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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. 





Job Title:

MSc Play Therapy Module Leader – Developmental, Clinical and Play Therapy Theory.


With Kids Offices, Glasgow.

Occasional travel to Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh may be required.


£35,000 pro rata which equates to circa £11,300- £16,950

39 weeks per annum

1st Semester 2- 3 days per week (to be negotiated with applicant)

2nd semester 3 days per week

Job description:

This is a fantastic opportunity to come on board the 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 team.

We are looking for an experienced and knowledgeable Play Therapist who is passionate about Play Therapy, skilled at sharing their knowledge and experience and who is keen to be part of the MSc Play Therapy.

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 and Wednesday during university semesters.

The Play Therapy Masters is about to embark on the fourth 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 and delivery of teaching, 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: 20th May 2019

Interviews: 3rd June 2019


For an application form please contact:

To discuss the position further please contact:

Gwen Galbraith on 0141 557 5770





Child and Adolescent Therapists 

Due to the development of our in-house clinical/therapeutic team, a position has arisen for a qualified and registered therapist, confident to work with early trauma.  We are able to consider a range of therapeutic approaches, including Trauma-informed CBT, Play, Art and other creative Therapies.

The successful applicant will be experienced at working with children and young people who have had multiple adverse and traumatic experiences, often from a very young age.

Part time and Full-Time hours considered.


Service Overview: 

Unique Care Homes was established in 2015 with a clear vision to provide Therapeutically Informed Integrated Care to children from 8- 18 with a history of trauma, complex needs and social, emotional & behavioural needs.

This role will be working across our specialist residential and education services which are based in North Wales


Job Summary & Duties: 

We are looking for qualified and registered psychotherapists to join our multi- disciplinary team.

As well as undertaking assessment & therapeutic intervention directly with the children & young people you will be instrumental in supporting both residential and educational teams create and maintain a therapeutic environment across the service.

You will provide consultation, advice, information and training to staff enhancing their understanding and practice and support the meaningful gathering and analysis of outcome measures


Key Skills/ Person Specification Required: 

  • Registered with Regulatory Body HCPC, BACP, UKCP or equivalent.
  • Experience of working as a therapist with children & young people witha history of trauma and complex needs.
  • Experience and skills in staff consultation & training.
  • Experience of working withina Multi-Disciplinary Team and Therapeutic Milieu.
  • Developed knowledge of child development & attachment theory.

In return we are offering a competitive salary along with: On-going clinical & management supervision, supported CPD opportunities both internal & external, forums for peer reflection & practice development, membership of The Consortium of Therapeutic Communities.

Please send your CV to

Closing Date: 17th May 2019




Title: Play / Art Therapist – Child and Adolescent Mental Health

NHS Band Equivalent: Band 7

Responsible to: Clinical Team Lead

Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week)

Salary: £40,000 – £45,500 (dependent on experience and inc. London weighting)

Contract: Fixed-term for 18 months

Location: West London CCG area


This is an exciting opportunity for a Play / Art Therapist with a background in child and adolescent mental health to work within a multi-disciplinary Mental Health Support Team (MHST) to increase and improve emotional and mental health provision within educational settings for 5-18 year olds in the West London CCG area.  You will be working within a successful Trailblazer site, which has emerged out of the government’s December 2017 plans: Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: a Green Paper.

You will have an active caseload of children and adolescents with mild – moderate emotional and mental health difficulties and will use CBT and Systemic evidence-based models, employing the principles underpinning the national CYP-IAPT programme (Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies).  Early interventions will be delivered in a range of educational settings (primary, secondary, special, alternative provision and sixth form college) across the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, as well as in parts of Westminster borough in the North West.  These will build upon the CCG’s and HF Mind’s whole school approach to mental health provision.

The MHST in which you will be working consists of the Project Manager, Clinical Team Lead, Family Therapist, Clinical Psychologist, 9 Education Mental Health Practitioners, 2 Wellbeing Facilitators and 1 Family Support Worker.  You will be responsible for managing and providing clinical supervision to other team members.  These team members include the Education Mental Health Practitioners, who will be undertaking their placements within the team, as they are being trained to deliver group and individual low intensity evidence-based interventions to children and young people.  You will receive training in supervision, provided by University College of London (UCL), to support this area of your work.

You will also work closely with families, as well as colleagues and partners in the Local Authority, CAMHS, educational settings where interventions are being delivered and other relevant mental health providers.

Attractive benefits including above average employer contributions to pension and 25 days annual leave, in addition to 8 paid public holidays and office closure between Christmas and New year.

To apply please complete the attached application form and email to

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The Behaviour Clinic

Play Therapist – Contracted Work
Up to three days per week £35 to £55 per session

Two Play Therapists are required to cover: Swansea/Carmarthen area and Rhondda Cynon Taff/Newport area

Position – Play Therapist

About the Position
We are an evolving service using the principles of applied behaviour analysis and child psychology
to support typically developing children with emotional and behavioural difficulties and their
families. The Behaviour Clinic works across South Wales and South West England providing in
home and clinic-based support to children with complex challenges such as anxiety, aggression,
self-harm, skill deficits, sleep challenges, and attachment difficulties. Many of the children we
work with have experienced neglect, trauma, and have complex backgrounds.
We are able to expand our team and are looking to recruit two play therapists on a contract by
contract basis. The post will involve providing therapy sessions to children in our clinic, in their
homes, and in school. The therapists appointed will need to be skilled in designing and providing
therapy sessions for children and be able to work independently. They will be willing to learn new
therapy techniques and expand their knowledge of practice with continued professional

The Behaviour Clinic considers contract workers who are successful working on a contract by
contract basis for permanent employment.

The ideal candidate will:
Be able to develop individual therapy sessions using evidence-based practice.
Establish collaborative and constructive therapeutic relationships with complex young people and
their carers, communicating highly sensitive information, often in a highly emotive atmosphere.
Be able to demonstrate excellent listening skills, provide reassurance,
empathy, conflict resolution, and the ability to negotiate with colleagues
and young people with complex needs to reach agreement about potentially
conflicting priorities.
Have an interest in working with typically developing children who have experienced neglect and
Be able to work alone and use initiative.
Be able to manage a caseload including planning, recording and reviewing
Be flexible in their approach and have resilience.
Be committed to developing and disseminating services.
Be committed to developing a working team using child focused practice
Have excellent IT skills and experience of using Microsoft Software.

MSc Play Therapy or equivalent
Registered with the BAPT or equivalent
Own transport and willingness to travel for therapy visits
All posts are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check
Knowledge of attachment theory

Knowledge or experience of working with children in the foster care system
Knowledge of Microsoft word, excel, outlook, sharepoint, and photoshop.
Other therapy qualifications (PCAP, Theraplay, etc.)

What we offer:
Continued professional development
The opportunity to work with a dedicated team
The opportunity for advancement as our service grows

This position is a self-employed position with the potential for future employment.

Applicants will need their own insurance.
To apply for this post email your CV to





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.