Primary School Counsellor

Primary School Counsellor

Relate NI is a registered charity and the leading organisation providing confidential relationship counselling support to individuals, couples, young people, children and families throughout Northern Ireland.

Relate NI is currently recruiting for salaried Counsellors/Therapists to work in Primary Schools in the Belfast area.

Number of hours:  12 per week (term time)

Salary:  £30,401 pro rata

Do you have:

  • Professional qualification in Child Psychotherapy (e.g. Play therapy, Art Therapy, Drama Therapy, Music Therapy) to Diploma level or equivalent from a recognised or a relevant validating organisation e.g. Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB). Art, Drama and Music Therapists must be trained to Masters level or equivalent, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and meet professional and conduct requirements.
  • Practitioners should hold or intend to work towards accreditation with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP), Professional Standards Agency (PSA), Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), accreditation. This must be completed within 12 months of the commencement date.
  • Experience of counselling/therapy with children (preferably at least one year) in line with your training up to the age of 18 and understand child development and an awareness of issues impacting children.
  • Minimum 150 post qualifying supervised clinical practice hours (which can be accrued as part of recognised training)


Closing date:  23.59pm, Thursday 25th March 2022

Applications pack should be returned to:

Emma Irwin

Business Operations Lead

Relate NI

3 Glengall Street

Belfast BT12 5AB




Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Relate NI is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

As part of the recruitment process, the successful candidate/s will be required to complete Access NI Security Clearance before commencing in a role with Relate NI.

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