Place2Be
Place2Be

Charity number 1040756

Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools. We provide mental health support in schools through one-to-one and group counselling using tried and tested methods backed by research. We also offer expert training and professional qualifications.

Current vacancies

Learning and Development Manager - Scotland

  • Full time
  • £40,705
  • Across Scotland
  • Closing 4th January 2022

Can you help us to support more children and young people in Scotland with their mental health and emotional wellbeing?

Are you a qualified clinician experienced in children's mental health and wellbeing, who is able to project manage, train others, and develop learning opportunities to meet the needs of the education and counselling workforce in Scotland?

As a Learning and Development Manager in Scotland for Place2Be, you will have the opportunity to work at the frontline of our work with a range of professionals supporting their learning and enabling them to make a difference to children and young people's mental health.

The role of Learning and Development Project Manager Scotland will be varied including: project managing and co-ordinating the effective delivery and development of learning and practice programmes in Scotland and coordinating the contextualisation of Place2Be’s learning and practice resources for Scotland. The role will work with colleagues across Place2Be in Learning and Practice, Communications and Marketing, Research and Evaluation and Business Development.

You will share our core values of perseverance, integrity, compassion and creativity and are looking for trainers who are confident to work with diverse groups of people.

As part of your role, you will deliver consistent high quality training courses, upholding the reputation of Place2Be by:

• project Managing Learning and Development opportunities in Scotland

• project Managing Learning and Development opportunities in Scotland

• developing programmes assigned by Place2Be, to a high-quality standard

• delivering Place2Be’s programmes with confidence, inspiring each participant with an awareness of the importance of mental health and their opportunity and ability to bring about change

• recruiting and supporting other clinicians to deliver Place2Be's programmes with confidence

• presenting a professional impression of the organisation working with external stakeholders to ensure our offer meets their needs

• communicating with internal and external stakeholder to ensure quality training delivery in line with Place2Be's mission and values that meets the needs of professionals supporting children and young people.

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 applicants from diverse backgrounds as they are underrepresented.

About You

The Successful Candidate will have:

• experience of operational programme delivery/management in a mental health, education or social care setting

• previous experience of cross-team project management, including working with external partners

• initiative, build and maintain sustainable key stakeholder relationships internally and externally

• experience of working dynamically with diversity and difference to bring about change

• fluency in using Microsoft Office, emails, cloud-based technology and the internet

• experience of project work in education, health, social care or other public sector setting

• a Project Management qualification or significant equivalent experience (4+ years) - desirable

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School Counsellor Service Manager- Stirling and Surrounding Areas

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,000
  • Stirling & Surrounding areas - Peripatetic posts across a number of Primary Schools
  • Closing 18th April 2021

Children’s mental health charity, Place2Be, has been providing in-school support and expert training to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and school staff in Scottish primary and secondary schools since 2001.

Starting with an initial pilot in two Edinburgh primary schools, Place2Be Scotland now reaches over 14,000 pupils and their families in schools across Glasgow, Edinburgh, South Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, Dundee, Angus, Perth and Kinross and South Ayrshire. Our training programme includes a Mental Health Champions Foundation Course available free of charge to 50,000 teachers across the UK and support for School Leaders.

As an established leader in the field Place2Be has also been commissioned by the Scottish Government to deliver a nationwide support service for school leaders, teachers and staff across Scotland. In addition we are working in partnership with the University of Edinburgh to support teachers of the future to develop their resilience, understand children’s mental health and wellbeing and contribute to mental healthy schools.

We are committed to supporting the social, emotional and mental wellbeing of children and young people in the crucial formative years of their lives. Our expert teams provide pupils and their families with emotional and therapeutic support, as well as delivering training within school communities. All of our work is evidence-based, using tried and tested methods, backed by research.

As a Mental Health Practitioner/Counsellor, you will effectively manage all aspects of the Place2Be 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 of a full and effective service in Place2Be schools. This includes undertaking clinical assessments and formulations.

You will also undertake one to one or clinical or group work with children and/or young people and provide Place2Be services such as Place2Talk, Place2Think and Parent Partnership interventions as agreed with the Area Manager and school leadership team.

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.

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 ap-proach; 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 counselling or therapy qualification
  • have current membership of a relevant professional body (BACP/ PTUK/ UKCP/NCS/BPS)
  • possess post qualification experience in a clinical role and an understanding of children and young people
  • demonstrate understanding of working with children and young people who require or would benefit from emotional and therapeutic support
  • demonstrates understanding of a range of therapeutic models
  • be able to travel regularly as rural locations included in this post (Car preferably)
  • show strong experience, be organised and a dynamic individual

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 fami-lies, we would love you to join us. It’s sensitive and demanding work – but hugely rewarding and ful-filling - you will be helping to give young people a brighter future.

