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Recruiting Counsellors / Play Therapists / Creative Arts Therapists

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join Connect-Ed, one of the largest providers of therapy services to schools in London. We are currently looking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated Counsellors / Play Therapists / Creative Arts Therapists / Music Therapists to fill multiple vacancies below.  If you are interested in working in more than one school, please specify the schools in your application form.


PRIMARY SCHOOL

  • One day per week at a primary school in Hillingdon (UB7) – maternity cover
  • Two days per week at a primary school in Haringey (N17)


SIXTH FORM COLLEGE*

  • Three days per week delivering and coordinating a counselling/therapy service across two busy sixth form colleges in Harrow and Hillingdon

We offer an excellent package including an 11% employer pension contribution, external clinical supervision, regular line-management and continuing professional development opportunities.

The successful applicant(s) will:

  • Possess a qualification in Counselling, Play Therapy or a Creative Arts Therapy (We require at least a Level 5 qualification or above)
  • Have completed a minimum of 100 clinical hours
  • Have experience of working with primary and/or secondary aged young people, whichever is relevant to the post being applied for
  • Have a good understanding of educational settings
  • Hold membership of an appropriate professional body (BACP, BAPT, BADth, BAAT, BAMT etc.)
  • Where applicable to your qualification/training, be HCPC registered or professionally accredited (or actively working towards accreditation).

*Please note for the role working at the Sixth Form Colleges, we will require someone who is able to work independently to manage a small team of counsellors/therapists on placement as well as providing one-to-one therapy, group work and drop-in sessions.

Salary: £28,273 to £32,731 based on working five days (35 hours) per week.  This is a term-time role (the Full Time Equivalent is £33,047 to £38,257).  The salary will be paid pro rata in line with the number of days per week you are contracted to work. For each one day per week post an additional one day must be worked annually during the school holidays.

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

https://ccsconnected.org.uk/jobs/

CLOSING DATE: Monday 3rd October 2022, 9am
INTERVIEW DATES: Thursday 13th and Friday 14th October 2022

 

Please be aware that due to the high volume of applications feedback will not be provided for candidates who are not shortlisted.  Any candidates who have unsuccessfully applied to work for Connect-Ed within the last 12 months need not apply.

Connect-Ed 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.

 

Job title                                             Creative Arts Therapist / Play Therapist

Application Closing Date:           23rd September 2022

Location                                           Bramley Oak Academy, Horsham Road, Bramley, Guildford, GU5 )BJ

Salary                                                £31,273 – £34,519 (full-time equivalent salary)                         

Job category/type                          Support Staff

Contractual Hours                         2 to 5 days per week (full time 36 hours)

Contractual Weeks                        39 weeks, Term time only or 52 weeks depending on Therapy                       offer

Interview Date:                                w/b 3rd October 2022

Contract Status:                             Permanent

 

Bramley Oak Academy – KS1-KS2 SEMH Primary School

We are looking for a dedicated, highly adaptable and skilled Creative Arts Therapist and or Play Therapist to work with pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties at our KS1 and KS2 Primary Provision in Guildford. This is a hugely exciting opportunity to be part of an award winning team whose work really can make a difference.

An opportunity has arisen for a robust, self-motivated and energetic Therapist to join the current therapy team in managing the therapy provision within the school, supporting and sharing the lead on a holistic and whole-school approach to mental health and well-being. The candidate will have capacity to work with an integrative evidence based approach both directly and indirectly to meet the various needs of clients.

They will offer formal sessional work to support students, staff and parents alongside promoting well-being through innovating whole school initiatives, advocacy and training/supervision for staff members. The Therapist will work independently within the school to manage their caseload and organise caseload of potential trainees. They will be supported by a larger therapy team (comprised of therapists from the 10 SEMH provisions within the Trust), whose meetings and peer supervision they will contribute to.  The candidate will report both to the Head of School and to their line manager.

Applications from both newly qualified and more experienced therapists will be considered for this role.

For further information about the school, please visit:  www.bramleyoakacademy.org.uk

 

London South East Academies Trust

London South East Academies Trust currently comprises eight schools all rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted, providing high quality education for 5-19-year olds across the boroughs of Bromley, Bexley and Surrey.

Formerly known as Bromley Educational Trust, our expanding multi academy trust was renamed in 2016, reflecting our aim to develop excellent education across the wider region.

Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers.  The school therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks.

The school is committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery.

 

https://lseat.co.uk/about-us/london-south-east-academies-trust

If you have any further questions please contact the Co-Therapy Lead rebecca.kane@bromleybeacon.lseat.org.uk or the Assistant Head of School kim.coppinger@bramleyoak.lseat.org.uk

Applications to be emailed to the School Business and Operations Manager, Hayley Jobson, SBMBromley@lseat.org.uk

As the Trust supports a number of children and vulnerable adults, all staff are exempt from Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  Accordingly, most staff will be subject to an ‘Enhanced’ DBS (formerly CRB) check.

 Education, Leisure & Lifelong Learning Service

School Based Counselling Service 

Play Therapist

Salary:  Grade 8 ( SCP 26-30) £16621.88- £18439.96

22.5 hours per week

40 weeks per year

Permanent 

Closing date: 16/09/2022

Neath Port Talbot School Based Counselling Service (NPT SBCS) is a multi-modality team of therapists comprised of School Based Counsellors, Play Therapists and a Drama Therapist. NPT SBCS is committed to helping Children and Young People (CYP) address emotional and mental health issues so that they may rise through adversity, achieve their potential and lead fulfilling lives. This is achieved through the provision of counselling and child therapy to CYP in Years 1-13 across NPT. Counsellors and Play Therapists provide targeted therapy to CYP in order to address a range of emotional and mental health issues. We support schools in this joint endeavour through consultation, support and high quality in house training which is available to head teachers, school Governors, teaching and non-teaching staff. We support primary school parents in supporting the emotional wellbeing of their children through our Primary Parents Helpline.

