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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. 

Play Therapist/Senior Play Therapist
The Behaviour Clinic
Position Play Therapist
Employed/Self-Employed Employed
Hours 37.5 hours per week or Term Time Only
This position is available either full time or term time
Office Base Cardiff, Swansea or Cwm Taf (To be confirmed)

Area Covered Treating Patients in within 1-hour drive of Cardiff and Swansea
Start Date 4th January 2022

Further details : Behaviour Clinic – Play Therapist

 

Creative Therapy Lead
Position Creative Therapy Lead
Employed/Self-Employed Employed
Hours 37.5 hours per week
Office Base Cwm Taf

Area Covered South Wales
Start Date 4th January 2022

Further details Behaviour Clinic – Creative Therapy Lead

 

Life Story Therapist
The Behaviour Clinic
Position Life Story Therapist
Employed/Self-Employed Employed
Hours 37.5 hours per week
Office Base Cardiff
Area Covered Supporting Therapists in Cardiff, Swansea and Bristol
Pay Scale Dependent on Qualification
Pension Yes
Start Date 4th January 2022

Further details – Behaviour Clinic – Life Story Therapist

 

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 (HA2)
  • One day per week at a primary school in Brent (NW6)
  • One day per week at a primary school in Hammersmith & Fulham (SW6)
  • One day per week at a primary school in Ealing (UB1)
  • One day per week at a primary school in Hammersmith & Fulham (W14)
  • One day per week at a primary school in Hammersmith & Fulham (W6)
  • Two days per week at a primary school in Hillingdon (UB4)

SECONDARY SCHOOL

  • Two days per week at a secondary school in Westminster (W1H)
  • Two days per week at a secondary school in Bexley (DA6)
  • Three days per week at a secondary school in Harrow (HA3)

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL

  • Two day per week at an independent school in Ealing (W13) *

*This school requires an experienced counsellor or therapist to work with pupils with a range of specific learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder and mental health, social and emotional difficulties.

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: £27,449 to £31,039 based on working five days (35 hours) per week.  This is a term-time role (the Full Time Equivalent is £32,084 to £36,280).  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: http://ccsconnected.org.uk/vacancy_school_counsellor_therapist/

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

CLOSING DATE: 3rd November 2021

INTERVIEW DATES: 16th & 17th November 2021

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

 

Child in Mind Ltd

Position available:             Play Therapist (3 posts available)

Location:                               Greater Manchester & Warrington areas

Salary:                                   £28,000 FTE (3 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 three experienced play therapists to join our amazing team. 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.

As a play therapist employed by Child in Mind Ltd you could be based either in schools, or 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
  • Minimum of 200 post qualifying hours
  • Experience of work with children and young people with a range of additional needs (ADHD, ASD, Developmental Trauma etc).
  • Experience of providing support to parents/carers/school staff.
  • Experience of working with multi-disciplinary agencies 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 or Katy for more information: 0161 279 8430

Job Description  Play Therapist Job description (CiM)

Person Spec. Play therapist person spec (CiM)

Application Form Therapist App form CiM

 

East London Rape Crisis – Play Therapist

Location: London

Job Description:

nia has been delivering services to women, girls and children who have experienced domestic and sexual violence since 1975. The organisation has three main aims: to provide services for women, girls and children who have experienced men’s violence; contributing to ending male violence against women and girls, and to inform and influence policy and public awareness.

The Play Therapy Service provides a free, confidential therapeutic service for children and young people who have experienced or witnessed domestic and/or sexual violence. It is designed to help them have the space to express themselves, think things through and work towards healing from trauma. Children/young people receive the service usually once a week, in one of nia’s satellite locations in East London.

We are seeking to recruit to the following post:

Job Title: East London Rape Crisis – Play Therapist
Job Ref: nia 49
Hours: 7 hours
Salary: £5,200 – £5,800 (£26,000 – £29,000 pro rata) dependent on qualification & experience

This post is funded until 30 Sept 2024.
In the role of Play Therapist, you will play a central role in delivering a play therapy service for children and young people affected by violence against women, including the children of mothers who have experienced domestic violence, sexual violence and prostitution, as well as problematic substance use.
The work focusses on working therapeutically with children and also their parent/carers and networks to enable their healing process.
You will work as part of a growing team of therapists and counsellors, all working to meet the needs of survivors.

We’re looking for a highly organised and self-motivated woman who is passionate about ending violence against women, girls and children. You’ll have a ‘can-do’ approach and demonstrable commitment to nia’s feminist approach to supporting women and their children to be safer.

