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Ellesmere Children’s Centre
Job Title: Filial therapist x 1
Job Title: Play therapist x 1
Salary: Competitive within the charity sector
Working Hours: Part time term time only
Initial 6 months contract and could be extended
Ellesmere Children’s Centre is a charitable; community children’s nursery and educational organisation, rated Ofsted outstanding; we are passionate about inspiring healthy and happy children. We have recently opened our new Therapeutic centre called Emosi and we are looking for a Play Therapist and a Filial Therapist to join our therapeutic and supportive services for Children, young people and families affected by anxiety, social and emotional difficulties and or language delay. The Successful candidate will be delivering Counselling/Play Therapy for Children and Young People aged 2-14 years old. This will be a part time position and hours will be discussed at interview.
As a play therapist you’ll usually work with children using play as a communication tool to understand their world and to help them deal with emotional distress and trauma.You will help children and their families work through difficult life issues and experiences, including:
• Abuse and neglect Bereavement
• Divorce and family separations
• Learning difficulties
• Psychological problem
• Traumatic experiences
You will need to build a relationship of trust with children and their parents/carers and create a safe and stable environment in which children can express themselves through play.
• Diploma in Counselling, Play Therapist or equivalent
• 2 years post qualification experience
• Experience Working With Children aged 2-14 years
• Experience of Filial Therapy
Closing Date – 23rd November 2020 at noon
Interview Dates to be confirmed.
OFSTED & EYPP
Apply For 30 Hours