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Freelance Play Therapist Required

If you would like to work in an enthusiastic, skilled and experienced team of Play Therapists in an area of Scotland that has all the benefits of the countryside but is only 20 minutes outside of Edinburgh, we are recruiting for a freelance Play Therapist to join our team.

Play Therapy Base is a charity which offers play therapy services to schools, nurseries, self-referring families, and voluntary agencies.  We work predominantly in Midlothian and Edinburgh.

Our services include:

  • Play Therapy
  • Group Play Therapy
  • Filial Therapy
  • Training to organisations
  • Consultation to Parents, Foster Carers & other professionals

We have been established as a company since 2011, and a registered charity since 2015, the team increasing from 4 part-time play therapists in 2011 to the current team of 10 qualified play therapists, 3 students on placement, a Financial Administrator and an Office Administrator.

The successful applicant would join our established team and work as a contractor with a caseload of approximately 12 – 16 cases per week.  Although most therapists in our team are self-employed, some are now employees of Play Therapy Base as part of projects funded and run through our charity.  We are working towards offering salaried employment to all our Play Therapists in the future.

As part of Play Therapy Base, team members benefit from an office base with playrooms, managerial and administrative support, and monthly team meetings/practice discussions.  We pay £40 per session, £30 per meeting and £35 per report.

We would welcome enquiries from those interested in part-time as well as full-time work, and would consider applications from qualified creative arts therapists experienced in working through play. 

If you would like to find out more about the work we do and what it is like to work for us, please contact:

Helen Forrester:  0131 454 9713

All enquiries to be received by:  8th October 2018