Please visit our website www.niaendingviolence.org.uk and download a job profile and application pack. CV’s will not be accepted. Applications can be returned via email to administrator@niaendingviolence.org.uk

Closing Date: 10am, 15th October 2021

Interviews will be held during the period: 26th – 27th October 2021

The post is subject to an enhanced vetting and barring check and open to women only. Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR), Schedule 9 (Work; Exceptions), Part 1 (Occupational Requirements), of the Equality Act (2010) applies.

 

Pictologue

Be part of an award-winning innovative approach to children’s therapy! Pictologue is creating a world in which everyone can communicate, learn and have fun together!

Pictologue is a charitable organisation established in Richmond-Upon-Thames in 2013. We support children who have speech, language, communication and/or emotional wellbeing needs and are passionate about social inclusion, working closely with families, nurseries, schools and the local community.

  • Are you full of fun and creative ideas to bring therapy into real life at home, in nurseries, schools and the local community?
  • Do you enjoy making a difference to the lives of children who have communication needs and those who live and work with them?
  • Would you love to work in a small multi-professional specialist team, sharing ideas and best practice?

Play Therapist (fixed term maternity cover January – September 2022)

We are looking for an experienced Play Therapist to join our therapy team. You will be responsible for your own small caseload of clients (1-25 families) and you will contribute to the care provided for a shared caseload of families within our unique play and therapy groups, toy libraries, training and workshop services. You will participate in research and provide advice and support relating to your specialty for clients, customers, staff and the community to support Pictologue’s mission and objectives.

Hours: Part-time/full-time; flexible working negotiable; term-time negotiable

Salary: £25,000-£32,000 per annum pro-rata; salary based on experience and qualifications

For more information about the above posts and to arrange an informal chat, please email 

info@pictologue.co.uk

 

monmouthshire sir fynwy

Play Therapist

An exciting opportunity to join our expanding Creative Therapies Team where you will deliver Creative Therapies and play-based therapeutic interventions to children and their families.

Post ID: LYW015

Grade: BAND H SCP 27 £31, 346 – SCP 31 £34, 728 Pro Rata

Hours: 18.5 hrs Per Week

Location: Usk

Closing Date: 01/10/2021 12:00 pm

Temporary: Yes Fixed Term Contract

DBS Check: Yes (Disclosure & Barring Service Check)

Play Therapist – Monmouthshirehttps://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/play-therapist-3/

 

Vacancy –  Play Therapist

Based at About Children premises, Kendal, Cumbria

2 days per week with potential to increase

Self-employed with potential to become employed

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 qualified Play Therapists 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 fully qualified Play Therapist 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

Telephone Number – 01539 724326

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

Closing Date : 27th September 2021

 

University of Roehampton

   Lecturer in Play Therapy

 Department:  Psychology 

Part time:  0.4FTE (£16,232 – £17,595.60 pa inclusive of London Weighting Allowance)

Closing date:  09 September 2021
Interview date:  24 September 2021 

https://unroeli.webitrent.com/unroeli_webrecruitment/wrd/run/etrec105gf.open?wvid=3582010Dw7

 

 

 

 

 

Young Person’s Practitioner

Job description and person specification 

 Main purpose of job:  To provide specialist counselling and support to young people (12-19) who have experienced rape, sexual violence or sexual abuse. The role includes wider responsibilities as a member of CARA’s staff team including line-management of sessional or volunteer counsellors and activities to raise awareness of the impact of sexual violence amongst agencies and the wider community.

Reporting to:  Child and Young Person’s Practice Manager.

Start date:  As soon as possible (subject to Enhanced DBS Check and satisfactory references).

 Salary:  £27,741 – 29,577 (NJC Scales 23-25) per annum pro-rata, with pay rise expected

 Hours: 28 or 35 hours per week (to be agreed).

Place of work:  To work flexibly at CARA premises across mid and north Essex, including Braintree, Chelmsford, Clacton, Colchester and Dunmow.       The post will also involve providing some remote counselling, working from home..

 Holiday: 25 days per year, pro-rata.

 To apply: Please complete the application form, which can be downloaded from our website www.caraessex.org.uk, explaining how your skills and experience relate to the person specification.

 Applications must specifically address each essential and desirable criterion, giving evidence from previous experience or qualifications. 

Application deadline: 3pm, Tuesday 24th August 2021.

Interviews:  Tuesday 31st August.

Start date: As soon as possible, subject to receipt of satisfactory references and enhanced DBS check.