NPT SBCS is undergoing an exciting time of development and expansion. These posts have arisen due to additional funding within the service.

We are seeking to appoint a dedicated and innovative qualified Play Therapist to work with pupils from Years 1-13 across primary and secondary schools within Neath Port Talbot. Some work may also be undertaken outside of school hours and outside the school setting.

In addition to providing direct Play Therapy, you will have an important role in delivering group work where needed. You will also run workshops with groups of children and young people and deliver training when required. You will play an integral part in developing the School Based Counselling Service within the authority, including collaborative working with other staff within the Inclusion Service and taking part in multi-disciplinary consultations with schools. Enhancing the skills of school based staff will also be an important element of the post.

We welcome applications from those who hold a Play Therapy qualification approved by BAPT/PTUK and are accredited /registered with a relevant professional body (i.e. BAPT/PTUK to commence as soon as possible subject to interview and D.B.S. check.

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure (Child/Adult).

What current team members say about working in NPT SBCS:

‘My team are likeminded, experienced and supportive which helps me to feel held.’ 

‘Stimulating, engaging and challenging is how I would describe my working day with the School Based Counselling Team.’ 

‘I am so proud of what we do as a team!’

A public webinar is being held on 13/09/2022 at 5.30pm where the service structure and vision will be presented by Rhian Miller, SBCS Manager. There will be opportunities to meet team members on the call and ask questions about the service and/or role. Should you wish to attend, please email Rhian Miller (r.miller@npt.gov.uk) to request an invite or alternatively to request a call back for an informal discussion about the post.

For full details including the full job advert, job description, person specification, benefits and how to apply, please click the link below:

Job profile (webitrent.com)


Education, Leisure & Lifelong Learning Service

School Based Counselling Service 

Play Therapist

Salary:  Grade 8 ( SCP 26-30) £22162.50-£24586.62

30 hours per week

40 weeks per year

Permanent 

Closing date: 16/09/2022

Neath Port Talbot School Based Counselling Service (NPT SBCS) is a multi-modality team of therapists comprised of School Based Counsellors, Play Therapists and a Drama Therapist. NPT SBCS is committed to helping Children and Young People (CYP) address emotional and mental health issues so that they may rise through adversity, achieve their potential and lead fulfilling lives. This is achieved through the provision of counselling and child therapy to CYP in Years 1-13 across NPT. Counsellors and Play Therapists provide targeted therapy to CYP in order to address a range of emotional and mental health issues. We support schools in this joint endeavour through consultation, support and high quality in house training which is available to head teachers, school Governors, teaching and non-teaching staff. We support primary school parents in supporting the emotional wellbeing of their children through our Primary Parents Helpline.

NPT SBCS is undergoing an exciting time of development and expansion. These posts have arisen due to additional funding within the service.

We are seeking to appoint a dedicated and innovative qualified Play Therapist to work with pupils from Years 1-13 across primary and secondary schools within Neath Port Talbot. Some work may also be undertaken outside of school hours and outside the school setting.

In addition to providing direct Play Therapy, you will have an important role in delivering group work where needed. You will also run workshops with groups of children and young people and deliver training when required. You will play an integral part in developing the School Based Counselling Service within the authority, including collaborative working with other staff within the Inclusion Service and taking part in multi-disciplinary consultations with schools. Enhancing the skills of school based staff will also be an important element of the post.

We welcome applications from those who hold a Play Therapy qualification approved by BAPT/PTUK and are accredited /registered with a relevant professional body (i.e. BAPT/PTUK to commence as soon as possible subject to interview and D.B.S. check.

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure (Child/Adult).

What current team members say about working in NPT SBCS:

‘My team are likeminded, experienced and supportive which helps me to feel held.’ 

‘Stimulating, engaging and challenging is how I would describe my working day with the School Based Counselling Team.’ 

‘I am so proud of what we do as a team!’

A public webinar is being held on 13/09/2022 at 5.30pm where the service structure and vision will be presented by Rhian Miller, SBCS Manager. There will be opportunities to meet team members on the call and ask questions about the service and/or role. Should you wish to attend, please email Rhian Miller (r.miller@npt.gov.uk) to request an invite or alternatively to request a call back for an informal discussion about the post.

For full details including the full job advert, job description, person specification, benefits and how to apply, please click the link below:

Job profile (webitrent.com)


Job title                                             Creative Arts Therapist / Play Therapist

Application Closing Date:           23rd September 2022

Location                                           Bramley Oak Academy, Horsham Road, Bramley, Guildford, GU5 )BJ

Salary                                                £31,273 – £34,519 (full-time equivalent salary)                         

Job category/type                          Support Staff

Contractual Hours                         2 to 5 days per week (full time 36 hours)

Contractual Weeks                        39 weeks, Term time only or 52 weeks depending on Therapy                       offer

Interview Date:                                w/b 3rd October 2022

Contract Status:                             Permanent

 

Bramley Oak Academy – KS1-KS2 SEMH Primary School

We are looking for a dedicated, highly adaptable and skilled Creative Arts Therapist and or Play Therapist to work with pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties at our KS1 and KS2 Primary Provision in Guildford. This is a hugely exciting opportunity to be part of an award winning team whose work really can make a difference.

