Children’s Counsellor (CALM project) - 2 posts

The CALM Service are recruiting two posts to work at Step 2 and Relate Bradford.

Children's Counsellor (2 x 15 hours), and Family Systemic Counsellor (1 x 31.5 hours)

Family Action, Step 2 and Relate Bradford are set to test a new trauma informed partnership, to reach primary-aged children with Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) across Bradford. We will target primary school children aged 4 to 11 across Bradford who have experienced one or more ACEs and are struggling with trauma symptoms and/or impaired family functioning as a result.

Together, the CALM service will deliver a package of therapy to these children and their families.

The CALM service aims to:

  • build on strengths and increase resilience
  • improve children’s mental health
  • reduce the impact of ACEs
  • support transition to secondary school, improving future attendance, attainment, confidence and wellbeing
  • empower school staff to support vulnerable young people through improved understanding and awareness of ACEs and their impact on children
  • reduce health inequalities and prevent/reduce the risk of long-term health effects.

Children’s Counsellor (CALM project) - 2 posts

Are you a qualified and experienced counsellor, able to provide individual trauma informed play therapy/counselling for children aged 5-11 years?

If so, contact for an application pack (see also links to documents below).

2 posts at 15 hours per week each.

Salary: SCP 22 | £26,317 pro rata

Location: Various locations in Bradford

Main Purpose:

To offer child centred counselling, to children aged 5 - 11 years in Bradford who have Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

To offer counselling/therapy to children, underpinned by trauma informed principles and using creative play based methods to enable them to stabilise their distress, with the aim of mitigating the impact ACEs have on their emotional wellbeing and development.

To work with the Counselling Manager to appropriately triage partnership referrals and to work with clinicians from across the partnership project.

Application deadline: 17:00, 3rd January 2020


Relate Bradford Post: Are you a qualified family systemic counsellor with a dedication and commitment to working with families across Bradford and Craven? If so, contact for an application pack, and/or view the job details on DIVA Bradford.

Closing date: 3rd January 2020 5:00pm
Hours: 15 per week
Salary: £26,317 pro rata
Salary Frequency: Per annum
Further details available at:
This job is connected with: Step 2 Young People's Health Project