
  • Automatic enrolment in the School’s pension scheme.
  • Use of the School’s sports facilities such as the swimming pool, gym, and running track.
  • Subsidised membership of the tennis, golf, angling and social clubs.

For a detailed job description and application form visit our website: www.harrowschool.org.uk/contact/work-at-harrow

For any questions email the HR department at recruitment@harrowschool.org.uk

Closing date: Wednesday 31 August 2022

Applications will be processed as they are received so early application is recommended.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are values that are important to us at Harrow. We believe in diversity of thought and actively welcome anyone regardless of their background to bring their valuable and relevant skills to our community.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All successful applicants must be willing to undergo enhanced child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with any past employer and the Disclosure and Barring Service, and it is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

No member of staff will be able to start until these checks are complete and this process takes, on average, a month. Please plan accordingly.


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