An opportunity has arisen for a robust, self-motivated and energetic Therapist to join the current therapy team in managing the therapy provision within the school, supporting and sharing the lead on a holistic and whole-school approach to mental health and well-being. The candidate will have capacity to work with an integrative evidence based approach both directly and indirectly to meet the various needs of clients.

They will offer formal sessional work to support students, staff and parents alongside promoting well-being through innovating whole school initiatives, advocacy and training/supervision for staff members. The Therapist will work independently within the school to manage their caseload and organise caseload of potential trainees. They will be supported by a larger therapy team (comprised of therapists from the 10 SEMH provisions within the Trust), whose meetings and peer supervision they will contribute to.  The candidate will report both to the Head of School and to their line manager.

Applications from both newly qualified and more experienced therapists will be considered for this role.

For further information about the school, please visit:  www.bramleyoakacademy.org.uk

 

London South East Academies Trust

London South East Academies Trust currently comprises eight schools all rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted, providing high quality education for 5-19-year olds across the boroughs of Bromley, Bexley and Surrey.

Formerly known as Bromley Educational Trust, our expanding multi academy trust was renamed in 2016, reflecting our aim to develop excellent education across the wider region.

Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers.  The school therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks.

The school is committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery.

 

https://lseat.co.uk/about-us/london-south-east-academies-trust

If you have any further questions please contact the Co-Therapy Lead rebecca.kane@bromleybeacon.lseat.org.uk or the Assistant Head of School kim.coppinger@bramleyoak.lseat.org.uk

Applications to be emailed to the School Business and Operations Manager, Hayley Jobson, SBMBromley@lseat.org.uk

As the Trust supports a number of children and vulnerable adults, all staff are exempt from Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  Accordingly, most staff will be subject to an ‘Enhanced’ DBS (formerly CRB) check.

Job Description- Part-time Therapist, The School & Family Works

(www.theschoolandfamilyworks.co.uk)                                                                    

Background to role

The School & Family Works (SFW) is a small, not for profit, Social Enterprise, operating under the umbrella of Transgenerational Change Ltd (‘TCL’), and is based in Richmond, Surrey. Our purpose is to transform the lives of children who are failing at school because of behavioural, emotional and / or family issues and to enable long term change. 

We are looking for Therapists to join our growing team running Family Groups in West and South West London boroughs. Ours is a dedicated, stimulating team of experienced psychotherapists with various specialisms, led by an innovative CEO committed to enabling systemic change.  We offer a supportive, dynamic and nurturing working environment in which you can have fun while making a real difference for children, families and schools.

For the past 11 years, SFW has run Family Groups based on the Marlborough multi-family model in maintained schools in the south west of London. Family Groups support Key Stage 1 and 2  pupils in mainstream and special schools.

Family Group is a long-term intervention for a community of  8 families from one school. Participating children are all “failing” at school and, during the recruitment phase, a parent/carer is persuaded to join the community and work with the other community members to help all the children fulfil their potential.  Once recruited, families meet weekly during term time for a three hour session. Each session is led by one of our experienced Therapists and a senior member of the school staff.  The sessions are designed to develop reflective and analytical skills in all participants.  Children help set targets for behaviour that are supported both at school and at home. Group exercises strengthen relationships between participants and promote mutual challenge/ support. Parents benefit from the support of the other parents and feel that they finally have a place to gain the confidence and skills they need to support their children.

We provide our Therapists with monthly individual clinical supervision, monthly group supervision and practice support from a Senior Therapist.

 JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

‘Family Group’ Therapist – (1 day for each Family Group – Tues, Wed, or Thurs – whole day at school site). Additionally, therapists will need to be available one Friday monthly for training and supervision.

You will have responsibility for the delivery of up to two of TCL’s Family Groups (“FG”).  This means that, with support from the Chief Executive (and/or his nominee), for each FG, your role will include (but will not be limited to) the following specific responsibilities:

  • Running the FG in partnership with a school, on the school site in accordance with TCL’s standard procedures
  • Actively recruiting families to the group and facilitating their fullest engagement with the intervention
  • Working in partnership with the school-based partner to co-facilitate the group and ensure the intervention is implemented fully
  • Providing consultation to school staff and to group families on the day of the group
  • Managing the collection of quantitative and qualitative data to measure the outcomes of the intervention, as required
  • Liaising with professionals from other services working with FG families
  • Presenting and promoting the model and relevant aspects of the work to prospective participants, school staff and other professionals
  • Attending meetings, providing regular feedback to the Head Teacher and otherwise maintaining good relationships with the sponsors/funders of the group
  • Attending training and supervision as required
  • Sharing knowledge and experiences with other TCL therapists
  • Providing feedback to other TCL directors and staff as required

We are looking for candidates who can ideally, but not necessarily exclusively, fit the following profile:

  • Be available for one or two days per week (Tues, Wed, Thurs) with some flexibility for training sessions, Clinical Supervision, and one Friday per month for Group Supervision.
  • Some flexibility to travel
  • Work well as part of a team, but equally are self-motivated and willing to take on responsibility for their group at the school.
  • Are qualified, experienced, accredited (UKCP, BACP, BADth, BABAPT) therapists / psychotherapists with some experience in running groups
  • Have experience of working in a school
  • Appreciate the value of undertaking measurement and reporting back to the Exec Team
  • Knowledge of basic Microsoft Word and Excel and access to the internet.

Terms and conditions to be agreed. £ rate of pay negotiable but commensurate with standard CAMHS rates.

