School Counsellor Service Managers - Dundee

11 Sep 2019
29 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Place2Be have an exciting opportunity for School Counsellor Services Managers to join their newly formed service area based in Dundee. The successful candidates will be a key member in setting up the Place2Be project in one of the six schools which will be coming onboard in the new academic year.

Various School Locations across Dundee

Salary From: £14,000 per annum (pro rata from FTE of £28,000pa)

Work Pattern: 2.5 days per week

School Locations: Various across Dundee

Postocde: DD48EJ

Your new employer:

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 294 primary and secondary schools, reaching a total school population of over 142,000 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.

Your role:

To effectively manage all aspects of the Place2Be school project in partnership with the school, ensuring that the children and young people are provided with therapeutic and emotional support.

Key duties:
  • Undertake one-to-one clinical work with children and/or young people
  • Plan and deliver Place2Talk
  • Plan and deliver group work in consultation with the school and the line manager
  • Identify and discuss potential referrals with school staff keeping the line manager informed
  • Assess and allocate children and young people to the appropriate Counsellor on Placement
  • Noting any safeguarding and child protection concerns; giving advice and support in regard to clinical work and supporting the development of clinical skills and experience
  • Participate in supervision with the Cluster Manager and discuss and report any concerns or issues arising from the supervisions that have taken place with the Counsellors on Placement or within your own work.

The ideal candidate will:
  • Hold a recognised qualification in counselling or therapy
  • Possess recognised membership of a relevant professional body (BACP/ PTUK/ UKCP/NCS/BPS)
  • Have post qualified experience in a clinical role and an understanding of children, young people and schools
  • Have a willingness to undertake clinical assessments and hold clinical case-load
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of child protection policy and procedures and commitment to safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults

Please note the official internal job title is School Project Manager

Closing Date: Sunday 1st September 2019 at 11.59pm

1st Interview: Thursday 5th September or Thursday 12th September 2019

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