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Family Practitioner/Counsellors x 17

  • Full time
  • £29,000
  • South Wales, Edinburgh & Dundee
  • Closing 23rd May 2021

The role of the Family Practitioner is to deliver a range of targeted individual and group interventions with parents, carers, children and young people within a school setting to improve outcomes for children and their families. This role, is in line with our ethos, which places an emphasis on early intervention.

As our new Family Practitioner, you will work in partnership with parents to strengthen parental capacity and family relationships, especially with relation to managing challenging behaviour, and to increase parental engagement in their local school community and in children’s education and development. In this role, you will include a combination of face to face work in schools in the allocated area and remote working from home or office.

We very much welcome a range of clinical backgrounds with relevant parenting work experience, and are especially interested in applications from clinical psychologists, family therapists, social workers and counselling psychologists as well as counsellors and psychotherapists.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

• Engage with families and develop and maintain a supportive and empowering relationship founded on mutual respect, trust and the existing strengths of families.

• Maintain a caseload of families, providing individual support and group interventions as part of the child/family action plan.

• Work in partnership with parents to encourage independence and self-reliance and to help them to develop a consistent and positive approach to parenting aimed at addressing behaviour's and overcoming challenges.

• Promote and facilitate parental understanding of a child’s needs.

In addition you'll hold membership of a relevant professional body (BACP/UKCP/NCS/BPS – BASW (British Association for Social Workers)/AFT (Association for Family Practice and Systemic Practice)'.

The successful candidate will have:

• a recognised clinical qualification in family interventions/counselling/Childhood Development/Social Work

• a recognised membership of a relevant professional body (BACP/UKCP/NCS/BPS – BASW (British Association for Social Workers)/AFT (Association for Family Practice and Systemic Practice)

• post qualified experience in a clinical role and an understanding of children, young people, families and schools

• a clear understanding of child protection policy and procedures and commitment to safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults

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

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Mental Health Practitioner/ Online Counsellor

  • Part time
  • £26,000 pro-rata
  • Anywhere in the UK
  • Closing 13th August 2021

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.

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 psychotherapy 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 or psychotherapy. Because of the funding stream for this post, we cannot accept applications from arts therapists or play therapists.)
  • 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
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Top job! Business Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £47,834
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th September 2021

As the Business Development Manager for Scotland, you will play a key role growing our services in Scotland support children and young people to access vital mental health support.

Your role will include the identification and delivery of new business opportunities in line with the organisational and Scotland business development working with a range of potential stakeholders, including schools, local and national Government and healthcare agencies including NHS Boards.

You will work closely with the service delivery team to maximise opportunities and to ensure that robust processes are in place, in line with established processes and procedures to ensure onboarding and contractual requirements are met. You will also play a key part to ensure that Place2Be are aware of all relevant development opportunities.

You will bring enthusiasm and leadership skills to the team during this exciting period of growth for the organisation.

What will I be responsible for in my new role?

You will:

  • identify opportunities through scanning, pipeline development and timely evaluation for business development opportunities in line with the organisational and Scotland business plan
  • lead and advise on business development strategies and tactics
  • ensure any tender responses or business development proposals are of the quality to be successful
  • develop extensive and effective networks and relationships with potential commissioners to include schools and other educational services commissioners
  • ensure all deadlines are met throughout the role and other activities as required in relation to contract management

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:

  • experience in project management and managing and developing stakeholder relationships
  • strong written and verbal skills including effective tender writing and bid writing
  • the ability to coordinate multiple bid/projects with strong time management and prioritisation skills
  • strong knowledge of formal tendering processes and commercial awareness
  • experience of information analysis, essential for communicating business, finance and workforce plans

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.

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Mental Health Practitioner/Counsellor Stirling and Surrounding Areas

  • Part time
  • £26,000 pro-rata
  • Stirling and Surrounding Areas
  • Closing 24th October 2021

1 part-time, 2 day post (2 primary schools, 1 day per school) Mental Health Practitioner/School Counsellor

As a Mental Health Practitioner/Counsellor, you will effectively manage all aspects of the Place2Be 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 of a full and effective service in Place2Be schools. This includes undertaking clinical assessments and formulations.

You will also undertake one to one or clinical or group work with children and/or young people and provide Place2Be services such as Place2Talk, Place2Think and Parent Partnership interventions as agreed with the Area Manager and school leadership team.

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.