If this is of interest to you, or to discuss further, please contact Mark Griffiths at Mark@theschoolandfamilyworks.co.uk

Please see our family facing website @ https://www.sfwfamilygroup.org

As an employer committed to equal opportunities in all its practices, SFW recognises that groups and individuals are discriminated against on the basis of age, gender, ethnic origin, race, nationality, colour of skin, sexual orientation, impairment (physical, sensory or learning), physical appearance, marital or other life status, religious or political belief and other differences that cannot be justified.

It is the policy of The School & Family Works that no employee or prospective employee will receive less favourable treatment or be disadvantaged by any circumstances, conditions or requirements that cannot be justified

 

Therapy Team Manager (& Complex Case Therapist)

Hours:

Full or part time (2, 3, 4 or 5 days) available. Term Time (based on 40 weeks per year).

Location:

Inner London Primary Schools, with occasional travelling to our London Head Office for meetings . We are particularly looking for staff in the Wandsworth area.

Salary:

£36,771.00 per annum (full time salary). Pro-rata for working 5 days & Term-Time only: £31,877 (inclusive of paid holiday allowance) paid equally on a monthly basis over 12 months.

Manager:

This role will report to the Hub Manager.

About UP

Unlocking Potential deliver high performing therapeutic programmes and education provision for children and young people with SEMH needs. We work in collaboration with families, communities, and other partners to ensure that children and young people access the interventions they need in order to thrive.

Mission

We work collaboratively with communities to enable children and young people with social, emotional, and mental health needs to unlock their full potential

Values

Trust

We build trust by being honest, transparent, and accountable in the way we work with children and young people, staff, and partners and by providing services and programmes whose outcomes are measurable and evidenced based.

Collaborative

Relationships are at the heart of our work. We prioritise communication and collaboration with partners, families, and communities, believing that by working together we create more effective and holistic outcomes for children and young people.

Empowering

We co-create opportunities for our children, young people, parents/carers and staff to actively participate in decision-making that influences change. We promote the voices of children and young people in our organisation and the wider community.

Nurturing

We provide a nurturing approach based on safety and space for creativity, exploration, and growth. We support and care for our children, young people, and staff to realise their potential.

Impact

We are committed to measuring our impact through a data driven method in order to develop our programmes and make a greater difference to the lives of children, young people, and their parents and carers.

About The Schools Programme

We are recruiting for a Therapy Team Managers (& Complex Case Therapist) who will join our Schools Programme, a school based therapeutic service which benefits the whole school community. The programme provides high-quality support to children and families affected by social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH).

The programme currently works in primary schools across London boroughs, and we have a multi-disciplinary team including: Psychotherapists; Creative Arts Therapists; Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists, who provide flexible, timely and targeted interventions to improve emotional wellbeing and help children to thrive.

We work in partnership with children, parents and carers, and staff playing an important role in each school’s pastoral system in the knowledge that working together benefits the child.

To find out more about our work please visit: www.up.org.uk

Role Overview

We are seeking dedicated individuals who are passionate about helping children achieve their full potential to join our Schools Programme.

In the role of Therapy Team Manager you will draw on your experience as a qualified therapist alongside your excellent organisational and relationship management skills to effectively coordinate and lead the service, working flexibly and responsively within your school. You will be the bridge between the service and the school, working closely with the school’s staff (e.g. senior leadership, teachers, safeguarding leads, inclusion team etc) and attending multi-agency meetings.

Your responsibilities will include managing referrals and assessments, liaising with parents and carers, maintaining accurate records, and monitoring and evaluating the impact of the service. You would also deliver some short-term 1-1 and/or group interventions, lunchtime clubs and ‘Speak UP’ within your school and, one day per week, you would deliver 1-1 therapy to children in a different school to maintain your clinical practice.

Requirements

Please view the full job description for further information regarding the responsibilities of this role and the person specification.

 

Other information

  • Closing date: Monday 22nd August 2022
  • Interview dates: 30th and 31st August 2022
  • Please make your application by submitting your CV along with a supporting statement (max 2 A4 pages) which clearly demonstrates your suitability for the role and how you meet the key criteria set out within the person specification criteria (we will be reviewing shortlisted candidates closely against the person specification)
  • We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All roles are subject to safer recruitment practices, and this position will require an Enhanced Disclosure with Barred list check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
  • Our children and families and staff come from a wide range of backgrounds, and we value the unique contribution that each individual can bring to UP. We strongly believe that a diverse and inclusive team is vital to our work, and we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We are especially interested in hearing from individuals who are Black, Asian or from a minority ethnic background.
  • If you require any reasonable adjustments at any stage of the application process, please contact: hr@up.org.uk

NOTRE DAME CENTRE, GLASGOW

 Play Therapist Vacancy

35 hours per week

Salary £27,995 to £36,223 dependent on experience

An exciting and unique opportunity has arisen to work alongside a highly motivated and skilled multi- disciplinary team and to be part of an organisation where everyone is passionate about their role in supporting vulnerable children and families.

Notre Dame Centre is seeking to appoint a full time Play Therapist. The successful applicant will have a minimum of 2 years post qualifying experience as well as a proven track record and ability in working with vulnerable children and families. Previous experience of working in a therapeutic environment is advantageous.

Membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme will be required on taking up appointment.

The Notre Dame Centre is an established non-profit organisation that has been working with children, young people and families for over 90 years, providing evidence based assessment and therapeutic support to those affected by trauma, neglect and loss. Based in the North of Glasgow, we are commissioned to deliver services on behalf of City of Glasgow Education and   Social Work Services, NHS Greater Glasgow’s Specialist Children’s Services and other Local Authority areas.

