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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. 

Hargate Primary School

Hargate Primary School is situated in the heart of West Bromwich.  We are proud to serve our community.   

We are a 2 form entry primary school with 3 Focus Provisions for Hearing Impairments and SEMH provisions for KS1 and KS2.  Our provisions serve children from across Sandwell. 

SEMH is crucial in our school to support our children and community and help them to flourish.  We are currently looking for an inspiring and creative Play Therapist to continue this work and join our SEMH team.  We are looking for an experienced Play Therapist who: 

  • Is confident in supporting children and managing a case load of therapeutic clients, 1:1 and group sessions 
  • Is confident in supporting parents and teaching staff 
  • Can deliver workshops to staff and our community 
  • Will provide whole school activities to link into key themes regarding children’s mental health 
  • Work with our staff to support children and our community 
  • Can laugh at themselves, work hard, acknowledge their own vulnerabilities, ask for help and wants to improve- Always! 

The post holder will also support other schools in Sandwell for up to 2 days per week. 

The role is Full time.  

Visits are welcome by appointment only outside school hours please contact the school office on  

0121 553 4178 

Closing Date: Thursday 1 October 2020 

Shortlisting: Monday 5 October 2020 

Interviews will be on Monday 12 October 2020

Primary Play Therapist JD

Primary Play Therapist PS

School Non Teaching Application Form

Role: Play Therapist

Employer: Timeout Children’s Homes

Job Type: Permanent / Part Time

Hours: Part Time (22.5 hours per week)

Salary: Negotiable Dependent on Experience

Location: Halifax, West Yorkshire

An established clinical team is looking to recruit an experienced Play Therapist, primarily to provide direct work for Looked After Children with developmental trauma.

About Us:

Timeout Children’s Homes is an independent organisation which provides therapeutic residential childcare for children aged 6 – 17 years who have suffered abuse and neglect in their lives. The current clinical team work closely with our Therapeutic Carers and our schools, building positive attachments and resilience, in order to restore more positive life trajectories.

What will you be doing:

Provide direct therapy for Looked After Children with developmental trauma.

Work collaboratively and effectively with third parties to the organisation.

Work proactively and cohesively with the Clinical, Education and Care teams.

Engaging children and young people in comprehensive assessments.

Develop and deliver training on relevant topics, to the care and education teams to enable them to provide therapeutic care and positive results for children.

Undertake research and audit relevant to improving the wellbeing and lives of Looked After Children.

Ensuring your practice is aligned with organisational objectives and goals, to Change A Child’s Life.

Adhere to the organisation’s policies and procedures in order to ensure consistency and transparency.

What you will need:

Extensive experience working with CAMHS (or equivalent provision).

Minimum of 5 years experience as a Play Therapist (Preferable).

Registration with the British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT)

Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well as part of a dedicated team

IT skills.

Willingness to work flexibly as per organisational need.

Ability to work effectively as part of the multi-disciplinary team.

A genuine desire to restore positive life trajectories for children and young people.

Driving license and access to a car.


33 days annual leave (including bank holidays).

Employee Assistance Programme.

Pension Scheme.

Wellness programme (including free annual health screening, dental, therapy, podiatry, acupuncture. and option to include family members after 6 months).

Colleague referral scheme.

Candidates will be required to apply for a DBS certificate which will be reimbursed by Timeout upon successful probationary period. The successful candidate will be responsible for the DBS update service subscription cost (currently £13.00 per year).

“Timeout promotes child protection and the safeguarding of children through the services it provides to our children.”

 Timeout is an Equal Opportunities Employer:

For more information about who we are and what we do, visit our careers page:


Post:          Play Therapist

Hours:       Full-time or part-time considered

Salary:      £30,000 to £35,000 FTE (depending upon experience)

CTC is an independent psychology practice and an Ofsted Registered Adoption Support Agency.  We have been established since 1988, and provide:

  • Specialist assessment for court and other purposes
  • Adoption support services to children and families
  • Therapy and counselling
  • Training, consultancy and research

The work is exciting and challenging.  The team approach is eclectic, with a strong focus on Psychodynamic, Developmental and Attachment/Trauma, including Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, EMDR, Compassion Focussed Therapy and CBT.

We are looking for a BAPT accredited Play Therapist who has the ability to work flexibly across the age range, with a variety of clients presenting with a range of mental health difficulties.  Our practice is based in Chester but serves a wide area, including the North West, Cumbria, the Midlands, Derbyshire and Wales, and some travel is therefore required.

Our service is committed to the protection and safeguarding of children, young people and adults in need.  The successful applicant will therefore be required to provide an Enhanced DBS, the cost of which will be met by CTC.

Please visit our website to download the Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form.

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Should you wish to apply, please submit your completed application form by email to or by post to:

Dr Simon Lewis

Clinical Service Manager/Consultant Clinical Psychologist

CTC Psychological Services LLP

20 Walpole Street, Chester, CH1 4HG

 Email:   /   Website:


BAPT is now seeking to appoint Lay Members to join its Professional Conduct Panel in the management of complaints. To act as ‘critical friend’ to BAPT and to play a key role in maintaining standards and procedures in the processing of complaints received by BAPT. 

You will have a child centred approach to your thinking, experience of collective decision making, the ability to develop strong relationships and be able to uphold the principles of transparency and accountability in all of BAPT’s activities.

We are looking to recruit people from diverse backgrounds and therefore we and encourage applications from everyone irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability and sexual orientation. Information about the Lay Member and Person Specification is available here Lay Member JD 2019 .

Travel and other approved expenses are paid in relation to meeting the requirements of this role.

The application form is available to download  Lay Member application form 2019 Please submit a full CV with the completed application form.

Alternately you can request a hard copy of the application pack by contacting:

Janet Steel, BAPT 1 Beacon Mews South Road Weybridge KT13 8Ew or by email at

The closing date for applications is 1st March 2020


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.