Counsellor

  • Part time
  • £23,197 – £26,493 pro-rata
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Closing 22nd July 2019


  • Advertised from 5th July 2019
  • Depending on experience/qualifications, 30 hours per week
  • N750

Role

Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, SAMH operates 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services among others. These services, together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform our policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

As SAMH embark on this exciting pathway, we are seeking outstanding people to deliver this service across Aberdeenshire. To successfully embed the 6 elements of our new peripatetic service, SAMH are seeking flexible, enthusiastic people to work with individuals, groups and volunteers within local communities across Aberdeenshire.

As a key member of the Listening Project service in Aberdeenshire you will recruit, train, develop and support a team of Listening Project volunteers to deliver a confidential listening service.

As an experienced counsellor in time limited, confidential counselling you will ensure that we utilise solutions focussed counselling to directly support people accessing the service with complex needs. Although this role will be working across the whole of Aberdeenshire, the post holder’s main focus of work will be concentrated within the north of the area. Ability to work evenings and weekends in a requirement of this post.

Applications are welcome from people who have experienced mental health difficulties. A PVG check is required for this post, along with a Right to Work in the UK check. Candidates will also be required to provide proof of qualifications declared on the application form. A car driver and owner is essential for this post.

Application notes

Closing date for all applications is 9.00 am, Monday 22nd July 2019.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 1st August 2019.

Further information about our new services, full job descriptions and application forms are available on our website samh.org.uk. Please note that your application should be completed electronically and emailed back to jobs@samh.org.uk no other form of application will be accepted.