Qualified Therapist/Counsellor

Role information

22.2 hours per week

£26,182 – £29,902 per annum / Pro Rata 

Permanent with Funding 

Benefits: Pension, Employment Assistance Programme

Location: To be co-located between Just for Kids Law offices (Islington) and The Children’s Society Offices


We are looking for an experienced and creative Qualified Therapist/Counsellor to join a dynamic and multi-disciplinary practice team.  This role will be work as part of an innovative new partnership between The Children’s Society and Just for Kids Law, as part of a 12-month pilot programme. The role will be integrated into Just for Kids Law’s Programmes & Participation Team and work with JfKL clients providing 1-to-1 counselling and therapeutic group work to children and young people aged 10 – 25 years old who have unmet mental health needs and have experience of care, the criminal justice system, school exclusion, homelessness and the immigration system.

In order to be successful in this role, you must have: 

  • A relevant counselling or therapy qualification at Diploma level or above such as Diploma in Counselling, Psychotherapy or Clinical Psychology and be registered with BACP, UKCP, NCS or HCPC
  • Relevant experience in working with vulnerable children and young people as a counsellor/therapist, particularly in working with young people from black and minoritized communities.
  • Experience in working therapeutically with trauma.
  • An understanding of the impact of systemic inequality and how this negatively impacts the children and young people Just for Kids Law works with

Given the experiences of children and young people supported by Just for Kids Law, we particularly encourage applications from candidates with lived experience of systemic racism and of the issues experienced by our clients (school exclusion, experience of care, criminal justice system, homelessness and the immigration system).

The Children’s Society is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that they work with.  As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. They ensure that they have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services. Therefore, candidates applying for work in TCS's CYP Directorate will be required to complete an “Employment history_template” document prior to the interview. The fully completed document should be loaded by the candidate at the point of uploading your CV.

Just for Kids Law believes in the value of a diverse workforce and is committed to its workforce reflecting the children and young people they work with. We therefore strongly encourage applications from people from black and minoritized communities and people from all ethnic, cultural, religious and social backgrounds and from LGBTQI+ communities. We strive to create a diverse working environment where anyone, regardless of background, can thrive.

The closing date for applications is Midnight on 3rd October 2021.

Interviews will be held on the week commencing 18th October 2021.

Apply on The Children's Society website.