The Notre Dame Centre is an equal opportunities employer.

To express an interest or for an informal discussion, please contact Margaret Brown, CEO, by telephone on 0141 339 2366 between 8am and 5pm Monday to Thursday.

A recruitment pack will be available online via the Notre Dame website https://www.notredamecentre.org.uk/what-we-do/vacancies/

 All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Closing date for applications is Monday, 22nd August 2022 and interviews will take place in early September.

 

Child in Mind Ltd

Position available:          Play Therapist

Location:                            You will work at our Child & Family Therapy Centre in Eccles

Salary:                                £30,000 FTE (1 or 2 days per week – term time only)

Working for our organisation

Child in Mind exists to promote and facilitate the social, emotional and mental health of children and families throughout the Northwest of England. Our services provide a wrap-around approach that reaches not only children and families but also the professionals who work with them.

We are looking to recruit an experienced play therapist to join our wonderful team of dedicated professionals. If you are passionate about making a difference to the emotional health and wellbeing of children and families then we would like to hear from you.

This post requires you to work as a play therapist at our Child & Family Therapy Centre in Salford.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A professional qualification in Play Therapy at Diploma level or above.
  • Current membership of BACP, BAPT, PTUK or equivalent
  • Experience of work with children and young people who have experienced developmental trauma
  • Experience of providing therapeutic support to parents & carers.
  • Experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams to deliver services and safeguard children
  • A strong understanding of the current issues relating to supporting and safeguarding Children and Young People.
  • An enhanced DBS. We require your DBS to be registered with the update service
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • A full driving licence and access to a car.

Please email your completed application to: jayne.beetham-hatto@childinmind.co.uk

Or telephone Jayne for more information: 0161 279 8430

 

Person Spec. Lodge-based Play therapist person spec Therapist App form

Application Form Therapist App form

 

 

Part-time Play Therapist position

A globally established, leading independent provider of Paediatric therapy services to children and young people is looking to hire a Creative Arts Therapist/Play Therapists to join our vibrant multi-disciplinary team.

  Post Location:       Fitzroy (W1T 6DU) and/or Richmond (TW91UH)

Salary:                   To be decided on qualifications and experience

Part-time:               1-2 days per week, willing to work on Saturdays

Post Start Date:     September/October 2022

Supervision:          Fortnightly supervision with an experienced play therapist

Role:

  • The post holder will predominantly be delivering formal short, medium, or long-term therapeutic interventions to young people 3- 12 years
  • There will also be opportunities to run play-skills groups
  • Meet with parents for intake and feedback sessions
  • Willing to work as a team member

Requirements of candidate:

  • Therapists must be accredited with a relevant professional body that in turn is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme (HCPC, BADth, BAAAT, BAPT, BAMT)
  • A minimum of 2 years experience as a therapist
  • Exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Able to work in the United Kingdom

Please send an updated CV to:

jodi@maximumpotential.org.uk

 

Counsellor / Play Therapist / Creative Arts Therapist

 We have an exciting opportunity for you to join ConnectEd, one of the largest providers of therapy services to schools in London. We are currently looking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated Counsellors / Play Therapists / Creative Arts Therapists to fill the below vacancies:

PRIMARY SCHOOL

  • One day per week at a primary school in Harrow (HA1)
  • Two days per week at a primary school in Hillingdon (UB7)
  • One day per week at a primary school in Ealing (UB1)

SECONDARY SCHOOL

  • Two days per week at a secondary school in Kensington & Chelsea (W14)

We offer an excellent package including an 11% employer pension contribution, access to an employee assistance scheme, external clinical supervision, regular line-management and continuing professional development opportunities. 

The successful applicant(s) will:

  • Possess a qualification in Counselling, Play Therapy or a Creative Arts Therapy (We require at least a Level 5 qualification or above)
  • Have completed a minimum of 100 clinical hours
  • Have experience of working with primary and/or secondary aged young people, whichever is relevant to the post being applied for
  • Have a good understanding of educational settings
  • Hold membership of an appropriate professional body (BACP, BAPT, BADth, BAAT, BAMT etc.)
  • Where applicable to your qualification/training, be HCPC registered or professionally accredited (or actively working towards accreditation).

Salary: £30,614 to £34,450 based on working five days (35 hours) per week, term-time only.  The salary will be paid pro rata in line with the number of days per week you are contracted to work.

For each one day per week post an additional one day must be worked annually during the school holidays.

 A full job description and application form can be found here: https://ccsconnected.org.uk/jobs/

Completed applications can be emailed to: sophiat@cathchild.org.uk  

CLOSING DATE: 16th August 2022

INTERVIEW DATES: 25th August 2022

Please be aware that due to the high volume of applications feedback will not be provided for candidates who are not shortlisted.  Any candidates who have unsuccessfully applied to work for ConnectEd within the last 12 months need not apply.

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 80 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 www.ccsconnected.org.uk

CCS is committed to safe recruitment and the post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Charity No. 210920

 

Maternity Cover

Job Description

Berlesduna Academy Trust has an exciting opportunity for a Therapist to join the team in November 2022 on a one year fixed term contract as maternity cover.

The hours are 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, term time plus INSET days.

Salary Scale 9, Point 29-33 Actual Salary £29,253 – £32,753 per annum (FTE £34,123-£38,205) including paid annual leave which must taken in school closure periods.

