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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. 


Recruiting Play Therapists and Creative Arts Therapists

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

Successful applicants will receive an excellent package including generous pension provision, external clinical supervision, line-management and continuing professional development training.

We currently have vacancies for two and a half days per week split across schools based in Ealing and Brent.  All schools are walking distance to tube/rail stations.  Applicants are welcome to apply to work from half a day per week to 2.5 days per week.  Please state your preference on your application form.

Successful applicants will:

  • Possess a qualification in 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 (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 only.  For each one day per week post an additional two days must to be worked annually during the school holidays.

Salary: £31,455 to £34,917 pro rata

(Pro rata arrangement is based on 40 weeks a year and an annual leave payment. i.e. 38 weeks term time + 2 weeks in the holiday + 4.5 days annual leave entitlement that is paid into the salary as leave cannot be taken during the school year.)

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

Completed applications can be emailed to:

CLOSING DATE: Monday 20th August 2018, 9am

INTERVIEW DATE: Tuesday 28th August 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


Children and Young Peoples Therapist

18 hours per week potential additional hour’s dependant on funding

£28,000 pro rata

Location Broxtowe Borough, Nottinghamshire

Established in 2001, Broxtowe Women’s Project (BWP) is a support and advice service for women and children affected by domestic abuse, delivering its services in the Borough of Broxtowe in Nottinghamshire.

BWP has recently been awarded funding from Children in Need to develop a Children’s service. This post will enable BWP to offer vital support services for children affected by domestic abuse.

The post-holder will be committed to BWP’s mission and expected to work in line with BWP’s policies and in a sensitive, flexible and non-judgmental way to promote the empowerment of women and their children.

This is an exciting new area of work for BWP so the post-holder will be instrumental in the development and delivery of the children’s service.

The post-holder will need extensive experience of providing therapeutic support to children and young people.


Full driving licence and access to own transport is essential.


Closing date: 28th August 2018

Interview date: 6th September 2018


For an application pack, please download from our website –

or e-mail


  • It is BWP’s policy that applicants should have objective distance in their work and not have been service users of BWP or other domestic abuse services within the 12 months prior to the application.
  • This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
  • It is a Genuine Occupational Requirement for all applicants to be female (Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010 applies).


We do not accept CVs. No agencies please.

Registered Charity Number: 1125946; Registered Company Number: 6676509





 Play Therapist


With Kids is an early intervention charity who works with children and families in the East End of Glasgow, South West Edinburgh and West Lothian We are seeking a Play Therapist to join our team.


A Play Therapy qualification is preferred, although consideration will be given to applicants with training in other therapeutic disciplines. Considerable experience of working with young children (between the ages of 3 and 8) is essential for this post.


The hours of work are 35 hours per week and the successful applicant will be based in Glasgow although may from time to time work in other locations.


For more information on With Kids please visit our website at:


To apply for this post please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to:

Tricia Hughes

Founding Director

With Kids

15 Annfield Place


G31 2XE


Closing Date: Wednesday 11th July 2018 at 5pm. Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 17th July 2018.






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.