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Play Therapist for The Buckinghamshire Primary Pupil Referral Unit

Contract:   Fixed term until July 2016

Salary:   Range 6 27,387 - 30,165 (10,780 - 11,873 pro rata)

Location:   Aylesbury, High Wycombe and Amersham (see details below)

Working Pattern:   17 hours per week term time only 8:30am 12:30pm for 3 days and 8:30am 1:30pm for 1 day per week Working patterns may need to be flexible to meet the needs of the pupils.

Required for:   As soon as possible

Closing date:   Thursday 15th October 2015

Interview date:   Tuesday 20th October 2015

Description:   Are you an experienced play therapist? Would you like to join an outstanding team (Ofsted, 2013)? The Buckinghamshire Primary PRU works with primary-aged pupils displaying social, emotional or mental health issues in mainstream school.

We are looking for a flexible and reliable play therapist to join our team. You will be responsible for assessing, planning and delivering play therapy sessions to pupils who are receiving support from the PRU. You will be required to engage with parents, PRU staff and school staff to keep them informed and updated regarding the therapeutic progress of the pupil receiving play therapy.

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

The post entails working on all three sites within the PRU and, where appropriate in mainstream Buckinghamshire schools.

If you would like to know more about The PRU please visit our website Visits to any of the PRU sites is recommended prior to application. If you would like a copy of the job description, the person specification and the application form, please contact Claudia Taylor on 01494 586845 or email

The PRU operates safe recruitment practices and checks will be made through the Disclosure and Barring Service. All applications must be on Bucks CC application forms.

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