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Children's mental health charity

Together we can change children’s lives. At Place2Be, we believe every child should have easy access to mental health support whenever they need it. We create a safe place in schools where children and young people can open up without pressure or stigma. Allowing our highly skilled and diverse counsellors to reach children, young people and their families who need us.

Qualified, creative and ambitious. Sound like you? As a level 4 qualified therapist / counsellor, you’ll not only work in one to one situations with young people providing clinical assessments and interventions, you’ll also engage in the wider school community to strengthen skills, and promote understanding of child mental health and the importance of early intervention.

Lancaster Girls Grammar School’s vision is to create an environment in which all girls are supported and challenged as they grow in knowledge and confidence; enabling them to reach their full academic and personal potential. We are dedicated to preparing them for success and fulfilment in their futures as resilient, happy and responsible young women, who will make a positive contribution to society.

There is the opportunity for the hours of this role to be split between two counsellors.

As part of a huge community across the United Kingdom you’ll have opportunities to bring your fresh thinking and ideas to the table to help us shape our programmes for today and tomorrow. You’ll have access to an enormous range of training and development and a pathway to develop and grow your career.

For a career with purpose, this is your place.

Recruitment Process

As part of the application, you will need to answer some questions to support your application. Please do answer as thoroughly as you can as your answers will be used in the shortlisting process.

Closing date for applications: Midnight on the 16 June 2024

Interview date: 21 June 2024

Our Benefits

When you work at Place2Be –whether that’s in a school, supporting families, providing clinical supervision, or in IT, Finance, or Fundraising –every role can make the difference to a young person.

To achieve this, we ask that you bring your best self to your role and our commitment to you, is to welcome you into our community, and help you progress. Because we know that you being at your best, means the best outcomes for the children we support.

Here’s just a few things we have on offer:

  • Annual Leave that increases with service
  • Comprehensive learning and development to enable you to
  • progress your career
  • 5% contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance of four times your annual salary
  • A comprehensive employee assistance programme
  • Mobile Phone Discounts (EE network)
  • Wellbeing days to allow you some ‘you’ time
  • Christmas holidays closure period in addition to your annual leave

We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability. We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority ethnic candidates and disabled candidates who are currently underrepresented within our organization.

Safeguarding the young people we support is our top priority. We are committed to recruiting candidates who share this commitment to safeguarding, and we therefore apply robust recruitment and selection procedures to ensure all candidates are appropriate for the roles they apply for and are appropriately screened prior to appointment including DBS checks and social media background checks.

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