Location
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Department
Learning and Practice (L&P)
Advertising Salary
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Vacancy Type
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Careers Site Advertising End Date
09 Aug 2021
HoursHours Per Week:
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Working Pattern
Wednesday +TBC

About The Role

Permanent
Hours: 14hrs p/w
Days: Wednesday and TBC
Location: London, SE1 6AF
School URL: https://arkglobe.org/

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
  • Brief structured one to one work
  • Digital platforms in partnership with Healios, Kooth and SHOUT Crisis textline
  • Parenting training and advice as well as one to one counselling for parents/carers
  • 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 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.

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 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)
  • Post qualified experience in a clinical role and an understanding of children, young people and schools
  • Understand how schools work in partnership with clinical practitioners and the importance of these relationship
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the importance of embedding Assessment and Formulation in clinical practice 
  • undertake work with parents, carers and school staff and to hold a clinical caseload with children or young people
  • provide clinical and managerial supervision to trainee Counsellors on Placement and to ensure their integration into the school environment
 
1st Interview: Monday 16th August 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. Last year, Place2Be worked directly with 700 schools through our in-school mental health services or training, reaching a school community of over 380,000 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 c1200 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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