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Youth Counsellor - YHS

Join our Youth Health Service - Evenings Only Counselling team. 

We have immediate availability for qualified and experienced Counsellors (contracted) and Associate Counsellors (self-employed on 12 month contract). Vacancies are in the Youth Health Service – Evenings Only 6pm – 9:30pm. 

The Youth Health Service is a unique service in Glasgow for young people aged 12 - 18, it offers multiple supports within each venue, with onsite Nurse, GP, Counsellor, Multiple Risk Worker, Employability Advisor, Youth Workers and support team. You can find out more about YHS and hear from a Youth Counsellor in the video’s below:

YHS Overview


Hear from a YHS Counsellor 


Counselling with the YHS comes with a wide range of onsite supports each evening as well as a wraparound service from the nursing team to support the young people and their families throughout the week.
Come and join us and get the early intervention supports to young people who need access to this vital service now.

Priority will be given to applicants who have experience and post qualifying training in working with young people and children – in a secondary school environment or with other youth background experience.

Roles are for 1 to 4 evenings per week (3.5 hours – 16 hours per week)

Counsellor Grade 4/5 (£24,750 - £29,500 pro rata) (salary placement dependant on qualifications, experience and accreditation status)

All successful Youth Counsellors will have access to undertake our SQA Professional Development Award in Counselling for Children and Young People SCQF Level 11 free as part of our ongoing commitment to training and development.

Lifelink offer a great benefits package including generous holiday allowance, contributory pension scheme, cash back health plan and life cover. 1:1 and Group Supervision and support is provided.

You must have:

  • A recognised Diploma in Counselling
  • A valid driving licence and access to own vehicle or be able to travel to the YHS venues across Glasgow
  • Excellent IT skills and be comfortable with use of mobile technology

Ideally, you will also have:

  • Experience of delivering time limited, solution focused approaches
  • Demonstrable experience of working with a range of client types and presenting issues
  • Experience of recording comprehensive client progress and improvement data
  • Experience of counselling young people in a school environment is highly advantageous

Click on the links below to understand a bit more about the role and for an application form.

Counsellor - Job Description

Counsellor - 'A Day in the Life' Fact sheet

Notes for Newly Qualified / Inexperienced Counselling Staff

Eligibility Criteria for Associate Work with Lifelink

Counsellor - Application Form

*You must complete an equality monitoring form. This can be done either digitally via the link at the end of the application form, or by downloading and completing the form available on our work with us page*

Please submit as early as possible – we have immediate need and will assess applications as they arrive.

Please return completed applications to [email protected].

You can request feedback on unsuccessful applications by emailing [email protected] with the words “Request for feedback” in the subject line.

Please note - By completing the application form you are consenting to us retaining your application form on file in order to contact you regarding future vacancies. If you would like to limit how long we retain your information please specify a timeline when you email us your application, otherwise it will be retained for up to 12 months and then confidentially disposed of.

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