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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.

Operational & Therapeutic Services Coordinator (job-share)
We are seeking a qualified therapist, with strong operational skills and experience, for job-share Co-ordinator role.

Hours: 14 hours per week initially, ideally to be worked on Mon, Weds and Thursday.
Salary: £30,600 Per Annum (Pro-rata)
Contract: Fixed term to 31 August 2016 and beyond, pending funding.

Please complete an Application form to apply (No CVs please)

Deadline: 5pm on Wednesday 10th June 2015
Interviews: Wednesday 17th and Friday 19th June 2015

Please visit our website for full details:

About Carefree Kids

Carefree Kids is a small but growing, dynamic, independent charity dedicated to the emotional well-being of children, young people and their parents/carers in Waltham Forest (NE London) and the surrounding boroughs (currently Redbridge and Newham). Having started from small beginnings in 2003, we now work with about 25 local schools to provide weekly therapeutic play sessions for 70+ children aged 3 – 16 who have emotional or behavioural difficulties.

We recruit, train and supervise community volunteers to deliver individual non-directive therapeutic play (and in some cases art or drama therapies or counselling) for those who need it most. We also welcome trainee therapists from certain courses.

Our flexible, child-led approach promotes free expression, encouraging children to release emotions they are unable to express verbally. By offering a safe and confidential space, at a regular time each week, it is possible for them to work through the difficulties they face at their own pace and in their own way.

We provide tailor-made support to those parents and carers who want it. We offer training for school staff in Everyday Therapeutic Responses. Our most recent project, ‘Before Becoming a Parent’, aims to increase empathy and understanding amongst primary and secondary students with the long-term purpose of fostering good-enough parenting.

Our aim is to offer the highest standards in our work and relationships with our schools, children, parents and carers and to make all our services affordable, sustained, accessible, flexible, prompt, imaginative and minimally bureaucratic.

We receive consistently positive feedback on the work that we do and there is a growing demand for our services.

Childrens Play Therapist - Part time
Cogwheel is a small independent charity based in mainly Cambridge, with hubs in Sawston and Ely. We currently have vacancies for two part time Play therapists or counsellors experienced with working with children.

Hours of working: Approx three/four hours either Monday, Thursday or Friday evening, starting late afternoon (after school) and ending by 7 to 7.30pm
Start date: September 2015
Site: Cambridge
No. of clients: 3 children
Group Supervision provided: Approx. twice a month
Insurance provided
Holidays: Pro-rata
Annual appraisal
Salary: Approx. £52.62 per week

Reporting to : Head of Counselling

Specific tasks Essential
Deliver play therapy/counselling to children once a week from ages 6 to 18
Work with three clients per week
Write up clinical notes
Undertake assessments
Attend supervision
Compliance with Cogwheel’s policies and procedures
Keep up accurate, confidential and up to date records
Maintain CPD
Undertake training as required
Able to attend induction days in early July- negotiable

Essential person specification
Direct and extensive experience of working therapeutically with children
Experience of working with brief and long term therapy
Recognised qualification
Ability to self-reflect and be open to clinical/organisational changes
Good interpersonal skills and the ability to be part of a team
Experience of personal therapy
A good level of literacy
A commitment to working within the concepts of equal opportunities and diversity
Ability to maintain professional standards and boundaries
An ability to work within a recognised and ethical framework
Able to work after school hours

Please contact for a job description and an application form.

Closing date: Monday 15th June
Shortlisting: Wednesday 17th June
Interviews: 29th June
Induction: To be arranged in the early part of July - negotiable

Well-being co-ordinator/Play therapist required in Merseyside
School Name: Broad Oak Community Primary School
School Address: Brunswick Street, Parr, WA9 2JE
Job Title: Well-being co-ordinator/Play therapist
Pay: Band H SCP 29-31 (£24892-£26539)
Hours: 16.25 hours per week, term time only +5 days

This is initially a fixed term position for 12 months linked to pupil premium funding.

Details: required for September 2015, a play therapist to join our friendly, talented and caring team that supports our Broad Oak family in a lively and creative setting.

Broad Oak is a popular school that is growing all the time. We enjoy excellent relationships with our families and the local community. We have a team of committed, hard-working staff, well behaved, motivated and enthusiastic children and a supportive school community.

We see this post as a key role in removing the barriers to learning that some of our children face. The successful candidate will help us to nurture and promote the emotional well-being of all our children, providing play therapy, family support and other interventions on both a planned and critical response basis.

This role involves working closely with the head of safeguarding and related external partners.

We are looking for somebody who will:
  • Share our high expectations for our children
  • Be as passionate about supporting our families as we are
  • Be flexible on a daily basis
  • Establish effective relationships with staff, families and other agencies
  • Support our inclusive ethos
Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school office on 01744678182 to arrange an appointment.

Closing date for applications: Midday Friday 19th June. Please provide a valid email address as successful candidates will be notified of interview dates in this way.

Please submit applications via the online portal or to the school office for the attention of the Headteacher, Mrs M Hignett.

Play Therapist required in Oxfordshire
Job Title: Play Therapist
Reporting to: Head of Therapeutic Services
Salary: £27 per session, flexible hours
Hours: 1-2 days per week
Based at: Mobile in schools in Oxfordshire
Main Job Purpose: To deliver one-to-one Play Therapy sessions with children in school settings across Oxfordshire.

We are looking for a flexible, reliable and passionate Play Therapist to join our growing team. You will be managing a case load of children and providing Play Therapy for a number of children as agreed by Clear Sky.

You will be responsible for assessing, planning and delivering a minimum of a 12 week intervention with each child. You will be required to engage with parents, teachers and school staff to keep them updated on the therapeutic progress of the child having Play Therapy, and working together with the clinical supervisor will plan extensions of the Therapeutic intervention as necessary.

Clear Sky provide Clinical Supervision for all Play Therapists as well as line management and training opportunities for staff.

Clear Sky is a charity based in Oxford, established to support children who are struggling with emotional and behavioural difficulties in schools across Oxfordshire.
  • Relevant Skills, Knowledge and Experience
  • Completion of a recognised and accredited Play Therapy Training Course at Post Grad Certificate level or above (PTUK, BAPT, BACP, UKCP)
  • Completed at least 200 hours of supervised clinical work with children and young people.
  • Experience of multi-agency working
  • Experience of ways of working with challenging situations
  • Experiences of working with parents/families
  • A good understanding of issues surrounding confidentiality
  • The ability to work alone and in a team.
The closing date for this position is 12 noon 26th June 2015. Interviews will take place the following week.
Please visit to download our application form and for further instructions on how to apply.

Play Therapists required in Berkshire
The Annex Project is a therapeutic service working with a variety of clients including those who have experienced complex trauma and in schools and with social care services.

For more information about our service please visit our web site

We are looking for Play Therapists who are able to work independently within school settings in the Maidenhead/Slough and Reading Areas. We may consider students who are nearing completion of their diploma.

The Annex is in a position to offer placements to certificate and diploma students from September 2015.

All therapists and students must have a current DBS and insurance. Therapists will access their own supervision through an approved PTUK supervisor.

For more details please send your current CV to Anne-Marie by emailing

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