Charity registered in Scotland SC025643
Lifelink is a social enterprise who has been delivering exceptional levels of service to a wideranging client portfolio for the last 25 years. Long standing strategic and local relationships exist with our partners including, but not limited to, NHS, Local Authority and other public and third sector partners specialising in mental health and wellbeing, employability, addictions and financial advice.
Calling all Counsellors - immediate availability - come and join the healthier and happier revolution!
We have immediate availability for both experienced and newly qualified Counsellors and experienced self-employed Associate Counsellors to deliver a range of exciting new short-term pieces of work with us including evening, weekend and term time options:
Roles are for 3, 4 or in some cases 5 days per week (21 – 35 hours). Whilst initially short-term contracts are offered (4-6 months duration) there may be opportunities to secure longer term roles from April 2020
Counsellor Grade 5/5a (£ 24500 - £ 29000) pro rata / Associate rate £17.50-£20.00 p/h
(placement dependant on experience and accreditation status)
Great benefits package including generous holiday allowance, contributory pension scheme, cash back health plan and life cover
You must have:
- A recognised Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling is essential
- A valid driving licence and access to own vehicle is essential (this can be waived for limited roles)
- Experience of counselling young people in a school environment is highly advantageous
- Excellent IT skills and be comfortable with use of mobile technology
Ideally you will 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
About us - Lifelink is a social enterprise delivering counselling and wellbeing services to a wide-ranging client portfolio, adults and young people, in community, school and workplace settings. Our commissioning partners include NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Scottish Prison Service, and Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire Councils. We are a member of BACP and adhere to the BACP framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy. Our Counsellors are all members of BACP or equivalent and are suitably qualified.
Lifelink is looking for several new team members to help us achieve our business growth and expansion plans of supporting more people to be healthier and happier wherever they live, work or learn. Come and join the healthier and happier revolution!
If you are an experienced, enthusiastic Assistant Manager (or have the required experience, skills & aptitude) with existing experience of managing people and service delivery to achieve performance targets and outcomes - then we want to hear from you ASAP
Several positions on offer with a profile of between 21 – 28 hours per week, delivered flexibly, and with some evening and weekend working. Grade 5: (£24,500 - £26,500) p/a pro rata additional benefits include generous holiday allowance, contributory pension scheme (6% from employer), cash back health plan and life cover. Our services operate daytime, evenings and weekends and people friendly working arrangements and patterns are available.
Our new Assistant Managers will be responsible for ensuring smooth delivery of Lifelink’s day to day operations. This will include scheduling and managing people and facilities to ensure they are available and ready to meet the needs of our clients. They will support and performance manage a team of staff, develop and maintain local partnerships¬, deliver corporate training and community-based workshops and contribute to service delivery and development, amongst other activities.
This is a busy and demanding role with a lot of variety. As such we are looking for energetic, positive, solution focused individuals who have experience in these areas. We expect you to take our local services to the next level by providing excellent local leadership and ensuring our services remain at the leading edge, whilst meeting the needs of our service users, our business partners and our business.
You must have:
Ideally you will have: