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Wellspring Academy Trust 


Post Title: Therapeutic Counsellor

Department: Elements Primary School/Bramley Park Academy

Reporting to:   Executive Principal

Salary: 22.2 hours term time only. FTE £28,226 – £30,095/Actual  £14,209.62 – £15,150.52 – dependent upon experience and qualifications


Wellspring Academy Trust is a growing Multi-Academy Trust with twenty nine Academies  across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the Humber.  

The Trust is a not-for-profit charity that is committed to making a difference to the lives and  life chances of the young people and communities we serve. We do so through rigorous  attention to detail and through innovating to improve.  

Our schools are a healthy mix of mainstream, Special and Alternative Academies that serve  diverse communities. In addition to directly managing and maintaining schools, the Trust  also provides a range of extended services, including social care services for young adults,  staff development and training services and outreach behaviour and care support services  linked to our mission. 

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 a inclusive team
  • Have a commitment to supporting the work of education leaders and who are passionate about learning.

About the Role 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Counsellor to work at  Elements Primary school and Bramley Park Academy.  The focus of the role will be to offer small groups and  1:1 sessions to children and young people although dependent on the needs of the  individual schools this will also include a counselling offer for school staff. 


You will establish close working relationships with the schools and embed the  counselling offer within the school setting, working closely with the school leadership,  safeguarding and pastoral teams. You will have a good knowledge of the local  CAMHS system and other mental health services for children and young people. You  will provide self-help strategies to enable the children and young people to understand their mental health difficulty, monitoring and evaluating their progress  throughout the intervention. 

This is an exciting time to be part of a dynamic Multi Academy Trust. 

Wellspring Academy Trust recognises that it has a statutory and moral duty towards  safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and, if appropriate, vulnerable  adults who participate in any Trust activities and expects all staff to share this  commitment. An Enhanced DBS is required for this post. References will be taken up  prior to the interview. 

We are committed to equal opportunities and to promoting diversity. We want our  people to reflect the diversity of our communities, and we welcome applications from  people from all backgrounds, especially from under-represented groups, including  those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. 

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  records check from the country/countries you have resided in, if you are the  preferred candidate for the post. 

All applicants should complete the Equal Opportunities form. Please click link for  further details


Reporting to Executive Principal
Duration of Post Permanent
Hours / Weeks 22.2 hours, term time only
Salary FTE £28,226 – £30,095/Actual  £14,209.62 – £15,150.52
Start date ASAP
Closing date Friday 20th May 2022 – Noon
Shortlisting  Friday 20th May 2022
Interview date Wednesday 25th May 2022
Applications Completed applications should be returned by email to school.

Elements Primary School

Acre Mount



LS10 4WR

All applicants should complete the Equal Opportunities form. Please click link for  further details 

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