Mandatory Training Dates: To be confirmed.  

This post is restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1.

 About CARA

CARA (Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse) works with victims and survivors of sexual violence and child sexual abuse, providing independent, specialist support and promoting and representing their rights and needs. 

CARA is a registered charity working with adults of all genders, young people and children from across mid and north Essex.  We have a head office in Colchester and outreach premises in Braintree, Chelmsford, Clacton-on-Sea, Great Dunmow and Harwich.

During the COVID-19 crisis, CARA has continued to provide a range of remote services.  From early June, we have gradually started to offer limited face-to-face support.

About Synergy Essex

CARA is part of Synergy Essex – the Essex Rape and Sexual Abuse Partnership.   We work closely with South Essex-based SERICC and Southend-on-Sea Rape Crisis (SOS Rape Crisis) to deliver the contract for the Office for the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex for services for victims and survivors of sexual violence and child sexual abuse across Essex.

Job Description

To provide specialist counselling and support to young people who have experienced rape, sexual violence or sexual abuse. The role includes line-management of sessional or volunteer counsellors and activities to raise awareness of the impact of sexual violence amongst agencies and the wider community.

Main Responsibilities

  • To provide one-to-one counselling and support to young people (aged 12-19), holding a caseload of clients.
  • To provide occasional counselling and support to adults.
  • To undertake client assessments and make appropriate arrangements for their support.
  • In the first instance the post is likely to cover Braintree, Colchester and Chelmsford but the postholder must be able to work flexibly at CARA centres across mid and north Essex.
  • To provide training on sexual violence, self-harm and related issues to volunteers and other agencies.
  • To raise awareness in the community and within other agencies of the short and long-term responses people may develop to sexual violence,
  • To liaise with other agencies and attend meetings, where required.
  • To line manage the work of CARA sessional counsellors and volunteers, where appropriate.
  • To keep up to date with relevant legislation, policy and practice issues.
  • To work flexible hours, including some evening work and occasional weekends.
  • To participate in CARA team meetings, supervision, training and development.
  • To provide specialist advice to other workers and agencies, including participation in delivery of training sessions.
  • To keep appropriate records in accordance with CARA policies and procedures.
  • To adhere in full to all CARA’s organisational policies and procedures, including safeguarding procedures.
  • To be administratively self-servicing.
  • To report to the Child and Young Person’s Practice Manger, Head of Operations, Chief Executive Officer and Trustees as required, including the production of regular written reports and verbal reports.
  • To undertake any other related activities as required by the Child and Young Person’s Practice Manger, Head of Operations, Chief Executive Officer and Trustees.

Person Specification

This describes the knowledge, skills and experience required to perform the job effectively.  You will be required to address each criterion when completing the application form and will be required to produce evidence, where appropriate.

Essential

  1. Diploma in Counselling, or equivalent, with a minimum of 400 clinically supervised counselling
  2. Experience of working with people with mental health issues and psychological or behavioural problems.
  3. Experience of working therapeutically with young people (aged 12 – 19).
  4. Experience of working therapeutically with adults.
  1. A demonstrable understanding of feminism and gender-based violence.
  2. Demonstrable understanding of safeguarding, both in relation to children and to vulnerable adults.
  3. Willingness to work remotely as a lone worker, and at different locations throughout mid and north Essex.
  4. Willingness to work flexible hours including some evenings.
  5. The proven ability to work on own initiative, manage a varied workload and prioritise competing demands.
  6. Demonstrable understanding of the necessity for keeping and maintaining confidential records.
  7. Proven ability to work as part of a team.
  8. Good interpersonal skills and experience of working with a range of people from different backgrounds.
  9. Excellent written, oral and communication skills.
  10. A good working knowledge of office computer systems including a willingness to maintain accurate database records.
  11. A professional, flexible and non-judgemental approach to work.
  12. Demonstrable commitment to CARA’s ethos and mission statement.
  13. Membership of BACP or UKCP.

Desirable

  1. Full, clean driving license and access to own transport.
  1. Experience of working in the field of sexual violence.
  2. Experience of liaising with a range of different agencies.
  3. Experience of undertaking client assessments.
  4. Experience of crisis intervention.
  5. Experience of facilitating support groups and providing telephone or video support.

An understanding of injustice and discrimination and a commitment to countering these.

CARA – (Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse)

Children’s Practitioner

Job Description and Person Specification

 Main purpose of job: To provide support to children under 12 (this age is flexible depending on the child’s level of maturity) who have experienced, or are at risk of sexual abuse, and their parents and carers.  The role also includes wider responsibilities as a member of CARA’s staff team, including management of sessional and/or volunteer counsellors, and activities to raise awareness of the impact of sexual violence amongst agencies and the wider community.

