Mental Health Practitioner/Counsellor

£14,000 per annum (pro rata from FTE of £28,000pa)  
Permanent 2.5 Days per week (Monday - Wednesday)

Shortlees Primary School
Blacksyke Avenue, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, KA1 4SR

Closing Date: Monday 16th September 2019 at 11:59pm
1st Interview Date: Monday 23rd September 2019
2nd Interview Date: Monday 30th September 2019

In order to apply for this vacancy, you will need to download and complete an Application Form

Please send your completed application form to before the deadline stated above in order to be considered for this position.  Please ensure that you clearly state which role it is that you wish to apply for in your email.

Place2Be is a leading children's mental health charity providing in-school support and expert training to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and school staff.

We provide emotional and therapeutic services in over 294 primary and secondary schools in England, Scotland and Wales, reaching a school population of approximately 142,000 children - building children's resilience early in life through counselling, creative work and play.

Place2Be also provides training on mental health and wellbeing for 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 grow up with prospects, not problems.

If you share our core values of perseverance, integrity, compassion and creativity, we would love you to join us.  It’s sensitive and demanding work – but hugely rewarding and fulfilling - you will be helping give young people brighter futures.

Overall Purpose:

To effectively manage all aspects of the Place2Be provision in partnership with the school, ensuring that the children and young people are provided with therapeutic and emotional support. Ensuring a high quality clinical practice and delivery of a full and effective service in Place2Be schools, which will include undertaking clinical assessments and formulations, one-to-one clinical work with children and/or young people, identifying appropriate clinical interventions for children and young people and providing Place2Talk, Place2Think and Parent Partnership interventions as agreed with your Cluster Manager and the school’s leadership team.


For further details, please view/download the full Job Description and Person Specification.

In accordance with our safer recruitment policy we do not accept CVs and will only consider applicants that have completed our application form

If you are a current Place2Be Counsellor on Placement or employee and wish to apply for this role, you are required to notify your manager/supervisor of your intention to apply and get them to submit a letter of recommendation supporting you in your application.  Please ask your manager/supervisor to contact the Recruitment Team for a recommendation template.

Place2Be is committed to equal opportunities and anti-discrimination practices and we positively encourage applications from all sections of the community.  Because we are keen to reflect the diversity of the partner schools we work in, we are particularly interested in attracting male candidates, as well as candidates from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

Benefits include: Enhanced Annual Leave entitlement - Learning and Development Programme - Company Pension Scheme (5% employer contribution and 3% employee) - Life Assurance 4x gross annual salary - Employee Assistance Programme - Cycle purchase and season ticket loan schemes - Childcare and eye care vouchers - Mobile phone discount

All successful applicants will be asked to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS.

Please note that vacancies may be closed early depending on response rate.  We aim to get back to everyone with the outcome of their application, however, if you do not hear back within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.  We are unable to provide feedback on applications that have not been shortlisted.

Registered charity number 1040756 (England and Wales) SC038649 (Scotland)

Registered Company number 02876150

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