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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. 

Children’s Therapy Practitioner

£29,250 pa + excellent benefits

Holloway Road

Have you got experience of working within a domestic abuse or violence against women and girls field, specifically with children and young people across a wide range of ages, diverse backgrounds and ethnicities?  Have you got a professional qualification in PG Dip/ Masters in play therapy/ art therapy/ drama therapy or child psychotherapy and hold at least 100 hours clinical play/creative arts therapy experience with children and young people?

Right now, DVIP, a division of Richmond Fellowship is looking for a highly skilled play therapist to join their children’s therapeutic service. DVIP has been helping to make women and children safer over 25 years and our children’s therapy service is one of only a handful offering direct provision to children aged 3 – 17 affected by domestic abuse. The service works to fulfil DVIP’s aim that all members of a family have access to appropriate integrated, but separate and distinct services following their experience of domestic abuse. The approach of the service is child-centred and non directive, allowing children to express their feelings and experiences through the use of creative materials and play therapy.

Your work will involve processing referrals and the accompanying administrative tasks, assessing children and families and providing holistic/integrative approaches and mainly non-directive play therapy interventions. We’ll also rely on you to help the service manager to develop and manage training placements, run centre based and outreach therapeutic services and provide training on domestic abuse issues. Carrying out risk assessments, undertaking review sessions, liaising with external agencies and promoting and raising the profile of our work – all are aspects of this varied and vital role. As an employer committed to anti-oppressive practice, we aim to reflect the diversity of the children and families we work with and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Relevantly qualified and registered, you’re used to using holistic/integrative models of therapy, play therapy and other creative forms such as art therapy. You also have proven experience of assessing children and families’ suitability for therapeutic intervention. What’s more,  as a skilled and experienced practitioner you will have  an ability to form therapeutic relationships with children and parents  that have clear boundaries, are compassionate and focused on increasing safety and wellbeing and minimising harm. You’re also adept at communicating sensitive and/or complex issues clearly, both over the phone and in person. Experience of working within safeguarding and child protection procedures is essential too, as is a well-organised yet flexible approach, excellent report writing and presentation skills and the ability to use office IT and admin systems.

 This is a full-time post at 37.5 hours a week, however, part time opportunities are also available.

 The salary for this post is £29,250.00 (including London weighting) per annum, for full time hours.

  We are committed to increasing our diversity and we would welcome applications from those with lived experience and/or who are from a BAME background.

 It is a mandatory requirement of the application process for this post that candidates submit a CV and Supporting Statement, thus only candidates that provide this, and who meet the essential criteria within the person specification, will be considered for an interview.

 The closing date for this post is 1st March 2021 at 11:59pm, however, we reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the advertised date if sufficient applications are received prior.

If, you are ready to take on this rewarding role that comes with some really great benefits, including on-going training, clinical supervision of a high standard, developmental opportunities and being part of a warm and supportive team, apply now via our website.

https://recoveryfocus.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/Recovery_Focus_Careers/job/Holloway-Road/Childrens-Therapy-Practitioner–Highbury—Islington-_JR003267

DVIP and Richmond Fellowship are part of Recovery Focus, a national group of charities highly experienced in providing specialist support services to individuals and families living with the effects of mental ill health, drug and alcohol use, gambling and domestic violence. We know that recovery can look and feel very different to each and every one of us. But we also know that if we provide the right support, at the right time, we can inspire recovery nationwide and that recovery is possible for everyone.

 

Mental Health Trainer (Child & Adolescent Mental Health)

 ConnectEd is one of the largest providers of counselling and therapy services to schools in the South East.  We also provide bespoke training sessions for school staff aimed at helping them develop new skills to identify and support pupils experiencing mental health difficulties. 

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced mental health professional to play a leading role in developing and delivering our training programme for schools. 

In this two day per week role* (term-time only) you will receive an excellent package including an 11% employer pension contribution, access to an employee assistance scheme and opportunities to grow in the role and access further training to support you Continuing Professional Development.  The successful applicant will have:

  • A minimum of four years’ experience of working in a clinical capacity as a qualified mental health professional (e.g. Psychologist, Mental Health Nurse, Counsellor/Therapist).
  • Specialist knowledge and experience of child and adolescent mental health issues.
  • Experience of delivering training on child and adolescent mental health issues using a range of mediums that acknowledge a variety of learning styles.
  • Excellent knowledge of schools and education policy and practice.
  • Knowledge of childcare legislation and child protection procedures and experience of actioning safeguarding and child protection concerns.

Salary: £38,188 (Pro rata, 41 weeks per year)

*Hours: 2 days per week (14 hours). Please note we are open to exploring splitting this into two roles, with each trainer working one day per week. This is a term-time only post, but we will expect the successful candidate(s) to work an additional three weeks during the school holidays (41 weeks in total p.a.).

 A full job description and application form can be found here: http://ccsconnected.org.uk/job-vacancy-mental-health-trainer/

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

CLOSING DATE: Monday 11th January 2021

INTERVIEW DATE: Wednesday 20thJanuary 2021

ConnectEdis the delivery arm for the mental health services provided by the Catholic Children’s Society, a registered charity that supports disadvantaged children and families.  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

Jewish Women’s Aid is the only charity in the UK working with Jewish women, and their children, affected by domestic violence. We run a helpline, client support service, counselling service and education, training and awareness raising programmes.

We are recruiting a:

SESSIONAL QUALIFIED CHILDREN’S PLAY THERAPIST IN MANCHESTER

2-7 hours per week depending on demand

You’ll have an exciting opportunity to deliver therapy to the children of our clients in Manchester. You will work in the wider community to provide individual therapeutic support for children affected by abuse and support mothers on parenting issues.

