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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. 

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.


  • 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)


  • 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)


  • 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:

Completed applications can be emailed to:  

CLOSING DATE: Friday 6th August 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

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


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.



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 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)


  • 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:


  • 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


  • 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. 

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.