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

Mental Health Counsellors - Various Scotland

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,000
  • Kirriemuir, Arbroath, Montrose, Kinross & Dundee
  • Closing 28th October 2020

Kirriemuir- Webster’s High School, £18,200 - 3.5 days per week

Arbroath- Arbroath High School, £18,200 - 3.5 days per week

Montrose- Montrose Academy, £18,200 - 3.5 days per week

Kinross- Kinross High School, £18,200 - 3.5 days per week

Dundee- St Paul’s RC Academy, £26,000 - 5 days per week

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 in-cludes 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 commis-sioned 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 and 1-1 intervention work.

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 clinical 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 look-ing for people with the enthusiasm and commitment to match our own.

You will:

  • hold a recognised clinical qualification (in counselling, psychotherapy, clinical psychology)
  • have a recognised membership of a relevant professional body (BACP/ PTUK/ UKCP/NCS/BPS)
  • possess post qualification experience in a clinical role and an understanding of working with people and schools
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the importance of embedding Assessment and Formulation in clinical practice
  • experience of working with diverse communities and reflecting in supervision and with peers on how to work with all aspects of difference in the therapy room

Please note only counsellors or psychotherapists should apply, and they can be registered with BACP or COSCA.

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! Regional Director (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £56,000
  • Scotland (Preferably in the Central Belt with occasional travel to Cardiff, Wales)
  • Closing 24th May 2020

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the UK’s leading children's mental health charity. Place2Be has been providing in-school support and expert professional development to improve the emotional wellbeing of children and young people, families, teachers and school staff for over 25 years.

Place2Be provides children’s mental health services in over 600 primary and secondary schools, reaching a total school population of over 350,000 pupils. The teams at the charity provide a range of services in their 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. They are currently training c1200 Counsellors on Placement each year who build their mental health and counselling skills and experience through practice in their partner schools.

To continue their ambition to reach 10% of schools nationally Place2Be is now looking for an inspirational and passionate leader to join them in the capacity of Regional Director (Scotland) on a permanent basis.

As a Regional Director you will provide strong strategic and professional leadership for all aspects of Place2Be service delivery; translate and deliver Place2Be’s mission, values and business priorities into operational plans, KPIs and local delivery.

In this newly created position as Regional Director you would need to lead, build and develop field-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 setting. The successful candidate needs to have an astute understanding of the clinical work carried out by Place2Be.

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Top job! Regional Director (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £56,000
  • Scotland (Preferably in the Central Belt with occasional travel to Cardiff, Wales)
  • Closing 24th May 2020

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the UK’s leading children's mental health charity. Place2Be has been providing in-school support and expert professional development to improve the emotional wellbeing of children and young people, families, teachers and school staff for over 25 years.

Place2Be provides children’s mental health services in over 600 primary and secondary schools, reaching a total school population of over 350,000 pupils. The teams at the charity provide a range of services in their 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. They are currently training c1200 Counsellors on Placement each year who build their mental health and counselling skills and experience through practice in their partner schools.

To continue their ambition to reach 10% of schools nationally Place2Be is now looking for an inspirational and passionate leader to join them in the capacity of Regional Director (Scotland) on a permanent basis.

As a Regional Director you will provide strong strategic and professional leadership for all aspects of Place2Be service delivery; translate and deliver Place2Be’s mission, values and business priorities into operational plans, KPIs and local delivery.

In this newly created position as Regional Director you would need to lead, build and develop field-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 setting. The successful candidate needs to have an astute understanding of the clinical work carried out by Place2Be.

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Assistant School Counsellor Service Manager x2

  • Full time
  • £16,120
  • Maybole & Girvan
  • Closing 7th September 2020

Maybole- Carrick Academy

Location: Kirkoswald Road, Maybole, KA19 8BP

Girvan- Girvan Academy

Location: 62 The Avenue, Girvan, KA62 9DW

Your new employer:

Place2Be is the leading children's mental health charity providing in-school support and expert training to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and school staff.

We provide emotional and therapeutic services in over 600 primary and secondary schools in England, Scotland and Wales, reaching a school population of approximately 350,000 children - building children's resilience early in life through counselling, creative work and play.

Place2Be also provides training on mental health and wellbeing for teachers and other professionals who work with children and young people, so we can help to build "mentally healthy" schools and communities where all children can thrive and grow up with prospects, not problems.

Are we the type of life changing organisation you’d like to work for? Yes…. read on.

