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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.

Clifton Learning Partnership - Play therapist position
£37,500, negotiable dependent upon experience, permanent, full time

Closing date for applications: 5pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Clifton Learning Partnership is a small charity working in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. We are a small team working to make the local community stronger. We are highly committed and energetic, constantly looking to evolve and improve what we offer.


We are looking to appoint a fully qualified, experienced play therapist. This is a fantastic opportunity to initiate, shape and develop a play therapy service in our locality. The successful candidate will establish, market, and deliver play therapy work for schools and other potential clients. If successful this post has the potential to grow to include a management role of other therapists. We are looking to develop this much needed service into a business opportunity, there is an expectation to ultimately generate an income against salary costs. The successful candidate must hold a play therapy qualification, and be a registered member of a professional body. They must be able to work creatively, independently, dynamically and to a very high standard. They will have excellent interpersonal skills, be a realist and enjoy a challenge. A current driving licence and access to a car is essential.

For further information please contact Helen Littlewood on 07968437965, or at, or visit our website ) for an application form, full job description, person specification and other details about our organisation.

Download the full advert HERE.

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