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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.

School of Health and Community Studies - Senior Lecturer in Therapeutic Play
Permanent - Full time Grade 8

£40,847 - £47,328

Closing date 3 November 2014

We are investing in our academic provision and are seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer to join our team of experienced staff in delivering and further developing our course provision on our Playwork programmes.  We are looking for an inspiring and enthusiastic academic to make a key contribution to our academic provision through teaching, research and enterprise.

To be considered for interview applicants are required to have a masters qualification, together with a qualification relevant to therapeutic play and therapeutic playwork. A doctoral qualification would also be desirable. They should have experience of teaching and learning in an HE or equivalent setting in a relevant subject area related to play and playwork.

Applicants should have relevant professional experience/knowledge of therapeutic work in play and playwork.

The School of Health and Community Studies includes the subject areas of Social Work, Youth Work and Community Development, Psychological Therapies and Mental Health, Playwork, and Nursing. We offer a wide range of exciting and challenging subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, for which we liaise closely with a range of Professional, Regulatory and Statutory Bodies, as well as employers and organisations who provide placements and volunteering opportunities for our students.

For an informal discussion, please contact the Head of School, Sue Sherwin

Further details and an application form are available from our website

Download the full advert HERE.

Therapist - Scunthorpe
£24,993 - £28,241 pa pro rata | 20 hours per week

Closing date: 18th October 2014.

The project works therapeutically with children & young people (on a 1:1 basis) who suffer trauma as a result of significant harm. We work with families and other professionals to ensure consistent support throughout the therapeutic process. We provide training and consultation for professionals around understanding the effects of trauma and we facilitate a ‘Good Practice’ group.

This role is for a practitioner who will be expected to:
  • complete assessments for therapy
  • work therapeutically with children and/or young people
  • offer support to their families and key professionals
  • deliver training for professionals
This person must have a minimum of one or more of the following Diploma in Counselling, Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, PG Diploma in Play Therapy or qualifications in a related subject area

Therapeutic staff must have or be working towards appropriate competencies and associated accredited training including registration and/or accreditation with the appropriate governing body (such as BACP, PTUK, BPS).

We would consider Individuals with a related qualification with significant experience in working therapeutically with children and young people who have experienced trauma or significant harm.

You will be expected to work within a small multi-disciplinary team, with the ability to work in a reflective and supporting environment. In return you will receive regular management and clinical supervision and have access to training and development opportunities.

And while you’re taking action for children, we’ll be taking action to make sure you’re fulfilled, with ongoing support, training and development.

Action for Children. Whatever it takes. For as long as it takes.

For further details and to apply visit or write to Action for Children, Human Resource Shared Service, City Park, 368 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow G31 3AU quoting the relevant reference number.

Committed to quality, equality and valuing diversity, we welcome applications that reflect the cultural diversity of the communities within which we work. Registered charity no. 1097940. Company no. 4764232. Charity registered in Scotland SC038092.

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