Counselling Training Group Facilitator - Contractor

£120 per session
Contractor - Academic year 2019 - 2020 (24 sessions in total on Tuesdays)
Academic year 2020 onwards (42 sessions in total on Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Core, 175 St John Street, London, EC1V 4LW

Closing Date: Tuesday 21st May 2019 at 11:59pm
Interview Date: TBC
Start Date:  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 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.

Place2Be provides children’s mental health services in 282 primary and secondary schools, and last year provided in-depth training in a further 31 schools, reaching a total school population of over 135,000 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.

Place2Be offers a comprehensive qualification pathway for those wishing to train as counsellors for children and young people.  The Postgraduate Diploma/MA in Counselling Children in Schools, our qualification programme, has been running since 2008.  It is validated by the University of East London and accredited by BACP.  Approximately 24 students are enrolled on the programme in each of the two years of the PG Dip. 

For further details please visit: /training-qualifications/qualifications-in-counselling/postgraduate-diploma.aspx

Overall purpose of the role

The Counselling Training Group Facilitator will be responsible for facilitating student personal development and process groups for those studying on our Postgraduate Diploma/MA in Counselling Children in Schools. They will offer a confidential space to allow students to explore the impact of the training, dynamics of the training group and professional and personal development issues.

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

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 (4% 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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