Barnet
Learning and Practice (L&P)
£17,250 pro rata (from FTE of £17,250 p.a)
Fixed Term
13 Jun 2021
Hours Per Week:
35
Monday-Friday
https://www.londonacademy.org.uk/index.asp

About The Role

Fixed Term (September 2021- July 2022)
Hours: 35hrs p/w
Days: Monday-Friday 
Location: Edgware, HA8 8DE
School URL: https: https://www.londonacademy.org.uk/index.asp

 

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. 

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 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.

1st Interview: Monday 21st June 2021 ZOOM Video Interview
 
 
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.
 
Please view/download the full Job Description and Person Specification on our website for further details.
 

About Us

 
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’. 
 
Through our professional development programme, we are training 1200 Counsellors on Placement each year who build their mental health and counselling skills and experience through practice in our partner schools. We also provide a range of professional development programmes on mental health and wellbeing for school leaders, 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 flourish.    
 
We continue to pilot, trial and explore new ways in which we can develop our practice as well as share learning, expertise and findings from the robust evidence and evaluation we gather. HRH The Duchess of Cambridge is our Royal Patron and Place2Be is one of the founding charity partners of Heads Together. We also work collaboratively with a range of charities and expert organisations to leverage best-in-class knowledge and expertise to inform, develop and improve outcomes for the children, families and schools we support.   

We ask our staff team to share our core values of perseverance, integrity, compassion and creativity, and to have the skills and patience to support some of the UK’s most vulnerable children and families.

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