Website Place2Be

About The Role
Fixed term contract for 1 year with potential to extend
Hours: 14hrs p/w
Days: Monday and Friday
Location: Fully Remote working, with regular travel within London Thames and North London areas

 

Please note: Home based and car driver essential. You will be covering a maximum of two schools per week. Essential experience primary and secondary schools age children and supervision skills to provide supervision to volunteer counsellors.

 

As our new peripatetic School Project Manager, you’ll be required to provide quality service in schools in situations such as new school set up, cover School Based Staff long and short  term absences and extra support when required.

You will effectively manage all aspects of the Place2Be school project in partnership with the school, ensuring that the children and young people are provided with therapeutic and emotional support.

Please note: You will need to be able to travel regularly to schools within the Area.

 

What will I be responsible,

 

You will:

 

undertake one-to-one clinical work with children and/or young people
plan and deliver Place2Talk
build, develop and maintain effective professional relationships with the Head teacher, school leadership team and wider school community to deliver Place2Be’s model of counselling and therapeutic support
note any safeguarding and child protection concerns; giving advice and support in regards to clinical work and supporting the development of clinical skills and experience
identify and discuss potential referrals with school staff keeping the line manager informed
identify and report any safeguarding and child protection concerns following Place2Be’s policies and procedures
Diversity and Inclusion

Place2Be is committed to equal opportunities and anti-discrimination practices and we positively encourage applications from all sections of the community. We are particularly interested in attracting applications from diverse backgrounds as they are underrepresented.

Additionally, for our clinical roles we are particularly keen in attracting male candidates to reflect the diversity of the partner schools and communities we work in.

All successful applicants to clinical roles will be asked to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS/PVG.

About You
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.

You will:
Holds a recognised clinical qualification (in counselling, psychotherapy, clinical psychology, Art/Dance/Drama/Music Therapy)
Hold recognised membership of a relevant professional body(BACP/ PTUK/ UKCP/NCS/BPS)
Post qualified experience in a clinical role and an understanding of children and young people
Understand how schools work in partnership with clinical practitioners and the importance of these relationship
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the importance of embedding Assessment and Formulation in clinical practice
undertake work with parents, carers and school staff and to hold a clinical caseload with children or young people
provide clinical and managerial supervision to trainee Counsellors on Placement and to ensure their integration into the school environment

1st Interview: 23/24 November ZOOM Video Interview

Please feel free to contact our Recruitment team via jobs@place2be.org.uk if you you have any questions about this role, or would like to speak to someone.

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.

Please view/download the full Job Description and Person Specification on our website for further details.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@PLACE2BE.ORG.UK.

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