The work will be Face-to-face in schools or remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions.

We are looking for an experienced qualified children’s play therapist who is enthusiastic, proactive and creative. You will have a relevant therapeutic qualification and experience of working with children. You’ll be passionate about the idea of supporting young people to come to terms with their experience of abuse. Knowledge and understanding of domestic violence and the Jewish community is also essential.

Closing Date: 15th January 2021

For more details please contact Anat on 02084458060 or email anat@jwa.org.uk

 This post is advertised in accordance with section 7.2 (e) of the Sex Discrimination Act. Only women need apply. Registered charity number: 1047045

 

School Counselling Service Manager

 ConnectEd is one of the largest providers of counselling and therapy services to schools in the South East.  Our overriding motivation is to make a positive difference to children’s lives, and we deliver a unique service which is tailored to each child’s individual needs. 

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced mental health professional, Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) or Social Worker to join us and lead a team of qualified and experienced counsellors/ psychotherapists based on-site in schools across London. 

ConnectEd has grown rapidly over the last 10 years.  We are seeking a highly motivated and dynamic leader with a strong management background to support staff to deliver outstanding early intervention mental health programmes for children and young people. 

In this 4.5 day per week role you will receive an excellent package including an 11% employer pension contribution, 27 days annual leave and access to an employee assistance scheme.  The successful applicant will have:

  • A qualification in counselling, therapy, Speech and Language Therapy or social work and full membership/ accreditation with an appropriate professional body (e.g. BACP/UKCP/BAPT/HCPC/BAMT).
  • At least five year’s post qualifying experience of working as a mental health professional/SLT/Social Worker.
  • Experience of working with or in schools, or similar experience which demonstrates a clear understanding of how to effectively engage with schools and school staff.
  • A good understanding of child development and childhood mental health disorders.
  • Experience of team/performance management and the ability to inspire staff to work to the highest professional standards.
  • Strong knowledge of safeguarding guidance/legislation and experience of practically applying this knowledge when dealing with safeguarding concerns.

Salary: £36,230 – £38,876 (Full Time Equivalent £40,255 – £43,196)

Hours: 4.5 days per week (31.5 hours)

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

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

CLOSING DATE: Monday 4th January 2021

INTERVIEW DATE: Monday 8th January 2021

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.  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

 

We are looking for Arts Therapists with relevant professional experience to join our growing team supporting families, children and young people in the community and in education settings across Hertfordshire  

Job title: Dramatherapist / Art Therapist / Music Therapist / Play Therapist

Location: Hertfordshire 

Employment type: Freelance / sessional

Supervision: Provided

Salary: Starting from £32.50 per session

NESSie aims to coordinate and quality assure access to emotional and mental health support in educational settings throughout Hertfordshire. We are looking for motivated, qualified, registered Arts Therapists to offer therapeutic support to children and young people across a range of settings.

NESSie’s bank of freelance therapists are at the heart of NESSie’s mission, which was developed in response to identified needs through working in collaboration with outside agencies in line with the Hertfordshire and national mental health strategy. 

By joining NESSie you will be the first to hear of job opportunities, CPD days and be a part of a fast growing and dynamic team.

Experience working with looked after children, trauma and SEN is desirable but not essential.

Successful applicants will be invited to a group interview/forum on Tuesday 8th December, 10am-11:30am via Microsoft Teams.

For further information or to register your interest please contact Operations Manager, Sarah Blackford: sblackford@nessieined.com

For further information please visit: https://nessieined.com/about-us/work-with-us

 

Freelance opportunities for psychotherapists working with children/families in West Yorkshire

 ‘Impact Minds are on the lookout for freelance therapists to join our team. We work with children and families in West Yorkshire, providing psychotherapeutic consultation and assessment and short-to-long term psychotherapy with children, young people and their families. Our team includes child and adolescent psychotherapists; integrative child psychotherapists; art therapists and play therapists (ACP; BAAT; BACP; HCPC; UKCP).

This is a freelance position, paid at competitive rates (equivalent to working independently in private practice). Our freelance therapists are supported by use of established clinical pathways; secure database for client records; feedback on written reports and access to group supervision sessions.  For more information, or to request an application pack, please email impactminds@impactnorth.co.uk

Closing date 30th November 2020

www.impactnorth.co.uk

Would you like to be part of an innovative, friendly & dynamic team committed to making a difference? Yellow Door services are seeking flexible, highly motivated therapeutic practitioners who share our values & passion for delivering the very best in Domestic & Sexual Abuse prevention & response. Yellow Door are looking to recruit to 2 x
Counsellor / Psychological Therapist / Play Therapist /Art Therapist / CBT practitioner
Yellow Door provides a range of group, individual and family therapy options for Adults, Children and Young People who have experienced DSA. We are looking for skilled and experienced practitioners to work within our diverse team providing a range of evidence based therapeutic interventions remotely and face to face as required.

18.75 hrs per week (days and times to be agreed) – 12 month Fixed Term contract

£23,415 – £28,887 FTE

We are also open to applications from candidates wishing to offer work on a self-employed basis or be appointed on a zero hours contract.

Closing Date: 9am 1st December 2020
Interviews will be held: 4th December 2020 via Zoom or face to face

Yellow Door works across Southampton & Hampshire but is based near central Southampton with free staff parking and opportunities for professional development. Working hours negotiable but some early evening hours may be required. We are an equal opportunities employer and operate a TOIL system to support flexible working. Please contact us if you would like an informal discussion: Tel: 02380 636312.

To apply, please click here: https://hr.breathehr.com/v/counsellor-psychological-therapist-14004

 

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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.