Reporting to: Child and Young Person’s Practice Manager.

Start date:  As soon as possible (subject to Enhanced DBS Check and satisfactory references).

 Salary: £27,741 – £29,577 (NJC Scales 23-25) per annum pro-rata, with pay rise expected.

Contract: Fixed term contract until 31st March 2023, with potential for extension if funding is secured.

 Hours: 0.6fte (21 hours per week).  There may be potential for the post to develop and hours to increase, if funding allows.

Place of work:  CARA’s premises in Colchester.  The post will also involve providing some remote service delivery, including home working.

 Holiday: 25 days per year, pro-rata.

 To apply: Please complete the application form, which can be downloaded from our website www.caraessex.org.uk, explaining how your skills and experience relate to the person specification.

Applications must specifically address each essential and desirable criterion, giving evidence from previous experience or qualifications. 

Application deadline: Tuesday 24th August, 3pm.

First Interview Date:  Wednesday 1st September.

Start date: As soon as possible, subject to receipt of satisfactory references and enhanced DBS check.

Mandatory Training Dates: To be confirmed.   

This post is restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1.

 About CARA

CARA (Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse) works with victims and survivors of sexual violence and child sexual abuse, providing independent, specialist support and promoting and representing their rights and needs. 

CARA is a registered charity working with adults of all genders, young people and children from across mid and north Essex.  We have a head office in Colchester and outreach premises in Braintree, Chelmsford, Clacton-on-Sea, Great Dunmow and Harwich.  We also provide remote services.

About Synergy Essex – CARA is part of Synergy Essex – the Essex Rape and Sexual Abuse Partnership.   We work closely with SERICC Rape and Sexual Abuse Specialist Service and Southend-on-Sea Rape Crisis (SOS Rape Crisis) to deliver the contract for the Office for the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex for services for victims and survivors of sexual violence and child sexual abuse across Essex.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion – CARA seeks to be an inclusive organisation that actively encourages, supports and values diversity amongst both our service-users and our workers.  We particularly welcome applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds.

 Job Description – To provide support to children under 12 (this age is flexible depending on the child’s level of maturity) who have experienced, or are at risk of sexual abuse, and their parents and carers.  The role also includes wider responsibilities as a member of CARA’s staff team, including management of volunteer and/or sessional counsellors, and activities to raise awareness of the impact of sexual violence amongst agencies and the wider community.

Main Responsibilities
  • To provide play therapy and emotional support to young service-users.
  • To provide counselling and emotional support to their parents or carers.
  • To undertake client assessments and make appropriate arrangements for their support.
  • To liaise with other agencies including social care, the Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Service (EWMHS) and schools, and attend meetings and provide reports, where required.
  • To keep client database records up-to-date.
  • To raise awareness in the community and within other agencies of the short and long-term responses people may develop to sexual abuse.
  • To line manage the work of CARA sessional counsellors and volunteers, where appropriate.
  • To keep up to date with relevant legislation, policy and practice issues.
  • To work flexible hours, including some after school and evening work, and occasional weekends.
  • To participate in CARA team meetings, supervision, training and development.
  • To provide specialist advice to other workers and agencies, including participation in delivery of training sessions.
  • To keep appropriate records in accordance with CARA policies and procedures.
  • To adhere in full to all CARA’s organisational policies and procedures, including safeguarding procedures.
  • To be administratively self-servicing.
  • To report to the Child and Young Person’s Practice Manger, Head of Operations, Chief Executive Officer and Trustees as required, including the production of regular written reports and verbal reports.
  • To undertake any other related activities as required by the Child and Young Person’s Practice Manager, Head of Operations, Chief Executive Officer or the Chair of the Board of Trustees.

Person Specification  

This describes the knowledge, skills and experience required to perform the job effectively.  You will be required to address each criterion when completing the application form and will be required to produce evidence, where appropriate.

Essential – Diploma in Counselling or equivalent, with a minimum of 400 counselling hours.

