Place 2 Be
Place 2 Be

Charity number 1040756

Place2Be is a 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 280 primary and secondary schools in England, Scotland and Wales, reaching a school population of approximately 120,000 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.

Current vacancies

Assistant School Project Manager (North Ayrshire)

  • Part time
  • £14,321 pro-rata
  • North Ayrshire - Various Schools
  • Closing 18th November 2018

The role of Assistant School Project Manager provides a fixed term opportunity for a candidate to develop the relevant skills and knowledge required to be able to progress within the organisation whilst supporting the School Project Manager by playing a key role in delivering therapeutic and emotional support in schools.

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 give young people brighter futures.

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Place2Be Assistant School Project Manager

  • Part time
  • £14,321 pro-rata
  • Various Primary Schools in North Ayrshire
  • Closing 5th August 2018

Reporting to:Cluster Manager

Place2Be is a 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 280 primary and secondary schools in England, Scotland and Wales, reaching a school population of approximately 120,000 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.

The role of Assistant School Project Manager provides a fixed term opportunity for a candidate to develop the relevant skills and knowledge required to be able to progress to full time School Project Manager whilst playing a key role in delivering therapeutic and emotional support in schools.

We are looking for a qualified clinician who is a confident communicator and able to assist the School Project Manager with managing a high quality Place2Be service in school. This involves assisting with: promoting the service; building great relationships with the school – with children, families and school staff; ensuring excellent record keeping and the highest standards of safeguarding and welfare of children within the school.

A recognised counselling or therapy qualification is essential, and substantial post-qualifying experience is very desirable, along with a good knowledge of the school environment. Above all you will show enthusiasm and commitment to helping children and young people thrive and reach their full potential.

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 give young people brighter futures.

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This vacancy has now closed

Place2Be Trainer within Teacher Education

  • Full time
  • £35,000
  • University of Stirling, 4 Union Street, Stirling FK8 1NZ
  • Closing 12th July 2018

Reporting to:Head of Service Delivery - Scotland and Wales

Place2Be is a 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 280 primary and secondary schools in England, Scotland and Wales, reaching a school population of approximately 120,000 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.

Overall purpose of the role

This is a two year post, in the first instance, piloting an approach that supports and builds capacity for trainee teachers and their tutors in the area of mental health and wellbeing. It has arisen out of the recognition that teachers in primary and secondary schools are increasingly faced with children with complex emotional and mental health issues. This project focusses on capacity building within two teacher education institutions allowing for a strengthened approach in relation to the understanding, skills and knowledge around mental health and emotional resilience.

Teacher Education traditionally has had a limited focus on the areas of emotional literacy and mental health, and more generally, teachers today practise with very little support and supervision in these areas. This pilot aims to explore the impact of addressing these issues in the early training of teachers, with a view to:

·Support teachers of the future to contribute to mentally healthy school communities

·Strengthen reflective practice around health and wellbeing

·Increase knowledge about children's mental health and wellbeing

·Build personal leadership qualities in all staff to respond to mental health needs

·Build teacher resilience and career longevity

This is a first for Place2Be, enabling us to build our understanding of the impact we can have within a teacher education institution. We will use this pilot to learn and refine our offer in the future, both within Scotland and throughout the UK.

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Place2Be School Based Counsellor

  • Part time
  • £22,333 pro-rata
  • Blacklands Primary School, David's Crescent, Kilwinning, North Ayrshire KA13 6JJ
  • Closing 5th August 2018

Place2Be is a 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 280 primary and secondary schools in England, Scotland and Wales, reaching a school population of approximately 120,000 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.

We are looking for a qualified clinician who is a confident communicator and able to provide a high quality Place2Be service in school. This involves: delivering 1:1 counselling to children, promoting the service; building great relationships with the school – with children, families and school staff; ensuring excellent record keeping and the highest standards of safeguarding and welfare of children within the school.

A recognised counselling or therapy qualification is essential, and substantial post-qualifying experience is very desirable, along with a good knowledge of the school environment. Above all you will show enthusiasm and commitment to helping children and young people thrive and reach their full potential.

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 give young people brighter futures.

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This vacancy has now closed

Place2be School Project Manager

  • Part time
  • £28,000 pro-rata
  • North Ayrshire - St Peter's Primary
  • Closing 12th August 2018

Place2Be is a 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 280 primary and secondary schools in England, Scotland and Wales, reaching a school population of approximately 120,000 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.

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

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

A recognised counselling or therapy qualification is essential, and you’ll need substantial post-qualifying experience, along with a good knowledge of the school environment. But most important of all to us is your approach: this is an exciting, dynamic organisation doing amazing work, so we’re looking for people with the enthusiasm and commitment to match our own.

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 give young people brighter futures.

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This vacancy has now closed

Place2Be School Project Manager x2

  • Part time
  • £28,000 pro-rata
  • All schools based in/near Paisley, Renfrewshire
  • Closing 14th October 2018

Place2Be is a 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 280 primary and secondary schools in England, Scotland and Wales, reaching a school population of approximately 120,000 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.

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

We’re looking for experienced, confident communicators to set up and manage new projects in schools in 5 schools across Renfrewshire – supervising Place2Be Volunteer Counsellors, and building great relationships with children, families and teachers. These schools include:

· Heriot Primary School – Heriot Avenue, Foxbar, Paisley, Renfrewshire PA2 0DS

· Paisley Grammar School – Glasgow Road, Paisley, Renfrewshire PA1 3RP

A recognised counselling or therapy qualification is essential, and you’ll need substantial post-qualifying experience, along with a good knowledge of the school environment. But most important of all to us is your approach: this is an exciting, dynamic organisation doing amazing work, so we’re looking for people with the enthusiasm and commitment to match our own.

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 give young people brighter futures.

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