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Immediate Opportunities are available for counsellors with youth/schools experience who will be based in any of the following areas: Falkirk/Central, Dundee, Moray, Perth & Kinross, and Glasgow & West Central Scotland (priority will be given to those who have relevant qualifications or training in Counselling Children and Young people or who have significant experience of counselling young people and are prepared to undertake the necessary coursework).

Join our Counselling Team

Counsellor Grade 5/5a (£24,500 - £29,000) pro rata / Associate rate £17.50-£20.00 p/h (placement dependent on experience and accreditation status) Great benefits package including generous holiday allowance, contributory pension scheme, cash back health plan and life cover.

We're looking for:

  • A recognised Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling is essential
  • You must be a member of the BACP (or a current member of a suitable equivalent registration body and willing to become a BACP member within an agreed time frame – normally within 6 – 12 months)
  • A valid driving licence and access to own vehicle is essential (this can be waived for limited roles)
  • Experience/qualification of counselling young people in a school environment
  • Excellent IT skills and be comfortable with use of mobile technology

Ideally, you will also have:

  • Experience of delivering time limited, solution focused approaches (SSW; 4:8 model)
  • Demonstrable experience of working with a range of client types and presenting issues
  • Experience of recording comprehensive client progress and improvement data, preferably using CORE measurement tools and processes

Click on the links below to understand a bit more about the role, see our full job description and our 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*

We are recruiting for these positions on a rolling basis with immediate availability so please do not hesitate to return completed applications to hr@lifelink.org.uk.

If you have submitted an application and you do not hear back from us, then unfortunately you have not met the required specification at this time. This does not prevent you from applying again in the future and you can seek information about how you can meet the specification in future by emailing hr@lifelink.org.uk 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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