Job | Part Time

13006 - Schools Counsellor/Therapist - North Belfast

Barnardo's NI

Carer Professions
 £24,723 - £34,095
We are recruiting qualified Counsellors and Therapists to work in a number of primary schools in the North Belfast area.

Join our Creative, Award-Winning Team! 

Opportunities for CYP Counsellors, Play Therapists, Art, Music and Drama Therapists to Work in Primary Schools in the North Belfast area. 18.2 hours per week (Term Time). Permanent Contract (Subject to Funding).  

You will have completed a training in Counselling/Psychotherapy, Music, Art, Drama or Play Therapy and have experience in counselling children and young people. You will bring a flexible approach to work on your own and as part of a team. You will be able to communicate in a warm, professional and confidential manner with everyone who works for or accesses support from our service. 

Please ensure that you outline in your application how you meet the essential criteria in the generic job description and the service specific criteria outlined in the Additional Information Sheet

In return, Barnardo's offers a reward package that includes:

  • Monthly clinical supervision
  • Planned Continuing Professional Development opportunities (at least 3 days per year)
  • Training in the Barnardo's 'CSSO Counselling Framework' 
  • Supported induction and on-boarding process
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Lively and supportive team culture
  • Line Management from highly experienced CYP therapists
  • 26 days annual leave and 10 statutory/public holidays (pro-rata) per annum
  • A contributory pension scheme,
  • Additional holiday purchase scheme, and staff discounts.
  • Mileage expenses

Hours: 18.2 Term Time

Closing date: Midnight on 19 August 2022

Proposed Interview dates:  30 August 2022

Candidates must also be able to drive and have a valid driving licence or alternatively be able to demonstrate how they can meet the mobility requirements of the post.

Closing Date

Friday / 19 August 2022 11:59pm

Contact Details

c/o Barnardo's (NI) Regional Office
542 - 544 Upper Newtownards Road
United Kingdom


Additional Info Sheet - School-based Counselling Services (August 2022) _0.docx