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British Association of Play Therapists


* N.B. Not all posts advertised here will be in line with BAPT’s recommended pay scales 

               Recruiting Counsellors/Play Therapists/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 individuals with a qualification in Counselling, 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.

We currently have vacancies for counsellors/therapists to work:

  • Two days per week at a primary school
  • Three days per week at a secondary school

The schools are both located in Kensington and Chelsea and are walking distance from Ladbroke Grove tube station.

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 only.  For each one day per week post an additional three days must 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:

CLOSING DATE: Monday 31st July 2017, 9am

INTERVIEW DATE: Thursday 3rd August 2017

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


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.