Mindspace Limited
Mindspace Limited

Charity registered in Scotland SC002072

Mindspace Limited, one of Scotland’s most exciting mental health charities, based in Perth, offers an experienced counselling service alongside Scotland’s first independent Recovery College and works with hundreds of people across the county. 


Current vacancies

Young People’s Counsellor (based in school)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £25,365
  • Perth
  • Closing 14th May 2021

Mindspace is a community based voluntary organisation committed to supporting and promoting the mental wellbeing of people in the Perth area. Mindspace is funded by NHS Tayside, Perth & Kinross Council, the Scottish Government, and donations. Mindspace’s objective is to promote mental wellbeing in a safe and supportive environment. Services are provided through Counselling, Recovery College and Peer Support.

Purpose of Role:

To provide counselling in schools for young people aged 10-18 based in the locality’s secondary school with some provision of counselling to year 6 and 7 pupils within the community.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide a professional counselling service to children and young people aged 10–18
  • Contribute to service development.
  • Work within Mindspace’s policies and procedures
  • Liaise with Assistant Senior Counsellor to ensure high standard of service delivery
  • Engage in regular external counselling supervision at a level consistent with BACP requirements
  • Maintain confidentiality and child protection appropriate to the school setting
  • Follow good practice and ethical guidelines as required by BACP
  • Maintain records of clients and hours worked, and provide appropriate statistical returns as required
  • Liaise as required with admin staff
  • Attend regular wellbeing meetings as required by the school

Accountable to: Assistant Senior Counsellor

Requirements

Qualification

  • A counselling diploma at post graduate level
  • Accredited or eligible for accreditation with a professional counselling or psychotherapy organisation
  • Specialist training in counselling young people
  • Current membership of BACP or COSCA

Experience

  • Minimum of 450 hours of supervised practice gained over no less than two years
  • Competency in working within a recognised theoretical framework
  • Have worked therapeutically with young people
  • Knowledge and understanding of Child Protection issues – ensuring knowledge is current and up-to-date
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality appropriate to the setting
  • Ability to work effectively within a team and with colleagues from other disciplines
  • Ability and experience of using counselling supervision
  • Understanding of particular issues related to counselling vulnerable, disadvantaged young people
  • Ability to deliver counselling assessments
  • Knowledge and use of counselling monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Experience of developing services and liaising with partner organisations

Personal Qualities

  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing
  • Motivated, enthusiastic and self-aware
  • Ability to work independently while mindful of accountability
  • Ability to travel to other schools within the locality as required
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