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* N.B. We aim to advertise vacancies that meet BAPT’s  recommended pay scales, however unfortunately not all posts advertised here will be so. 


Springwell Learning Community

Vacancy for:

Part Time Children and Young People’s Therapist (BAPT, BAAT, BADth, BACP registered)

Grade 10

Actual commencing salary £12,655 to £13,588

2 days per week, term time


Springwell Learning Community is looking to recruit an experienced, enthusiastic, creative and fully qualified Therapist to join our small therapy team.  The position would suit registered family therapists, creative therapists (art, drama, play) and/or practitioners with experience of dyadic/joint parent and child work.  The candidate will work on early intervention with primary aged children in a special school setting for two days a week.  As well as a post graduate therapeutic qualification the candidate will need to be BAPT, BAAT, BADth or BACP registered.  The Therapist should have two years post qualifying experience in an educational setting working with primary aged children. A qualification in Filial Therapy, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy or Theraplay would be advantageous. Experience of working with children and young people with developmental trauma is essential.

The successful candidate will be required to attend regular, funded clinical supervision with an affiliated body.

Duties: The post holder will provide a service for the special academy, which is for pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. The post holder will maintain confidentiality in dealing with children, their therapy care and make decisions within the frame work of safeguarding children guidelines. The post holder will be expected to communicate information to the academy child protection officer. The post holder must be efficient in end of therapy and intermediate report writing, case notes and professional keeping of records. The post holder must also be able to evaluate and monitor the children using a log which is filled in after sessions.

The post holder must recognise that the academy will need feedback and strategies to further support a child once the therapy has ended and reports will be accessible without compromising confidentiality.

Referrals: These will come through the teaching staff/management and be discussed at a therapy team meeting and also by the safeguarding team.

Deadline for applications: Monday 7th May 2018 at 5pm

To download an application pack please visit

Springwell Learning Community is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to complete a DBS form in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997.


Counsellors/Play Therapist/Creative Arts Therapists

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

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

We currently have vacancies as follows:

  • 1 day a week i.e. 7 hours on Friday at a sixth form college in Sidcup, Kent to commence ASAP.
  • 1 day a week i.e. 7 hours on Monday in a primary school in Harrow, Middlesex to commence after the Easter holidays.
  • 2 days a week i.e. 14 hours on Monday and Wednesday in a primary school in Harrow, Middlesex to commence ASAP.
  • 3 days per week i.e. 21 hours on Monday, Thursday and Friday at a secondary school in Harrow, Middlesex. This post is to cover maternity leave commencing May, 2018.

Successful applicants will:

  • Possess a qualification in Counselling, Play Therapy or a Creative Arts Therapy
  • Have at least one year’s post qualifying experience of working therapeutically with children/young people of similar ages to the pupils you are applying to work with (i.e. primary or secondary)
  • 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 posts are term-time but for each one day per week post an additional two days must be worked annually during the school holidays. Please state specifically on your application which post/s you are applying for.

Salary: £30,838 – £34,232 pro rata

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


Completed applications can be submitted to or

telephone 020 8969 5305 for any queries.

CLOSING DATE: 9.00am, Friday 23rd March, 2018

INTERVIEW DATE: Monday 16th April, 2018

ConnectEd is the delivery arm for the mental health services provided by the Catholic Children’s Society, a registered charity that supports disadvantaged children and families. 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




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.