Website Place2Be

About Us
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 Contract
Hours: 21hrs p/w
Days: TBC
Location: Larkhall, ML9 1QN
School URL: https://www.larkhall.s-lanark.sch.uk/

As a Mental Health Practitioner/Counsellor, you will effectively manage one to one 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 an effective one to one  service in Place2Be school. This includes undertaking clinical assessments and formulations.

Our teams provides services in our partner schools to build resilience early in life through targeted  interventions.

All of these support a child’s ability to engage in school life and also support the mental health of the whole school community.  Our work, focused on early intervention, is part of the ‘comprehensive CAMHS system’.

You will also undertake one to one or clinical or group work with children and/or young people.As agreed with the Area Manager and school leadership team.

You’ll ensure high quality clinical practice and delivery of an 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.

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 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:

Hold a recognised clinical qualification (in counselling, psychotherapy, clinical psychology, Art/Dance/Drama/Music Therapy)
Hold a recognised membership of a relevant professional body (e.g. BACP / UKCP/NCS/BPS/HCPC)
experience in a clinical role with experience and understanding of working with children, young people and schools
demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the importance of embedding Assessment and Formulation in clinical practice
experience of  safeguarding child protection procedures and policy and commitment to safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
show an understanding of how to run an effective school based mental health project and managing and accounting for overall caseload
have previous experience in developing project plans into sensible, timely actions that meet the expectations of the school and more senior colleagues

1st Interview: Tuesday 04th May 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.