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 counselling or therapy qualification
  • have current membership of a relevant professional body (BACP/COSCA)
  • possess post qualification experience in a clinical role and an understanding of children and young people
  • demonstrate understanding of working with children and young people who require or would benefit from emotional and therapeutic support
  • demonstrates understanding of a range of therapeutic models
  • be able to travel regularly as rural locations included in this post (Car preferably)
  • show strong experience, be organised and a dynamic individual

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.

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Community Mental Health Practitioner/Counsellor (Carrick and Girvan Academies)

  • Part time
  • £26,000 pro-rata
  • South Ayrshire - Carrick Academy & Girvan Academy
  • Closing 31st October 2021

School URLs: carrickacademysayr.weebly.com and girvanacademy.sayr.sch.uk

As our Community Mental Health Practitioner, you will work in partnership with the Carrick Academy and Girvan Academy school communities in South Ayrshire, with an outward facing priority towards community collaboration ensuring that the young people are provided with therapeutic and emotional support, high quality clinical practice and delivery of a full and effective service. This includes undertaking clinical assessments and formulations.

This is a new role which is embedded within the local community, as such the successful candidate will be highly motivated and flexible, to help develop an innovate service across Carrick and Girvan community in collaboration with the schools and our staff in those schools. A key part of this role will be identifying and building effective links with the local community, including statutory and third sector partners, who work with young people in the area. Evening work and travel to both school communities, is expected.

You will receive referrals from our community partners, undertake clinical work with young people and possibly provide Place2Be services such as Place2Talk, Place2Think and Parent Partnership interventions as agreed with the Area Manager, and school based Mental Health Practitioners within each school. This work may take place in a school or community setting during business hours. Input to community groups will take place in evenings.

You'll ensure high quality clinical practice and delivery of a full and effective service, by undertaking clinical assessments and formulations, identifying and delivering appropriate clinical interventions for young people, establishing positive, active and effective relationships with the school and community partners 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)
  • 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

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.

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Top job! Business Development Manager

  • Full time
  • £47,834
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th November 2021

Can you help us to support more children and young people in Scotland with their mental health and emotional wellbeing?

Are you a successful Business Development Professional skilled at income generation, tenders and bid management, stakeholder engagement, relationship management and communication?

As the Business Development Manager for Scotland, you will play a key role in growing our services in Scotland to support children and young people to access vital mental health support when they need it

Your role will include the identification and delivery of new business opportunities in line with the organisational and Scotland business development working with a range of stakeholders, including schools, local and national Government, education and healthcare agencies.

You will work closely with the service delivery team to maximise opportunities and to ensure that robust processes are in place to ensure onboarding and contractual requirements are met.

You will bring enthusiasm and leadership skills to the team during this exciting period of growth for the organisation.

What will I be responsible for in my new role?

You will:

  • identify opportunities through scanning, pipeline development and timely evaluation for business development opportunities in line with the organisational and Scotland business plan
  • lead and advise on business development strategies and tactics
  • identify and respond to tender opportunities ensuring that any tender responses or business development proposals are of the quality to be successful develop extensive and effective networks and relationships with potential commissioners including schools, Local Authorities, education and health bodies
  • ensure all deadlines are met throughout the role and other activities as required in relation to contract management

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 applicants from diverse groups.

About You

The successful candidate will have:

  • experience in a wide range of income generation activity including proposals, bids, tenders and funding applications
  • project management and managing and developing stakeholder relationships
  • strong written and verbal skills including effective tender writing and bid writing
  • the ability to coordinate multiple bid/projects with strong time management and prioritisation skills
  • strong knowledge of formal tendering processes and commercial awareness
  • experience of information analysis, essential for communicating business, finance and workforce plans

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.

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Top job! Director for Scotland

  • Full time
  • £56,000
  • Scotland, remote working option available
  • Closing 30th November 2021

We are delighted to be recruiting a Director for Scotland , this is a key role in leading Place2Be in Scotland.

Reporting to Director of Operations, you will provide strategic leadership for all aspects of Place2Be service delivery in Scotland, ensuring that Place2Be delivers great services to our schools, supporting the needs of children in Scotland.

You will have overall responsibility for leading and developing our mental health services in Scotland.

You will lead, build and develop school-based service management teams, ensuring appropriate professional development, training and succession plans are in place and that resources are available to meet service commitments.

To be considered for this position you will have a demonstrable track record of delivering results with quality outcomes. You will need to be a collaborative team player, concerned with team success as well as individual performance.

You must have experience of financial and budget management including planning, development, forecasting and business development.