Applications Close: 7th August 2022 (Midnight)     

 Interviews to take place: 11th/12th August 2022

Berlesduna Academy Trust is based in Basildon and currently comprises of eight primary schools as well as a Teacher Training Partnership, an Autism Hub and an SEMH provision.  The Trust is looking to expand and is a vibrant, exciting and dynamic place to learn and work. Our ethos is very much about devolved leadership and all of our schools run independently supported by our small central team.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced, enthusiastic, creative and fully qualified therapist to join our growing therapy team. We welcome applicants from all therapy disciplines.

You will:

·        be a qualified psychotherapist registered with the BACP, ideally with 500 post qualification, supervised therapy hours, or actively working towards accreditation

·        have a sound working knowledge of attachment, trauma and interpersonal neurobiology

·        be a specialist with proven skills and experience to engage and deliver therapeutic interventions

·        have experience of working with a multi-disciplinary team to provide clinically informed therapeutic learning environments

If successful you can expect:

·        a warm, friendly, encouraging team of school based and centrally based staff

·        structured support and supervision with regular team meetings

·        a range of training and development opportunities

·        a wide range of resources

Berlesduna is Trust that values and invests in staff, excellent training, development and planned career progression.

Application

Please take care to complete the application in full as incomplete applications will not be considered.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early so recommend that you submit your application at your earliest convenience.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical clearance and satisfactory references. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Should you require any further information or wish to discuss your application please do not hesitate to contact us on recruitment@berlesduna.co.uk.

To apply for the above position please follow the link below to submit your application:

www.essexschooljobs.co.uk/(TherapistMaternityCover)

Trust Therapist

Job Description

Berlesduna Academy Trust has an exciting opportunity for a Therapist to join the team in September 2022.

The hours are 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, term time plus INSET days.

Salary Scale 9, Point 29-33 Actual Salary £29,253 – £32,753 per annum (FTE £34,123-£38,205) including paid annual leave which must taken in school closure periods.

Applications Close: 7th August 2022 (Midnight)      

Interviews to take place: 11th/12th August 2022

Berlesduna Academy Trust is based in Basildon and currently comprises of eight primary schools as well as a Teacher Training Partnership, an Autism Hub and an SEMH provision. The Trust is looking to expand and is a vibrant, exciting and dynamic place to learn and work. Our ethos is very much about devolved leadership and all of our schools run independently supported by our small central team.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced, enthusiastic, creative and fully qualified therapist to join our growing therapy team. We welcome applicants from all therapy disciplines.

You will:

·        be a qualified psychotherapist registered with the BACP, ideally with 500 post qualification, supervised therapy hours, or actively working towards accreditation

·        have a sound working knowledge of attachment, trauma and interpersonal neurobiology

·        be a specialist with proven skills and experience to engage and deliver therapeutic interventions

·        have experience of working with a multi-disciplinary team to provide clinically informed therapeutic learning environments

If successful you can expect:

·        a warm, friendly, encouraging team of school based and centrally based staff

·        structured support and supervision with regular team meetings

·        a range of training and development opportunities

·        a wide range of resources

Berlesduna is Trust that values and invests in staff, excellent training, development and planned career progression.

Application

Please take care to complete the application in full as incomplete applications will not be considered.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early so recommend that you submit your application at your earliest convenience.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical clearance and satisfactory references. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Should you require any further information or wish to discuss your applicaton please do not hesitate to contact us on recruitment@berlesduna.co.uk.

If you wish to apply for the above position, please follow the link below to submit your application:

Trust Therapist (essexschoolsjobs.co.uk)

Education, Leisure & Lifelong Learning Service

School Based Counselling Service

 Play Therapist

Salary:  Grade 8 ( SCP 26-30) £22162.50-£24586.62

30 hours per week

40 weeks per year

Permanent

 Closing date: Friday July 22nd, 2022                                           

Neath Port Talbot School Based Counselling Service (NPT SBCS) is a multi-modality team of therapists comprised of School Based Counsellors, Play Therapists and a Drama Therapist. NPT SBCS is committed to helping Children and Young People (CYP) address emotional and mental health issues so that they may rise through adversity, achieve their potential and lead fulfilling lives. This is achieved through the provision of counselling and child therapy to CYP in Years 1-13 across NPT. Counsellors and Play Therapists provide targeted therapy to CYP in order to address a range of emotional and mental health issues. We support schools in this joint endeavour through consultation, support and high quality in house training which is available to head teachers, school Governors, teaching and non-teaching staff. We support primary school parents in supporting the emotional wellbeing of their children through our Primary Parents Helpline.

NPT SBCS is undergoing an exciting time of development and expansion. These posts have arisen due to additional funding within the service.

We are seeking to appoint a dedicated and innovative qualified Play Therapist to work with pupils from Years 1-13 across primary and secondary schools within Neath Port Talbot. Some work may also be undertaken outside of school hours and outside the school setting.

In addition to providing direct Play Therapy, you will have an important role in delivering group work where needed. You will also run workshops with groups of children and young people and deliver training when required. You will play an integral part in developing the School Based Counselling Service within the authority, including collaborative working with other staff within the Inclusion Service and taking part in multi-disciplinary consultations with schools. Enhancing the skills of school based staff will also be an important element of the post.

We welcome applications from those who hold a Play Therapy qualification approved by BAPT/PTUK and are accredited /registered with a relevant professional body (i.e. BAPT/PTUK to commence in September 2022 subject to interview and D.B.S. check.

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure (Child/Adult).

What current team members say about working in NPT SBCS:

‘My team are likeminded, experienced and supportive which helps me to feel held.’

 ‘Stimulating, engaging and challenging is how I would describe my working day with the School Based Counselling Team.’

 ‘I am so proud of what we do as a team!’

