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School Wellbeing Counsellor Fox Primary School

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.

Permanent Contract
Hours
: 14hrs p/w
Days: Tuesday and Wednesday or Wednesday and Thursday
Location: Kensington, W8 7PP
School URL: https://www.fox.rbkc.sch.uk/

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
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 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.

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)
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 and policy 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 
 
 1st Interview: 13th July 2022 ZOOM Video Interview
 
Please feel free to contact our Recruitment team via jobs@place2be.org.uk if you 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.
 
Please view/download the full Job Description and Person Specification on our website for further details.

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