The successful candidate needs to have a clear understanding of the requirements of delivering services to schools in Scotland and the stakeholder environment.

What will I be responsible for in my new role?

Following geographical regions:

  • Scotland (all areas)
  • Scotland East
  • Scotland West
  • Scotland North

Travel across this region may be required

Main responsibilities:

You will:

  • drive and deliver high quality standards in Place2Be schools; ensuring standards are met or exceeded
  • ensure policies and procedures are effectively implemented and adhered to
  • hold accountability for school retention and development of partnerships with Place2Be schools
  • Identify opportunities for growth and development through partnership building with a range of stakeholders
  • lead, build and develop effective relationships with the Scotland Business Development Manager and Scotland Clinical Lead to ensure continued delivery and expansion of Place2Be services
  • take lead responsibility for safeguarding management and work with the Head of Safeguarding to ensure best practice of all safeguarding issues and concerns in line with Place2Be’s policy
  • be accountable for Place2Be service that delivers a whole-school approach to mental health; involving sourcing adequate numbers of trainee counsellors through local colleges, universities and other providers

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 candidates from diverse groups who are underrepresented.

About You

As the successful candidate, you will:

  • possess degree level qualification or equivalent
  • have experience leading multi-functional teams at senior management level and fostering a culture of learning, growth and professional development
  • have a track record of delivering results with quality outcomes
  • have demonstrable experience in leading and developing clinical services for children and young people
  • experience of previously building and nurturing strong relationships both internally and externally
  • experience of financial and budget management including planning, development, forecasting and setting
  • have a proven ability to think strategically, use initiative and to actively seek innovative approaches to problem solving and delivering results
  • possess strong interpersonal skills including motivation, negotiating, influencing and networking to build strong internal and external relationships
  • have good understanding of quality assurance and effective performance monitoring
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Top job! Operations Manager Scotland

  • Full time
  • £44,000
  • Scotland, remote working option available
  • Closing 1st December 2021

Can you help us to support more children and young people in Scotland with their mental health and emotional wellbeing?

As an Area Manager for Scotland North, you will be responsible for a team of Mental Health Practitioners who deliver one to one interventions across secondary and primary schools across Tayside and the Highlands, as well as School Project Managers who deliver a wide range of interventions with our partner schools.

With a shared commitment for improving outcomes for children, and providing excellent services for schools, you will have a key eye for service delivery; delivering on Place2Be’s mission, values and business priorities. This role works across a geographical area reporting directly to the Director for Scotland.

You will bring passion and strong organisational skills to the team during this exciting period of opportunity for the organisation.

What will I be responsible for in my new role?

You will:

  • ensure high quality clinical practice and delivery of a full and effective service in all Place2Be schools provide Safeguarding and Child Protection support for staff and volunteers
  • establish and maintain positive and active relationships with head teachers in partner schools and local authority stakeholders
  • undertake regular line management responsibilities of team members, reviewing on an ongoing basis delivery components in line with agreed outputs and KPIs
  • analyse and use service data from your team and schools to inform and improve your team’s performance
  • support people development; nurture skills and talent across your team to enable people to grow and develop
  • Identify opportunities to provide training and skills development for local schools and partners such as Multi-Academy Trusts and the wider children’s workforce

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 (BAME) 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:

  • experience of managing medium/large teams which may be multidisciplinary in nature to deliver locality/service objectives
  • knowledge of relevant national policies, best practices, quality frameworks and local approaches to implementation within the specific area of mental health support for children and young people
  • experience managing and leading health / social care / education services in either the statutory or voluntary sector
  • the ability to influence people at all levels, in a clear, persuasive and tactful way
  • strong multi-tasking skills, be flexible and show an ability to manage conflicting priorities
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Mental Health Practitioner/Counsellor Our Lady's RC Primary

  • Part time
  • £26,000 pro-rata
  • Dundee, DD3 7DL
  • Closing 2nd December 2021

As a Mental Health Practitioner/Counsellor, you will effectively manage all aspects of the Place2Be 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 of a full and effective service in Place2Be schools. This includes undertaking clinical assessments and formulations.

Our teams provide a range of services in our partner schools to build resilience early in life through a range of universal and targeted interventions:

• therapeutic and psychoeducational group work

• Brief structured one to one work

• Digital platforms in partnership with Healios, Kooth and SHOUT Crisis textline

• Consultation with school staff

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 and provide Place2Be services such as Place2Talk, Place2Think and Parent Partnership interventions as agreed with the Area Manager and school leadership team.

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.

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 applicants from diverse groups.

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

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 scheme
  • 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.

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