A public webinar is being held on 13/07/2022 at 4.30pm where the service structure and vision will be presented by Rhian Miller, SBCS Manager. There will be opportunities to meet team members on the call and ask questions about the service and/or role. Should you wish to attend, please email Rhian Miller (r.miller@npt.gov.uk) to request an invite or alternatively to request a call back for an informal discussion about the post.

For full details including the full job advert, job description, person specification, benefits and how to apply, please click the link below:

Job profile (webitrent.com)

 

Job Description

Job Title:          Play Therapist

Hours:              1  day per week (Thursday –  7.5 hours)

Salary:              £175.00 per day term time only

Reports to:       Play Therapy Manager

Location:          Brockley, London

Mosac provides holistic support to families of victims of Child Sexual Abuse.  We are seeking a qualified Play Therapist to support our work with the siblings of sexually abused children, who may also be a victim themselves or suffering from the impact that sexual abuse has on the family and its members. 

Job description

We are seeking a committed, empathetic and resilient clinician, experienced in dealing with high levels of client trauma ,to deliver 1-2-1- client sessions one day a week. 

Play Therapy sessions are conducted in our fully equipped playroom between 2.30pm and 6.15pm with the late morning and early afternoon to manage your caseload with the support of the Play Therapy Manager.   You may also be asked to carry out other reasonable duties required by the charity from time to time,  such as, but not exclusive to,  preparing service reports for our funders and board members or playroom upkeep.

Mosac Background

Mosac has been delivering unique support services for the families of victims of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) for nearly 30 years. In a safe environment, we offer free services to families affected by CSA, all of whom are vulnerable with some being excluded, or facing other forms of hardship.  Mosac’s services include a national Helpline, Counselling (face to face and online), Play Therapy, Advocacy & Advice and Parent Training  We enable families to achieve and sustain an improved quality of life by rebuilding confidence, alleviating isolation, improving well-being and resilience, promoting inclusion and empowering individuals to move on with their lives, with the skills and knowledge to safeguard themselves and their children in the future.

Play Therapy Service

Our Play therapy service is part of our holistic family support model. The protective parents/guardian/carers of the child victims are supported with their own therapy while their children are in Play Therapy. Our play therapy work currently takes place in our office in South East London from Tuesday to Friday. We see approximately 30 children a week, our clients are aged between 4-17yrs, with the average client currently 8 years old.

We currently have a primary Play Therapy service and a sibling Play Therapy service to enable us to work with both victims and their siblings. Our new Parent Child Relational Play service, both face to face and online, supports parent-child communication and relationship after trauma. We are also looking to develop family therapy as a face-to-face service at our office in South East London.

Role Description and Key Responsibilities

  • Provide play therapy sessions for victims of Child Sexual Abuse
  • Keep clinical notes on our in house system
  • Collect client feedback including SDQs, mid and ending reviews
  • Prepare clinical and service reports when required
  • Attending regular clinical Supervision, supported by Mosac
  • Carrying out any other reasonable duties required from time to time by the charity

Person Specification:

Essential Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • Qualified Play Therapist with at least 3 years experience
  • Experience of working with clients who have experienced high levels of trauma, experience or specific training around sexual abuse would be of benefit.
  • High level communication skills, including experience of communicating effectively across cultures and with diverse audiences, both verbally and in writing
  • Excellent IT skills – with a good knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills

Personal Attributes and behaviours

  • A high-level of communication skills, including experience in communicating effectively across cultures and with diverse audiences, both verbally and in writing
  • The ability to build rapport quickly and to understand needs, wants and expectations of Mosac clients without judgement
  • Competent IT skills with a willingness to learn and use inhouse operating systems
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills with attention to detail in all aspects of work
  • Active team player with a conscientious, resilient and self-disciplined attitude
  • Works effectively and calmly under pressure
  • Active team player

To Apply:  To express your interest in this post please email the Play Therapy Manager Clarajane Lewis at clarajane@mosac.org.uk you CV of no more then 2 pages outlining your training and experience

 

 
 

Lay Member Vacancy

Could you be a Trustee with British Association of Play Therapists? BAPT is looking for a Lay Member to join the Board of Directors as a critical friend. BAPT is a registered charity (Reg 1115763) and registered company (Reg 05477406) seeking lay members for its governing body.  If any of the following statements apply to you then we would like to hear from you:

  • I am/was a service user of play therapy
  • I work in a profession where children have benefitted from play therapy (e.g. education, legal, residential child care, social work)
  • I have experience as a trustee

AND

  • I am over 18 years old
  • I am committed to promoting the benefits of play therapy.

BAPT has been running for 30 years and its main tasks are:

  • Promoting the benefits of play therapy
  • Public protection (e.g setting standards for competency, maintaining an ethical framework for practice, providing a complaints process for professional conduct matters)
  • Maintaining a register of qualified Play Therapists in accordance with the requirements of Professional Standards Authority accreditation
  • Accrediting qualifying training
  • Supporting its members

BAPT is a member led organisation. BAPT is managed by a group of like-minded people who voluntarily give their time to sustaining BAPT and welcomes diversity and service user perspectives.  If you joined us you would be expected to:

  • Attend bi-monthly meetings of the Board of Trustees/Directors (online or in person)
  • Attend AGMs and extraordinary meetings
  • Support the tasks of the Board of Trustees/Directors
  • Exercise your right to vote in the interests of BAPT and its role and responsibilities.

Travel and other approved expenses are paid in relation to meeting the requirements of this role. A Job description is available here – Lay Member JD 2019

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

If you are interested in finding out more about what it means to be a Trustee/Director of BAPT please email info@bapt.uk.com or telephone 01932 828638.

