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Therapeutic Practitioner / Senior Counsellor




Tor view School - Trelawny Road,Tavistock, West Devon PL19 0JN

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Part Time


£21,000 per annum


22.5 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

Aspris Children’s Services (an independent company which was formally Priory Education and Children’s Services) is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of specialist care and education for a reason. We recruit some of the most committed people in the sector.

We are looking for a proactive and enthusiastic Therapeutic Practitioner / Senior Counsellor to join our hardworking and friendly teams within the schools and care homes. This post is suitable for practitioners looking to extend their clinical experience within the field of Autism, Learning Disabilities and associated difficulties and work within a specialist educational setting.  The selected candidate will be required to work closely with the Therapy Team providing support to students; reporting to the Therapy Manager.

Experience within this field is essential and at least two years within a relevant setting is preferred; however consideration will be given to candidates who have had experience as part of their undergraduate training. CPD opportunities will be provided for the successful candidate to develop skills and practice and to assist developing practice and information needs.

The successful candidate will be required to provide assessment, therapy and review for students, working holistically to plan and deliver therapy programmes for young people between the ages of 7 to 18.  Training of staff may be required upon request.  Comprehensive reports and formal documents will be required for new students and following review.

All applicants must be fully-qualified practitioners and members of the relevant professional governing bodies.

Proof of membership and a recent Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) will be required upon successful appointment.

Devon Children's Services specialises in high quality residential and educational provisions for children between 7-18 who may have SEMH and /or Autism. The safeguarding and wellbeing of our young people who may have experienced challenges in their lives is always paramount; along with encouragement to achieve their full potential.

Devon Children's Services currently have two educational settings, Quay View School and Tor View School, and four Children's Homes in Tavistock, Gunnislake and Okehampton.

Aspris is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

What do you get in return?

  • A generous salary
  • Being part of a company that invests in you and your team for personal and professional development
  • Reward and discount schemes
  • Pension
  • Enhanced DBS fee paid
  • Access to a holiday package
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing support

Division DBS info


For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our schools.

About us

Our UK specialist schools, colleges, children’s homes and fostering agency provide the highest standards of support to children with a range of needs. This includes autism, learning difficulties, social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties and supporting some of society’s most vulnerable children. With a large national footprint, as well as education services in the Middle East, this also offers significant and exciting development and progression opportunities for our staff.


Aspris Education & Children's Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Aspris Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.


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