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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. 

Wellbeing Play Therapist

Brighton & Hove

Fixed Term Contract until 31st May 2020

Up to 37 hours per week

£30,333 per annum (pro-rata)

 Part-time / Job share applications also welcome. Please state the number of days/ hours you are interested in on your application form.

The Children & Young People’s Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service is an innovative service, delivery primary care mental health interventions to children and young people aged 4-25. The service is a collaboration between YMCA DownsLink Group, Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust, Here and Mind in Brighton & Hove.

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Play Therapist to deliver both assessment and treatment sessions to children and young people aged 4-25.

Applicants must be qualified Play Therapists (MA/MSc level), experienced in working with children and young people, be more than 2 years post qualified, and BAPT / PTUK registered.

The position comes with excellent benefits, including 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays), a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, and an interest free bike loan. Please download the application pack for more information about other benefits offered.

Please visit https://www.ymcadlg.org/get-involved/work-for-us/ for full details of the role and to download the application form.

For more details of the Brighton & Hove Wellbeing Service, please visit the website here:https://www.brightonandhovewellbeing.org/children-and-young-people

If you have read both the application pack and the Brighton & Hove Wellbeing Service website and have a question that has not been answered by both of these, please contact Rebecca Wilson Green for more information on 07718 667 123. We will not respond to agencies.

employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.

 YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns.

 Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Closing date for applications: Monday 16th December 2019 at 9am

 Interview date(s): Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th and Friday 20th December 2019

External applicants please visit www.ymcadlg.org/vacancies/

 

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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 info@bapt.uk.com

The closing date for applications is 20th December 2019 and interviews will be held Saturday 11th January 2020 London Holborn.

 

Wey Valley College, Guildford

Play Therapists

Salary: £180 – £210 per day, based on skills and experience

We are seeking to expand our team of driven, dynamic and skilled Play Therapists to provide individual and/or group interventions with children and young people in Mainstream and Alternative Provision settings across Surrey.

We are keen to hear from you if you have the required training and experience of working with children and young people with Social, Emotional, Behavioural and Mental Health Needs.

In addition to your specialist therapeutic proficiency, great verbal and written communication, excellent interpersonal skills and efficient and accountable record management are essential attributes.

This is an exciting opportunity for experienced or newly qualified BAPT registered play therapists, to join a growing service, offering competitive day rates.

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You will initially provide therapeutic interventions via a contract for services (self-employed basis).  Dependent upon the success of this project there may be opportunities to move to permanent status in the longer term.

For further information/role requirements or to express your interest in this opportunity please email your CV or portfolio to Becky Bonham-Carter, Head of Therapeutic Services at bbonham-carter@wvc.surrey.sch.uk.

www.wvc.surrey.sch.uk

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share in the same commitment. An enhanced DBS with Children’s Barred List will be required for this role.

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice, reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under-represented groups.

Closing date:  6th December 2019

 

 

Lead Manager – School Services & Safeguarding

 ConnectEd is one of the largest providers of counselling and therapy services to schools in London.  We have an exciting opportunity for a talented and inspiring leader to join our team and oversee the next phase of our ambitious growth.

We are looking for an experienced mental health professional, or social worker, who is passionate about promoting, establishing and delivering counselling and therapy services on-site in schools.  In this unique role the successful candidate will:

  • Spearhead the expansion of our counselling and therapy services to more schools across London and the South East.
  • Be the senior member of staff with overall responsibility for the effective management and delivery of high quality, professional counselling/therapy services operating on-site in schools.
  • Lead on Safeguarding and Child Protection across the organisation, ensuring policies and procedures are effectively developed and implemented and all safeguarding cases are monitored and dealt with appropriately.

In this role you will receive an excellent package including an 11% employer pension contribution, access to an employee assistance scheme and 30 days annual leave.  The successful applicant will have:

  • A qualification in counselling, therapy or social work and full membership/ accreditation with an appropriate professional body (e.g. BACP/UKCP/BAPT/HCPC).
  • At least five year’s post qualifying experience of working as a mental health professional/social worker.
  • A proven track record of driving forward organisational growth or evidence of having the relevant skills/knowledge to achieve this.
  • 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.
  • Experience of team/performance management and the ability to inspire staff to work to the highest professional standards.
  • Expert knowledge of safeguarding guidance/legislation and experience of developing, implementing, monitoring and reviewing safeguarding policies and procedures.

Salary: £50,083 (five days per week).

We will also consider applicants who would like to work 4.5 days per week (salary £45,075).

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

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

CLOSING DATE: Monday 2nd December 2019, 9am

INTERVIEW DATE: Monday 9th December 2019

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

 

 

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 or Creative Arts Therapists to fill the following vacancies:

  • Three days per week working at three primary schools in south Hillingdon (one day per week at each school)*
  • One day per week at a primary school in Brent
  • One day per week at a primary school in Kensington & Chelsea

*We will consider appointing more than one candidate to fill this post; applicants who can offer one or more days per week are encouraged to apply.

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 at least one year’s post qualifying experience of working with children and young people in a therapeutic capacity
  • Have experience of working with primary aged young people
  • Have a good understanding of educational settings
  • Be willing to deliver both individual and group work
  • Hold membership of an appropriate professional body (BACP, BAPT, BADth, BAAT etc.)
  • Where applicable to your qualification/training, be HCPC registered or professionally accredited (or actively working towards accreditation).

Salary: £26,911 to £29,873 based on working five days per week.  This is a term-time role (the Full Time Equivalent is £31,455 to £34,917).  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 two days must to be worked annually during the school holidays.

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

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

CLOSING DATE: Monday 25th November 2019, 9am

INTERVIEW DATES: Thursday 28th and Friday 29th November 2019

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancy –  Play Therapist

Based at About Children premises, Kendal, Cumbria

2 days per week, Tues – Fri

Self-employed, sessional basis

About Children is a small company providing therapeutic services to children and their families who have suffered adverse life experiences.

Post Details:

We are seeking a Play Therapist to join our team to offer support to children, young people and their families.

The key responsibilities in this post are as follows:

  • To undertake assessments and play therapy with children and young people
  • To attend case management supervision as provided by About Children
  • To attend meetings / reviews as and when required
  • To keep appropriate case notes
  • To provide periodic reports on therapy progress to relevant involved professionals and parents
  • To be aware of responsibilities with regard to safeguarding

 

As the successful candidate you will:

  • Be a qualified Play Therapist with full BAPT membership
  • Ideally have experience of working with children or young people who have suffered adverse life experiences
  • Be able to offer flexibility when needed
  • Have your own clinical supervisor

The post is subject to DBS clearance.

To apply or for more information, please email for an application form. info@aboutchildren.org.uk

Please see our website: www.aboutchildren.org.uk

 

Closing Date Wednesday 11th September 2019

 

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
development.

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
trauma.
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.

Essential:
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

Desirable:
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 contactus@thebehaviourclinc.com

 

 

 

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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.