  1. Experience of working therapeutically with children with psychological and behavioural problems.
  2. Certificate in Counselling Children, play therapy qualification or equivalent, or a willingness to work towards this.
  3. An understanding of child development.
  4. An understanding of how trauma affects children both physically and emotionally.
  5. A working knowledge of Attachment Theory.
  6. An ability to work creatively to enable children to process their conscious and unconscious emotions.
  7. An ability to work collaboratively with parents, while protecting children’s confidentiality.
  8. Knowledge and understanding of the wider issues surrounding childhood sexual abuse.
  9. Demonstrable understanding and experience of safeguarding in relation to children.
  10. Willingness to work flexible hours including after school hours and some evenings.
  11. The proven ability to work on own initiative, manage a varied workload and prioritise competing demands.
  12. Demonstrable understanding of the necessity for keeping and maintaining confidential records.
  13. Proven ability to work as part of a team.
  14. Good interpersonal skills and experience of working with a range of people from different backgrounds.
  15. Excellent written, oral and communication skills.
  16. A good working knowledge of office computer systems including a willingness to maintain accurate database records.
  17. A professional, flexible and non-judgemental approach to work.
  18. Demonstrable commitment to CARA’s ethos and mission statement.
  19. Membership of BACP, UKCP or equivalent professional body.

Desirable

  1. Experience of working in the field of sexual violence and child sexual abuse.
  2. Experience of liaising with a range of different agencies.
  3. Experience of undertaking client assessments.
  4. Experience of crisis intervention.
  5. A demonstrable understanding of feminism and gender-based violence.
  6. An understanding of injustice and discrimination and a commitment to countering these.
  7. Full, clean driving license and access to own transport.

Counsellor / Play Therapist / Creative Arts Therapist / Music 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 multiple vacancies below.  If you are interested in working in more than one school, please specify the schools in your application form.

PRIMARY SCHOOLS

  • One day per week at a primary school in Ealing (UB1)
  • One day per week at a primary school in Hammersmith & Fulham (SW6)
  • One day per week at a primary school in Hammersmith & Fulham (W6)
  • One day per week at a primary school in Hammersmith & Fulham (W14)
  • One day per week at a primary school in Harrow (HA2)
  • One day per week at a primary school in Tower Hamlets (E14)
  • One day per week at a primary school in Lambeth (SW16)

SECONDARY SCHOOLS

  • Two days per week at a secondary school in Lambeth (SW16)
  • Two days per week at a secondary school in Westminster (W1H)
  • Two days per week at a secondary school in Bexley (DA6)
  • Two days per week at a secondary school in Kensington & Chelsea (W10)

SPECIAL SCHOOLS

  • Music Therapist to work two days per week at a special school in Richmond (TW10)

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 worked a minimum of 150 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
  • Be willing to deliver both individual and group work
  • 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: Salary: £27,449 to £30,470 based on working five days (35 hours) per week.  This is a term-time role (the Full Time Equivalent is £32,084 to £35,615).  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 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: sophiat@cathchild.org.uk  

CLOSING DATE: Friday 6th August 2021
INTERVIEW DATE: TBC

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

 

 

Name of Organisation: Mosac

Title: Play Therapy Manager

Hours: 3.5 days per week

Salary: £32,000 – £35,000 pro–rata

Location: Brockley, SE London

Website: www.Mosac.org.org

We are seeking a qualified Play Therapist to lead our Play Therapy work.  Mosac provides holistic support to families of victims of Child Sexual Abuse. The Play Therapy Manager will spend the majority of their time working 1-2-1 with child victims of Child Sexual Abuse in play therapy sessions. The remaining part of the time will focus on overseeing sessional Play Therapists and the design, development and evaluation of service.

Job description

We are seeking a committed, empathetic and resilient clinician and manager, experienced in dealing with high levels of client trauma, to manage our Play Therapy Service

You will be a qualified Play Therapist with at least 5 years experience of working with children in traumatic situations.

Three days of the week will be spent in clinical work with children who have experienced Child Sexual Abuse. The remaining half day will be supporting and overseeing sessional Play Therapist and working with the clinical manager and CEO to design, develop and evaluate the service.

Due to the nature of the client group, the play therapy sessions normally run from late morning to early evening.

The manager is fully supported by the Clinical manager and has access to monthly professional supervision. There are regular play therapy review meetings and a very supportive staff team.

How to apply:

  • Deadline: Wednesday 4th August 2021 at 5pm
  • Please submit a CV and Cover letter (of no more than two pages) through Charity Job website
  • We will be reviewing applications as they are received.

PLAY THERAPIST – CAHMS – NHS Grampian 

Job reference: 058981

Location: Various

Job closing date: 04/08/2021

Job posted date: 07/07/2021

Salary: Band 6 (£33,072 – £40,736)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Other Therapeutic

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: CAMHS

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Grampian

 
 

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.