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Placement Opportunities for PTUK Students

Students seeking training placements in the UK should consult our Placements page HERE. Organisations offering placements should email details to - there is no charge for this service.

Dudley Counselling Centre

Dudley Counselling Centre wishes to commission a Play Therapist to work with children aged between 3 and 12/13 who are experiencing emotional distress or behaviours that are detrimental to their development, mental wellbeing and education. The service provider will adopt a professional approach within the team; to the children and their families and to the wider community. The service provider will support the Centre Manager to achieve agreed goals and outcomes. The service provider will support/be sympathetic to the Christian ethos of the Charity.

The service provider must be currently a Play Therapist on the Play Therapy UK Accredited Register.

Contracted service/ self employed - 6 sessional hours/by arrangement at £18 per session.

Closing date : 25th April 2016

For more information please contact Dudley Counselling Centre Manager Amy Matthews on 01384 239222 or 07722536644 or email

North East Lincolnshire Council - Play Therapist

We are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced Play Therapist to enhance our already successful counselling and therapeutic service for young people.

The successful candidate will have at least one years’ experience, with a current counselling qualification also being desirable.

The post will require you to work in schools/academies on a daily basis, and require you to be responsible for your own caseload.

The key responsibilities in this post are as follows:
  • To undertake assessment and play therapy with young people
  • To develop evidence based practice
  • To be a member of a professional body, such as PTUK
  • To attend clinical supervision as provided by Young People’s Support Services
  • To attend meetings as and when required
  • To keep personal notes in line with current procedure
  • To be responsible for reporting any matters in relation to child protection and safeguarding
Please direct all enquiries to Paul Caswell via or 07890 315752.

This position is initially fixed term for 12 months, 37 hours per week, term time (195 days). The salary on offer is £23,299.49.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring check.

Play Therapist (28 hours per week for 39 weeks per year)

Additional benefits include support towards clinical supervision, CPD (Continual Personal Development) training & 3% employer contribution pension

Additional benefits include clinical supervision, PTUK/BAPT membership, CPD (Continual Personal Development) training, insurance & 3% employer contribution pension

Govan Home and Education Link Project (Govan HELP) is a family education support charity based in Govan, Glasgow. Funding has been secured to allow for the expansion and development of our children’s therapeutic services.

The successful candidate will have at least one year’s post qualifying Play Therapy experience, and deliver individual Play Therapy, Therapeutic Groupwork & pre-5 child and parent Theraplay Groups.

The Play Therapist will work alongside other Govan HELP staff (which includes other Play Therapists) in order to offer a programme of integrated supports to children and families.

This post is subject to PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) membership.

Govan HELP is committed to providing equal opportunities for all.
  • Closing date for applications – Monday 14th March 2016 at 12noon
Visit to access the job description & application form

For further information please contact Joanne Aitken by email: or on 0141 445 6481

Children's Therapy Practitioner

£32,221 - £33,610 pro rata incl. ILW + 3% Pension contribution
2 days a week
BRENT, London

You will work to support, develop and undertake therapeutic work with children who have lived with domestic violence with the aim of increasing their safety and wellbeing. Processing referrals, and making assessments as part of our multi-disciplinary team, you’ll undertake semi long-term work for suitable cases.

You will support the Children’s Therapy Manager in the development of DVIP’s innovative and unique therapeutic service in Brent, and be involved in the linkage of this work to DVIP’s wider interventions with families exposed to Domestic abuse.

You will have experience of working within child protection procedures, knowledge and skills in supporting children recovering from exposure to domestic abuse, with ideally 2 years post-qualifying experience as a therapy practitioner.

The successful candidates will be required to undertake enhanced DBS disclosure.
  • Closing date: 17th March 2016
  • Interviews: 22nd March 2016
To apply, please download an application pack:

DVIP is an innovative voluntary sector organisation with over 20 years of experience in providing specialist programmes for male perpetrators of violence, and a range of support services for women and children who have experienced abuse.

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