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Counsellor/Mental Health Practitioners
Croydon Drop In & Off The Record
  • Salary £29,828 per year
  • Location Greater London
  • Job Type Contract, Part-time, Full-time
  • Category Practitioner
  • Sectors Mental Health
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Job Description

Two posts available for Counsellor/Mental Health Practitioners to join our team delivering to Primary & School-aged Children and Young People.

Counsellor/Mental Health Practitioner x 1

17.5 hours pw

Working in schools across the London Borough of Croydon

£29,828 (pro rata FTE 35hrs pw)

Start date: 22nd February 2021, Fixed term until 17.12.21 in first instance

Counsellor/Mental Health Practitioner x 1

35 hours pw Maternity Cover

Working in schools across the London Borough of Croydon


Start date: 22nd March 2021, Fixed term until 10.09.21

Closing date for all applications: 10am on Friday 29th January 2021

Interview dates: 9th and 10th February

Croydon Drop In and Off The Record are established, award-winning providers of advice, information, guidance and counselling to the community of Croydon and we are committed to improving the welfare of local children, young people and families.

This is a great time to join the team with excellent opportunities to keep shaping delivery of the service and make a real difference to better emotional wellbeing in school communities.

The project’s initiation followed the Green Paper ‘Transforming Children & Young People’s Mental Health’ and since January 2019 NHS South West London Partnership has led the Mental Health in Schools project across the six boroughs of Croydon, Merton, Sutton, Wandsworth, Richmond and Kingston.

CDI/OTR jointly manage the Wave 2 Mental Health Support Team in Croydon and we are now recruiting for 2 practitioners to join us. Our team currently consists of four Education Wellbeing Practitioners, two counsellors, a Clinical Lead/ Supervisor and an Administrator.

MHSTs  work within a cluster of primary & secondary schools with a combined population of 8,000 pupils. The remit is to deliver early intervention around common mental health issues and on preventative work around the issue of serious youth violence. MHSTs work with educators on a Whole School Approach to improving emotional well-being/mental health.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of infants, children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

CDI and OTR work towards Equality of Opportunity. To maintain the diversity of our team we welcome applications from all sections of the community particularly individuals from the Black and Minority Ethnic Communities

Registered Charities No.1049307 & 1051144

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