CP//North Ayrshire - Counsellor on Placement - North Ayrshire

Posted: 02/07/2019 14:20
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: Unpaid Placement
Location: North Ayrshire
Level: Clinical
Deadline: 23/06/2020 23:59
Hours: 7
Benefits: Same day onsite supervision, Free training and professional development, Clinical hours towards accreditation
Job Type: Placement

In order to apply for this vacancy, you will need to download and complete an Application Form

You will then be asked to upload a completed application form when you click "Apply Now".

Are you either a trainee or qualified counsellor/therapist, clinical or counselling psychologist?

Would you like to join an organisation that makes a difference to the lives of children aged between 4 and 14 years?

Place2Be provides emotional and therapeutic services in primary and secondary schools, building children's resilience through talking, creative work and play. Place2Be works with 373 primary and secondary schools, reaching a school population of over 193,500 children. We can only deliver this service effectively with the support of our dedicated and skilled Counsellors on Placement.

  • Place2Be provides a high level of support to counsellors on placement through regular supervision, tailored training workshops and offers a well-recognised clinical placement*.
  • We provide a comprehensive induction programme and clinical supervision is undertaken at the end of each day.
  • You will have the opportunity to attend up to six optional workshops throughout the year which are recognised as continuing professional development time.
  • Sessions spent with children are accepted as clinical hours towards professional accreditation, and are recognised by the BACP and UKCP.
  • We need you to be available for a minimum of one day per week to work in a therapeutic capacity with up to 3 children offering one-to-one counselling.
  • Placements are term time only and run for one academic year. There are opportunities for you to stay with us beyond one year.
  • A placement is an excellent stepping stone into a job opportunity and career with Place2Be, over  ⅔ of our counsellors on placement move into paid work with us.

We are always looking for suitable counsellors on placement, so if you believe you have what it takes to thrive in this challenging, rewarding environment please apply.

We have places available in our projects in both primary and secondary schools nationwide.

*Counting your hours
All clinical hours gained on placement can be used towards accreditation with a body such as BACP and UKCP. However if you need to gain clinical hours for your course, we would strongly advise that you check with your course tutor as to whether child hours are accepted before applying. If your course does not accept child hours but you would like to gain counselling experience of working with Children and Young People, you can still apply for a Place2Be placement as a second placement.


To download the Role Description and Person Specification, please click here.