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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. 


YD final logo_straplineYellow Door are recruiting to their Therapeutic Services Team

 The positive impact of Yellow Door’s multi-faceted work has been independently evidenced in a recent national research project and identified as best practice in a European Parliament report. Would you like to be part of an innovative, friendly and dynamic team committed to making a real difference?

For all roles we are seeking flexible and highly motivated practitioners who share our values and passion for delivering the best services we can to those at risk from or impacted by sexual or domestic abuse.

Each post will assist us in delivering high quality individual, group and/or family therapeutic interventions as required. You will need a recognised counselling or psychological therapies qualification as well as experience relevant to the requirements of that role.


The hours stated below are the number available for each post; however we are also open to part-time applications.

Young People’s Counsellor (Out of School Hours)

30 hours per week

 Under 11’s Therapeutic Practitioner (e.g. counsellor/art therapist/play therapist)  

35 hours per week

 6 month fixed term contract renewable subject to funding

Adult Counsellor

35 hours per week

 All posts £22,396- £27,631 pro rata

(Starting salary dependent on qualifications and experience)

 Closing Date: 28th September 2017 @ 9am

Yellow Door works across Southampton, Hampshire and Isle of Wight but is based near central Southampton with free staff parking and opportunities for professional development. Working hours negotiable but some early evening hours required. We are an equal opportunities employer and operate a TOIL system to support flexible working.

To download an application pack please visit our website or contact us via telephone 02380 636312 or email at to request an informal discussion and find out more.




Play Therapist

Brighton & Hove

15 hours per week

Fixed term contract until 31 May 2020

£29,589 per annum, pro-rated

 As part of the Brighton & Hove Community Wellbeing Service, we are recruiting a Play Therapist, to provide play therapy interventions with young people aged 4-16 years.

The role represents the operational face of the service in community settings, and the post holder will be required to work with the CWS Project Manager to support children / young people accessing provision within the emotional well-being and mental health pathways.

You will be required to support the signposting/referral of vulnerable young people to other services including CAMHS, AMHS, GP, School Counselling, Social Care, Early Help and MASH where appropriate.

You must have a post graduate level qualification,  BAPT Membership or PTUK Registration, and training in play therapy interventions.

For more information please contact Becky Bonham-Carter on 07584686740

YMCA DownsLink Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

 Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 26th September 2017 at 9am

 Interviews date: To be confirmed

 Please note that we do not accept CVs.

To apply, please download an Application Pack and an Application Form from YMCA DownsLink Group,, or email or contact the Human Resources Department at 47 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2BE, tel. 01273 222595.





About Children Ltd

Vacancy – Play Therapist
Based at About Children premises, Kendal, Cumbria
3 days per week
Self-employed, sessional basis – will also consider an employed part time permanent position

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


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Job Title: MODULE LEADER – Clinical Skills, Process and Practice.

Location: With Kids Offices, Glasgow.
Occasional travel to Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh may be required.

Fee: Circa £8750

Job description:
10.5 hours per week; 39 weeks

Contract Basis

Role/Subject Specific Information
This is a fantastic opportunity to come on board the recently established MSc in Play Therapy run by With Kids, Glasgow in collaboration with Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.
The Module Leader will contribute to the development, planning, review and delivery of learning and teaching as part of the MSc in Play Therapy programme team.

We are looking for an experienced and knowledgeable Module Leader who is passionate about Play Therapy, and skilled at sharing their knowledge and experience.

The course is accredited by the British Association of Play Therapists, and is taught on a part-time basis, over a 3 year period, running each Tuesday during university semesters.

The Play Therapy Masters is about to embark on the second year of training and will take in a new cohort of trainees in September. It is expected that the successful candidate will contribute to the development of the taught element for the second year students as well as the overall development and progression of this successful course. The academic staff are developing a dynamic and innovative approach to learning, teaching, and knowledge exchange.

Application closing date: Monday 17th July
Interviews: Thursday 27th July

For an application form please contact:

To discuss the position further please contact:
Tricia Hughes on 0141 557 5770



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Faculty of Life Sciences & Education

Lecturer in Play Therapy (0.5 FTE)

Ref: U008072

Grade F, *£33,943 – £39,324 pro rata

*appointment will be made to the minimum of the scale

Permanent Contract


This is an exciting opportunity to become part of an evolving therapy workforce at USW. We are seeking a play therapist ideally with teaching experience to join the department of Therapeutic Studies and contribute to the teaching of Play Therapy. The MSc in Play Therapy benefits from BAPT accreditation and from the opportunity to practice on placement in clinic facilities housed within the Therapeutic Studies area of the School of Psychology and Therapeutic Studies. It is based at City campus in Newport alongside most of the other psychotherapeutic courses in our portfolio.


We are looking for an experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic Lecturer to join our dedicated team at the forefront of this exciting stage in our development.


The successful applicant will be an experienced Play Therapist with experience in the field. He/she will have a commitment to excellence in learning, teaching and professional practice and will have experience of teaching or training, preferably in Higher Education. An ability to also contribute to any other courses in our portfolio would be advantageous.


This position is based at Newport City Campus of the University of South Wales.

The terms and conditions of the post (including grade and salary) will be those of the University of South Wales.

CLOSING DATE: 20th July 2017

To apply please follow this link –  Application and further details






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.