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ADAS – West Essex Alcohol & Drugs Advisory Service


Child Play Therapist

118-124 The Stow, Harlow, Essex CM20 3AS

ADAS is recruiting for a two-day a week Child Play Therapist!

As a Child Play Therapist, you will provide assessment and therapeutic services to children that are affected by parental substance misuse. You will be working in an outcomes focused way and working with parents/ carers and other professionals to improve the overall care and well-being of children. You will need to have at least 100 hours of clinical practice and experience of working with children at risk. This is a part-time position, on a two year contract.

  • Salary: £11,200 (£28,000 full time equivalent)
  • 15 hours per week
  • Contract: two year fixed term contract
  • All applicants must be BAPT full members and have completed a BAPT accredited course
  • Our work with children is open ended
  • New recruit will receive training in Filial therapy
  • Harlow is a 30minute train journey from Liverpool Street and 20minutes from Tottenham Hale

You will need to send your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to

  • The deadline for applications is Friday 21st April 2017
  • Interviews will take place on Thursday 27th April 2017

What we do – ADAS has been successful over many years in supporting many thousands of people across Harlow and West Essex to tackle their alcohol misuse and empowering them to make important changes in their lives. We run a range of services, including counselling, support work and a variety of different groups. We also provide support for family members through couple’s therapy and child play therapy services.

Contact name: Gareth Clement

Contact telephone number: 01279 641 347

Contact email address:




PACT, a voluntary adoption agency, has been at the forefront of adoption services for over 60 years. With our outstanding rating with Ofsted we work with a high degree of flexibility and innovation and work with a range of adopters from all backgrounds, including those from black and minority ethnic heritage and the LGBT community.

Our Family and Children Therapeutic Support (FACTS) service provides therapeutic and clinical assessment and therapeutic support services tailored to meet the needs of individual children, young adults and families.

We are looking for self-employed therapists and clinical psychologists from across the south east (particularly Berkshire, Hampshire, London, Buckinghamshire, Brighton and Oxford) to work with looked after children and their families.

In particular we are looking for: play, art, drama, music and movement therapists; family therapists; child and adolescent psychotherapists; occupational therapists including sensory integration, and clinical and educational psychologists.  We value therapeutic training including DDP, Theraplay, therapeutic lifestory and filial therapy.

It is essential that you have experience in working with trauma, loss and attachment. Experience of working with looked after children is desirable.   Referrals will include assessing the therapeutic needs of children and families and undertaking therapeutic intervention.

Pay is on an hourly rate depending on experience and travel expenses are also paid.  Caseloads are flexible and can be arranged to fit around other commitments.

Interested in becoming a FACTS Associate? To apply please see PACT’s career page: http:/ for further information and application form.  If you have any further questions please mail: or telephone Sam Ward (Recruitment and Volunteering Manager) on 0118 402 1706.

 Closing date:              8.00am Friday 24th March 2017

Interview date:           Monday 10th April 2017

PACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults therefore please note our recruitment procedure includes DBS checks.

No agencies please




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.