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Peripatetic Mental Health Project Worker - East Sussex & West Kent (ID: 1224)

As our new peripatetic project practitioner, you will be required to provide high quality services in schools in situations such as new school set up, School Based Staff long and short-term absences, and extra short-term support as deemed appropriate by the Area Manager.

Hours: 14 hrs p/w
Days: 2
Location: Various schools across East Sussex & West Kent

Contact Eric Haines (Regional Director) with any queries about the role on 07976 159 777.

You will effectively manage all aspects of the Place2Be school project in partnership with the school, ensuring that the children and young people are provided with the right therapeutic and emotional support they need to manage a range of life issues.

You will:

Conduct a full Assessment and Formulation process for children and young people referred to the service and allocate them to a suitable targeted intervention where appropriate
Undertake one-to-one clinical work with children and/or young people
Plan and deliver Place2Talk self-referral drop in
build, develop and maintain effective professional relationships with the Head teacher, school leadership team and wider school community to deliver Place2Be’s model of counselling and therapeutic support
Identify and discuss potential referrals with school staff keeping the line manager informed
Identify and report any safeguarding and child protection concerns following Place2Be’s policies and procedures

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 recognised membership of a relevant professional body(BACP/ PTUK/ UKCP/NCS/BPS)
Post qualified experience in a clinical role and an understanding of children and young people
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: 25/08/2022 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.