• Full Time
  • London

Website Place2Be

Place2Be is the leading children’s mental health charity providing in-school support and expert professional development to improve the emotional wellbeing of children and young people, families, teachers and school staff. Place2Be provides mental health support and training for over 600 primary and secondary schools, reaching a total school population of over 350,000 pupils.

Our teams provide a range of services in our partner schools to build resilience early in life through counselling, creative work and play and support a child’s ability to engage in school life.  Our work, focused on early intervention, is part of the ‘comprehensive CAMHS system’.

About The Role
Fixed Term (September 2021- July 2022)
Hours: 35hrs p/w
Days: Monday-Friday
Location: Edgware, HA8 8DE
School URL: https: https://www.londonacademy.org.uk/index.asp

The Assistant School Project Manager provides a wonderful opportunity for a recently qualified counsellor with ideally a year’s post qualification experience to develop the relevant skills and knowledge required to be able to progress within the ranks of our internal Counsellor/Therapist career pathway. Providing day to day support to the School Project Manager you will play a central role in delivering therapeutic and emotional support in schools.

As part of your role you will be responsible for delivering, one-to-one clinical work with children and young people, Place2Talk (a lunchtime self-referral service), assisting with group work, providing one-to-one clinical work with children and/or young people, participating in supervision with the SPM, discussing and reporting any concerns or issues arising from the supervisions that have taken place with the Counsellors on Placement or with your own work, assessing and allocating children and young people to an appropriate Counsellor on Placement.


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 Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

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 some 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:

Hold a recognised qualification in counselling or therapy
Possess recognised membership of a relevant professional body(BACP/ PTUK/ UKCP/NCS/BPS)
Preferably have one year post qualification experience as a practicing therapist or counsellor with an understanding of various therapeutic disciplines
have previous experience of working with Children and Young people
Demonstrate understanding of working with children and young people who require or would benefit from emotional and therapeutic support and experience of the school environment.

1st Interview: Monday 07th June 2021 ZOOM Video Interview

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 please visit careers.place2be.org.uk.