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School Wellbeing Counsellor Rosslyn Park Primary and Nursery School

Place2Be is seeking to recruit an exceptional, enthusiastic, resilient and compassionate person to join the East Midlands team as School Project Manager in one of our fantastic Nottingham schools – Rosslyn Park Primary and Nursery School. We're looking for someone who is a great communicator, creative, flexible and above-all puts the children at the heart of everything they do.

About The Role
Permanent 
Hours
: 28hrs p/w
Days: Monday - Thursday
Location: Nottinghamshire, NG8 6DD
School URL: https://www.rosslyn.nottingham.sch.uk/
 

The School

Rosslyn Park Primary & Nursery School – “Aspire to reach higher; be the best that you can be”

Rosslyn Park is a large primary school with just under 700 children, in Aspley (north of Nottingham); which in spite of its size makes sure that every child is treated as an individual, feels valued and has a sense of belonging. You will be working within a wonderful school with extensive support across the school and community. Visit their website for more details:  https://rosslyn.nottingham.sch.uk/about/welcome 

Your role as School Project Manager

As School Project Manager, you will be responsible for managing a team of Place2Be Counsellors on Placement and building great relationships with children, families, and staff, to deliver an outstanding project at Rosslyn Park Primary and Nursery School.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative and dynamic charity focused on improving children’s mental health; providing the vital support children need to build life-long coping skills to thrive. Place2Be seeks to build resilience early in life through a range of universal and targeted interventions, ranging from therapeutic and psychoeducational group work, to parenting training and advice, through to one-to-one counselling for children and parents/carers.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to develop your clinical knowledge and skills in people/project management. You will have access to a wealth of knowledge from within a well-established organisation, extensive training opportunities and the local support of our highly experienced Area Managers and Clinical Supervisors.

This is an extremely rewarding and fulfilling role, working within a passionate and committed team and a chance to make a real difference and ensure that no child has to face mental health problems alone.

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 applicants from diverse groups.

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:
 
hold a recognised clinical qualification (in counselling, psychotherapy, clinical psychology, Art/Dance/Drama/Music Therapy)
hold a recognised membership of a relevant professional body (BACP/PTUK/UKCP/NCS/BPS)
have experience in a clinical role and an understanding of children, young people and schools
understand how schools work in partnership with clinical practitioners
demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the importance of embedding Assessment and Formulation in clinical practice
be able to undertake work with parents, carers and school staff and to hold a clinical caseload with children or young people
be able to provide clinical and managerial supervision to trainee Counsellors on Placement and to ensure their integration into the school environment
Interview Date: Thursday 03rd February 2022 ZOOM Video Interview
  
Please feel free to contact Adam Knowles for an informal discussion about the role by emailing adam.knowles@place2be.org.uk 
 
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.

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