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Counsellor / Play Therapist / Creative Arts Therapist

 We have an exciting opportunity for you to join ConnectEd, one of the largest providers of therapy services to schools in London. We are currently looking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated Counsellors / Play Therapists / Creative Arts Therapists to fill the below vacancies:


  • One day per week at a primary school in Harrow (HA1)
  • Two days per week at a primary school in Hillingdon (UB7)
  • One day per week at a primary school in Ealing (UB1)


  • Two days per week at a secondary school in Kensington & Chelsea (W14)

We offer an excellent package including an 11% employer pension contribution, access to an employee assistance scheme, clinical supervision, regular line-management and continuing professional development opportunities.

The successful applicant(s) will:

Possess a qualification in Counselling, Play Therapy or a Creative Arts Therapy (We require at least a Level 5 qualification or above)

  • Have completed a minimum of 100 clinical hours
  • Have experience of working with primary and/or secondary aged young people, whichever is relevant to the post being applied for
  • Have a good understanding of educational settings
  • Hold membership of an appropriate professional body (BACP, BAPT, BADth, BAAT, BAMT etc.)
  • Where applicable to your qualification/training, be HCPC registered or professionally accredited (or actively working towards accreditation).

Salary: £30,614 to £34,450 based on working five days (35 hours) per week, term-time only.  The salary will be paid pro rata in line with the number of days per week you are contracted to work.

For each one day per week post an additional one day must be worked annually during the school holidays.

A full job description and application form can be downloaded below:



CLOSING DATE: 17th August 2022

INTERVIEW DATE: 25th August 2022

Please download our application form, save it to your computer and then submit it by completing the form below:

Please be aware that due to the high volume of applications feedback will not be provided for candidates who are not shortlisted.  Any candidates who have unsuccessfully applied to work for ConnectEd within the last 12 months need not apply.


ConnectEd is the delivery arm for the mental health services provided by the Catholic Children’s Society, a registered charity that supports disadvantaged children and families.  Currently we deliver counselling and therapy on-site in over 80 schools (both Catholic and non-Catholic).  We are an inclusive employer and there is no requirement for applicants to be Catholic.  For more information about our mental health services please visit

CCS is committed to safe recruitment and the post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Charity No. 210920