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School Project Manager (Counsellors/Therapists/Psychotherapists)

  • Part time
  • £31,379 pro-rata
  • Paisley
  • Closing 13th December 2022

  • Advertised from 1st December 2022
  • Fixed Term. Hours: 17.5hrs p/w


School Project Manager St Paul's Primary School Scotland

School Project Manager Paisley Grammar School Scotland

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

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
  • one to one counselling
  • online and face to face parenting training
  • 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’.

We're looking for an experienced, confident counsellor to manage the service in school, hold their own caseload, supervise Place2Be Counsellors on Placement and building great relationships with children, families and teachers.

The School Project Manager will oversee a whole school service, supporting counsellors to deliver therapeutic support in St Paul's Primary School, Paisley, 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 enthusiasm and commitment to match our own.

You will:

  • holds a recognised clinical qualification (in counselling, psychotherapy, clinical psychology, Art/Dance/Drama/Music Therapy)
  • hold recognised membership of a relevant professional body(BACP/ PTUK/ UKCP/NCS/BPS)
  • a minimum of 1 years experience in a clinical role working therapeutically with children, young people and schools (Place2Be Placements will be considered)
  • experience of safeguarding child protection procedures andpolicy and commitment to safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
  • has an understanding of how to manage an effective school based mental health project and managing and accounting for overall caseload
  • is able to build relationships through effective communication with all internal and external stakeholders
  • can develop project plans into sensible, timely actions that meet the expectations of the school and more senior colleagues; understands the need for efficiency and timelines in delivery

Please feel free to contact our Recruitment team via if you have any questions about this role, or would like to speak to someone.

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.

Application notes

Closing date: 13/12/2022

Interview Date: 20th December 2022

Please view/download the full Job Description and Person Specification on our website for further details.