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

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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This vacancy has now closed

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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