As a Mental Health Practitioner/Counsellor, you will 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, high quality clinical practice and delivery of a full and effective service in Place2Be
schools. This includes undertaking clinical assessments and formulations.
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
- brief structured one to one work
- digital platforms
in partnership with external providers
- online and face to face parenting training and
- 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’.
You will also undertake one to one or clinical or group work with children and/or young people and provide Place2Be
services such as Place2Talk, Place2Think and Parent Partnership interventions as agreed with the Area Manager
and school leadership team.
We welcome applications from qualified counsellors who feel that although they may not meet all the requirements for
this role, they have an energy and passion for working with young people in other settings. Demonstrating a
willingness and enthusiasm to learn are key components and each application will be looked at individually.
You'll ensure high quality clinical practice and delivery of a full and effective service in Place2Be schools, by
undertaking clinical assessments and formulations, identifying and delivering appropriate clinical interventions
for children and young people, establishing positive, active and effective relationships with the school and
Place2Be management team and actively participating in staff meetings to share best practice and develop
clinical thinking, knowledge and learning.
Diversity and Inclusion
Place2Be is committed to equal opportunities and anti-discrimination practices and we positively encourage
applications from all sections of the community. We are particularly interested in attracting applications from
applicants from diverse groups.
Additionally, for our clinical roles we are particularly keen in attracting male candidates to reflect the diversity
of the partner schools and communities we work in.
All successful applicants to clinical roles will be asked to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS/PVG.
We are an organisation that is fully committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and take this
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
- Hold a recognised clinical qualification (in counselling, psychotherapy, clinical psychology,
- Hold a recognised membership of a relevant professional body (e.g.
- Experience in a clinical role with experience and understanding of working with
children, young people and schools
- Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the importance of
embedding Assessment and Formulation in clinical practice
- Experience of safeguarding child protection
procedures and policy and commitment to safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
- Show an
understanding of how to run an effective school based mental health project and managing and accounting for
- Have previous experience in developing project plans into sensible, timely actions that
meet the expectations of the school and more senior colleagues
In return we offer you a range of fantastic benefits including:
- Enhanced Annual Leave entitlement
- Robust Learning and Development Programme
- Contributory Pension
- Life Assurance, 4x Annual Salary
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Mobile Phone
Discounts (EE Network)
- Cycle purchase and season ticket loan schemes
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.