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Counsellor/Play Therapist/Creative Arts Therapist Job Vacancy

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join ConnectEd, one of the largest providers of counselling and therapy services to schools in London. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated individual with a qualification in Counselling, Play Therapy or a Creative Arts Therapy.

The successful applicant will receive an excellent package including generous pension provision, external clinical supervision, line-management and CPD.

Currently we have a vacancy to work two days per week at a primary school in Pinner, Harrow. The school is a short walk from Pinner tube station (Metropolitan line).

The successful applicant will:

• Possess a qualification in Counselling, Play Therapy or a Creative Arts Therapy
• Have at least one year’s post qualifying experience of working with primary aged children in a therapeutic capacity
• Have a good understanding of working in an educational setting
• Be willing to deliver both individual and group work
• Hold membership of an appropriate professional body (BACP, BAPT, BADth, BAAT etc.)
• Where applicable to your qualification/training, be HCPC registered or professionally accredited (or actively working towards accreditation).

The post is term-time only, with an additional six days to be worked annually during the school holidays.

Salary: £30,838 – £34,232 pro rata

A full job description and application form can be found here:

Completed applications can be emailed to:

Previous applicants need not apply.

CLOSING DATE: Thursday 23rd February 2017, 9am
INTERVIEW DATE: Wednesday 1st March 2017

ConnectEd is the delivery arm for the mental health services provided by the Catholic Children’s Society (CCS), a registered charity that supports disadvantaged children and families regardless of their faith or background. Currently we deliver counselling and therapy on-site in over 70 schools (both Catholic and non-Catholic). We are an inclusive employer and there is no requirement for applicants to be Catholic. For more information about our mental health services please visit

CCS is committed to safe recruitment and the post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Charity No. 210920

J Beetham

Child in Mind Ltd

Vacancy: Play Therapist

Location: Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire, and Greater Manchester

Hours: Sessional basis

Rate: £47.50 per hour

We are currently looking to recruit qualified and experienced play therapists to work on a freelance basis in our school-based play therapy service. If you would like to join our wonderful team of committed play therapists working in schools throughout the northwest we would like to hear from you.

The ideal candidate will have completed further training in Filial Therapy and will have a sound working knowledge of attachment, trauma, and interpersonal neurobiology. You will be an experienced play therapist, with a minimum of 500 post qualification, supervised play therapy hours. You will be a registered member of either BAPT or BACP.

To request an application form please email:

For an informal discussion contact Katy on 07828 020659



About Children Ltd

Vacancy – Play Therapist
Based at About Children premises, Kendal, Cumbria
2 days per week, one to be a Friday
Self-employed, sessional basis

About Children is a small company providing therapeutic services to children and their families who have suffered from trauma or abuse. Children come from a residential setting or through adoption support.
Post Details:
We are seeking experienced Play Therapists to join our team to offer support to children, young people and their families.
The key responsibilities in this post are as follows:
• To undertake assessments and play therapy with children and young people
• To attend clinical supervision as provided by About Children
• To attend meetings / reviews as and when required
• To keep detailed case notes
• To provide periodic reports on therapy progress to relevant involved professionals and parents
• To be aware of responsibilities with regard to safeguarding

As the successful candidate you will:
• Be a qualified and experienced Play Therapist registered with full BAPT membership
• Have experience of working with children or young people who have suffered trauma or abuse.
• Be able to offer flexibility when needed

The post is subject to DBS clearance.

To apply or for more information, please send your CV to or contact Lesley Ritchie on 01539 724326




Place2Be is the leading provider of integrated therapeutic and emotional support in schools, reaching children aged 4 -14.

Place2Be champion early intervention and offers swift access to counselling and other services which tackle the complex social issues that result in educational disadvantage and unhealthy life choices. We passionately believe in helping children cope, so that they can begin to thrive and achieve at school and enter adulthood with a sense of hope.


Making a lifetime of difference to children in Schools.


Place2Be Volunteer Counsellors

Nationwide – UK

If you are a qualified or trainee counsellor, or clinical psychologist and would like to work therapeutically with children, this is a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills in a primary

or secondary school setting, with on-site supervision. Placements are generally half or one day per week, for one academic year, term time only.


To apply, visit or contact the Volunteer Recruitment Team on 020 7923 5533 or


Place2Be is committed to equal opportunities and anti-discrimination practices and we positively encourage applications from all sections of the community. All successful applicants will be asked to undertake an Enhanced

Disclosure from the DBS.





Working in Crawley, Worthing or Chichester

Life Centre – supporting survivors of rape and sexual abuse

Self employed contract
£27.00 per client counselling session

Life Centre is a Reg Charity (No 1127779) with a Christian foundation providing specialist therapeutic services to survivors of sexual violation: We are looking for qualified and experienced therapists competent to work with children and young people who have experienced rape or sexual abuse. Successful candidates will need to be either a qualified Play Therapist, Arts Therapist or Counsellor qualified to work with children and young people. Successful applicants must demonstrate a knowledge of safe trauma therapy. This post will be allocated to work at either Lifecentre, Chichester; Lifecentre, Worthing or the Saturn Centre in Crawley hospital. The therapist will be required to provide weekly one-to-one sessions of one hour’s duration, with a minimum of 5 & a max of 12 client sessions per week. Supervision is provided.

It is a genuine occupational requirement of this post that applicants are female and can align with the Christian ethos of the charity. This post is exempt under Schedule 9 pt 1 of the Equality Act 2010 and subject to an enhanced DBS check. Lifecentre is an equal opportunities employer.

For an Application Pack email:
For further info ring 01243 786349.
Lifecentre is in a position of ongoing recruitment so there is no closing date for applications.