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 1 year with possibility of extension
Hours: 24hrs p/w home-based, Online School Counsellor/ Mental Health Practitioner
Days: 3 days TBC
Location: Anywhere in the UK
School URL: thursohighschool.org.uk

Please note: You will need to have a good understanding of the Scottish Education System

As an Online School Counsellor/ Mental Health Practitioner, you will effectively manage the Place2Be counselling provision in partnership with the high school and children in P6/P7 from associated primaries ensuring that the children and young people are provided with therapeutic and emotional support, and high quality clinical practice. This includes undertaking clinical assessments and formulations.

You will undertake one to one online counselling with children and/or young people and may provide Place2Be services such as Groupwork, Place2Talk, Place2Think and Parent Partnership interventions, also online, as agreed with the Area Manager and school leadership team.  This is a home-based role delivering services remotely.

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.
You will be responsible for 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.

 
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)
– Must have an understanding of the Scottish System
– 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 13th April 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.

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.