Role Purpose:

To support the School Project Manager, ensuring that the children and young people are provided with therapeutic and emotional support. This is a fixed term training opportunity in which the post holder will be supported to develop the skills and knowledge to progress within the organisation.

Key duties & accountabilities

Ensure high quality clinical practice and delivery of a full and effective service in Place2Be

• Undertake one-to-one clinical work with children and/or young people

• Plan and deliver Place2Talk

• Build and maintain excellent working relationships with the Head teacher, school staff, parents and carers, and the Counsellors on Placement team

• Participate in supervision with the SPM, and discuss and report any concerns or issues arising from the supervisions that have taken place with the Counsellors on Placement or within your own work

• Assess and allocate children and young people to the appropriate Counsellor on Placement

To successfully apply you will:

· Hold a recognised qualification in counselling or therapy

· Previous experience of working with Children and Young people

· Demonstrates understanding of working with children and young people who require or would benefit from emotional and therapeutic support and experience of the school environment

· Demonstrates understanding of a range of therapeutic models and models behaviours aligned to Place2Be and BACP framework

*Please note this role is not suitable for Drama/Art Psychotherapists

The internal job title is Assistant School Project Manager

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Administrator - Scotland & Wales

  • Full time
  • £23,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th September 2020

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’.

We are looking for a highly motivated individuals to provide efficient administration and diary management for the Director for Scotland and Wales and wider management team within our operational services.

As the Administrator for Scotland and Wales Team you will be responsible for liaising with all departments across Place2Be as well as external stakeholders. You will focus on providing administration and diary management for the Director for Scotland and Wales and wider team, ensuring that all internal and external communications are handled in a timely and effective way.

You will be responsible for general administration and coordination across a number of areas including (but not limited to) data input, reporting, organising team meetings, minute taking, diary management, preparation of reporting packs, information cascade. As a frequent first-point of contact, you will play a key role in reflecting the high quality standards and professionalism of our work. You’ll need to be able to use your own initiative and work independently and be competent in using excel and data.

What will I be responsible for in my new role?

You will:

  • provide direct support to the Director, assisting with diary management, forward planning and managing deadlines
  • manage the administration of the regional team, supporting Area Managers and assisting with tasks and projects where needed
  • support with the data input, data review/cleansing and reporting from CRM system and School Services System across the region
  • ensure expenses claims and invoices are processed in a timely manner
  • act as a first point of contact for internal and external queries; prioritising calls sensitively, taking action where possible or redirecting where necessary
  • The successful candidate will have:
  • proficient administration skills and experience, preferably with a background in a Health or Education setting
  • strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to confidently and objectively support and support people at all levels
  • the ability to build effective relationships, both internally and externally
  • experience in project management and managing and developing stakeholder relationships
  • excellent knowledge of IT systems/Databases and MS Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and video conferencing

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/Counsellors

  • Part time
  • £26,000 pro-rata
  • Blairgowrie & Perth
  • Closing 7th October 2020

Mental Health Practitioner/Counsellor Blairgowrie High School - Beeches Road, Blairgowrie, PH10 6PW

Mental Health Practitioner/Counsellor Perth Academy - Murray Place, Perth, PH1 1NJ

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’.

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/ 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

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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School Counsellor Services Manager- Murrayburn Primary School

  • Part time
  • £29,000 pro-rata
  • Murrayburn Primary School, EH11 4NP
  • Closing 11th October 2020

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’.

School Project Managers are the heart of Place2Be’s mission: helping thou-sands of children break through the emotional barriers to learning by provid-ing high-quality counselling and support.

We are looking for experienced Counsellors/Therapists/Psychotherapists to take up posts within Place2Be school projects' as School Project Managers.

We're looking for experienced, confident communicators to manage services in schools in your region – supervising Place2Be Counsellors on Placement, and building great relationships with children, families and teachers.

The School Project Managers will oversee a whole school service, supporting counsellors to deliver therapeutic support across KS1, KS2, KS3 and KS4, providing a range of interventions from one to one counselling, group work, supporting teachers and parents and the school as a whole. This is a great opportunity to work in schools, who have a commitment to the delivery of high impact pastoral care underpinned by early intervention and who value the benefits of having an in-school counselling service.

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 enthu-siasm 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 under-standing 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

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Assistant School Counsellor Service Manager - Carrick Academy

  • Full time
  • £16,120
  • Carrick Academy, KA19 8BP
  • Closing 15th October 2020

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’.

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.

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
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