 

 

MINDHEART Creative Therapies is a South London-based Community Interest Company,  providing Creative Arts & Family Therapy in Primary and Secondary Schools. For further information please visit our website: www.mindheartcreativetherapies.org

Since MINDHEART was founded in 2020, our team has supported over 130 children and young people. The pandemic has exacerbated social, emotional and communication difficulties, and now more than ever, children need support to navigate these challenging times.

Our current Therapy Team consists of passionate and hard working individuals – 5 Dramatherapists, an Art therapist and a Family Therapist, working alongside schools to provide urgent mental health support.

In order to meet the varying needs of children and young people, we are looking to expand the services we offer, to also include more Play, Art, Music and further Family Therapy interventions.

A couple of schools have expressed interest in Play Therapy for Summer Term, so we are urgently vetting a number of Play Therapists to potentially be ready to work from April. A provisional meeting with the school and MINDHEART to introduce therapy has been set for Monday 21/Tuesday 22 (am). The school have received Play Therapy for a number of years.

Are you a Play Therapist looking to join a team dedicated to providing quality support, and share MINDHEART’s mission and core values of INTEGRITY, PARTNERSHIP AND INCLUSIVITY?

Have you at least a year’s experience working with children and young people and are ready to start working with us over the Summer Term?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

Please email info@mindheartcreativetherapies.org asap, and we will arrange a time to speak.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you,

Nicola Thorp and Yolanda Calzado Gil

Co-founders & Managing Directors

MINDHEART Creative Therapies C.I.C.

 

 

We have an exciting opportunity arising with us.

Freelance Play Therapists

Title                            Play Therapist

Rate                            To be agreed

Hours                          Variable

Purpose of opportunity – To provide Play therapy and other therapeutic services to children and young people.

 Jogo Behaviour Support is a thriving education & therapeutic support service. It is seeking registered Play Therapists to join a register of consultants who offer support to children, young people and their families with social, emotional, mental health and behavioural difficulties. You will be contracted on an “as and when” required self-employed basis. The work will be based primarily in Northamptonshire.

You will be required to offer support in one or more of the following areas:

  • Therapeutic work with individuals and small groups
  • Working with children and their parents/carers

Jogo Behaviour Support aims to improve the lives of children, young people and their families through a range of services. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team making a difference to the lives of vulnerable children and young people aged 3-18 years and their families.

Please note that we are unable to guarantee work as this will be dependent upon referrals. 

As the successful candidate you will: 

  • Be a qualified Play Therapist registered with BAPT/BACP/UKCP/PTUK
  • Be an excellent practitioner with experience of supporting children & young people presenting challenging behaviours 
  • The ability to work with a diverse group of children in a playful, creative, safe and child-centred way.
  • Be creative and flexible in the way that you work 
  • Have patience, stamina and a good sense of humour; 
  • Want to make a difference to the lives of children and young people 
  • Complement our established team and bring new ideas for excellence. 

This opportunity is crucial to maintaining our capacity to respond to preventative & early intervention requests. You will have recent experience of providing therapeutic support to pupils and students with a range of additional needs. A full driving licence and access to own vehicle is essential, as is a willingness to develop professionally. The post is subject to DBS clearance. 

To apply or for more information, please email info@jogobehavioursupport.com or call us on 01604 832970 for an information pack and application form

 

Organisation: Trauma Recovery CIC
Title of post: Child & Family Therapist 
Location: Hertfordshire Bedfordshire 
Job description: Trauma Recovery CIC is looking for Child & Family Therapist to join the team. This role involves working with recent and past trauma, specifically but not limited to sexual, domestic and relational trauma which the client will have experienced recently, historically and / or vicariously. It is based in Hertfordshire / Bedfordshire.  You will have a base location and travel to hubs around the county to deliver therapeutic support. This role will require working remotely, face to face and mobile (based in our satellites – not working in clients homes)

Benefits:

  • Salary: 16K (20 hours per week)
  • 20 days holiday pay pro rata
  • Ongoing monthly individual clinical supervision
  • Regular case management supervision and team meetings
  • Multi-disciplinary trauma recovery service covering Herts and Beds
  • Working collaboratively with other professionals as part of a team
  • Short term and long-term therapeutic work
  • Opportunity to work with individuals, groups and families
  • Opportunities around training other professionals, talks about our service, trauma and sexual and domestic abuse
  • Must not have a private practice or work in a similar role elsewhere

Person Specification:

Essential:

  • Qualified to level 4 standard
  • Experience of working with client group
  • Experience in working with sexual, domestic and relational trauma
  • Professional registration with NCS/BACP/UKCP or equivalent
  • An understanding of the psychological effects of trauma
  • Ability to engage clients with different cultural needs and to deliver counselling that is culturally sensitive
  • An understanding of emotional and practical issues which may arise in relation to survivors of trauma
  • Ability to develop good therapeutic relationships
  • Awareness of the needs of clients from a range of cultures, backgrounds, sexual orientations, disability and religious beliefs

Desirable:

  • Experience of both short and long term counselling
  • Experience of group counselling
  • Ability to manage the demands of working in a satellite venue
  • Willingness to work in different venues across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire

Please download the attached file for a full role profile, person specification and details on how to apply. https://www.bapt.info/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/TRCIC_ChildFamilyTherapist_RoleProfile.pdf 

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 www.place2be.org.uk/volunteer or contact the Volunteer Recruitment Team on 020 7923 5533 or volunteers@place2be.org.uk

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.