Children’s mental health charity, Place2Be, has been providing in-school support and expert training to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and school staff in Scottish primary and secondary schools since 2001.
Starting with an initial pilot in two Edinburgh primary schools, Place2Be Scotland now reaches over 14,000 pupils and their families in schools across Glasgow, Edinburgh, South Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, Dundee, Angus, Perth and Kinross and South Ayrshire. Our training programme includes a Mental Health Champions Foundation Course available free of charge to 50,000 teachers across the UK and support for School Leaders.
About The Role
Fixed Term till 31st December 2021 with potential extension
Hours: 35 hours p/w
Days: Monday- Friday
Location: Stirling and Surrounding areas
Salary: £26,000pro rata (from FTE of £26,000 p.a)
x2 full time posts or part-time equivalents for Mental Health Practitioner/School Counsellor
Peripatetic posts across a number of Primary Schools.
As a Mental Health Practitioner/Counsellor, you will effectively manage all aspects of the Place2Be provision in partnership with the school ensuring that the children and young people are provided with therapeutic and emotional support, high quality clinical practice and delivery of a full and effective service in Place2Be schools. This includes undertaking clinical assessments and formulations.
You will also undertake one to one or clinical or group work with children and/or young people and provide Place2Be services such as Place2Talk, Place2Think and Parent Partnership interventions as agreed with the Area Manager and school leadership team.
You’ll ensure high quality clinical practice and delivery of a full and effective service in Place2Be schools, by undertaking clinical assessments and formulations, identifying and delivering appropriate clinical interventions for children and young people, establishing positive, active and effective relationships with the school and Place2Be management team and actively participating in staff meetings to share best practice and develop clinical thinking, knowledge and learning.
The successful candidate:
Will have a recognised counselling or therapy qualification with substantial post-qualifying experience, along with a good knowledge of the school environment. Most important of all is your approach; we are an exciting, dynamic organisation doing amazing work so we’re looking for people with the enthusiasm and commitment to match our own.
– hold a recognised counselling or therapy qualification
– have current membership of a relevant professional body (BACP/ PTUK/ UKCP/NCS/BPS)
– possess post qualification experience in a clinical role and an understanding of children and young people
– demonstrate understanding of working with children and young people who require or would benefit from emotional and therapeutic support
– demonstrates understanding of a range of therapeutic models
be able to travel regularly as rural locations included in this post (Car preferably)
– show strong experience, be organised and a dynamic individual
1st Interview: Monday 22nd February 2021 Microsoft Teams
In return we offer you a range of fantastic benefits including:
Enhanced Annual Leave entitlement
Robust Learning and Development Programme
Contributory Pension Scheme
Life Assurance, 4x Annual Salary
Employee Assistance Programme
Mobile Phone Discounts (EE Network)
Cycle purchase and season ticket loan schemes
Extended Maternity/Paternity Pay
If you share our core values of perseverance, integrity, compassion and creativity and have the counselling skills and patience to support some of the UK’s most vulnerable young people and families, we would love you to join us. It’s sensitive and demanding work – but hugely rewarding and fulfilling – you will be helping to give young people a brighter future.
To APPLY or view/download the full Job Description and Person Specification please visit our website for further details.
To apply for this job please visit careers.place2be.org.uk.