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Youth Counsellors

Join our Youth Counselling Team in East Dunbartonshire

Lifelink is a social enterprise with over 29 years of experience supporting adults and young people throughout Scotland with their mental health and wellbeing. Our vision is that people are healthier and happier, wherever they live, work or learn and this will be at the forefront of your counselling practice with us every day.  

We have immediate availability for qualified and experienced Counsellors (contracted) and Associate Counsellors (self-employed on 12 month contract)

Counsellor Grade 4/5 (£24,750 - £29,500) pro rata

(salary placement dependant on qualifications, experience and accreditation status)

We will be putting all Youth Counsellors through the SQA Professional Development Award in Counselling for Children and Young People SCQF Level 11

Great benefits package including generous holiday allowance, contributory pension scheme, cash back health plan and life cover.  Supervision and support provided.

Roles are for 5 days per week (35 hours).

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

Given current pandemic conditions, remote (telephone and video counselling) counselling delivery may be available short term but longer term opportunities will be on site.

You must have:

  • A recognised Diploma in Counselling
  • A valid driving licence and access to own vehicle is essential
  • 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 recognised clinical / outcome focused tools (CORE, SDQ, GBO, SHANARRI etc) and processes
  • 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 our application form.

Counsellor - Job Overview

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 hr@lifelink.org.uk.

You can request feedback on unsuccessful applications 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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