This vacancy has now closed

CBT Counsellor

  • Part time
  • £30,574 pro-rata
  • Liber8 Main Office base, 1/3 Station Road Blantyre and school/youth/partner venues throughout South Lanarkshire
  • Closing 24th September 2019

  • Advertised from 5th September 2019
  • 2 x 17.5 hour posts. 1yr Fixed Term (Aspiring Communities Fund)


This is a new early intervention programme for mental health & wellbeing in young people aged 14-18 referred to the GOTO service who are experiencing mild mental health, emotional and or behavioural issues.

The project is a pilot and the first of its kind devised by a consortium of five partners.

We intend to use a unique blend of Youth Work, Counselling and CBT interventions to prevent escalation of poor mental health in young people. Our programme will be flexible to the needs of our young people and therefore the staff we are looking to attract to this new venture would need to have a similar outlook to their work pattern.

Although the project is only funded for one year through Aspiring Communities Fund it is our ambition if successful, to use our robust evaluation information to approach other funders to extend the life of the project.

Regenfx Youth Trust and Liber8 will lead the project and appoint the necessary staff. We need dynamic and driven individuals to take up the posts of 2 x Qualified Counsellors and a Youth Support Youth Worker to assist the Project Co-ordinator.

Responsibilities will also include providing CBT group work sessions/ workshops/ programmes on a variety of topics and help facilitate theme-based supportive discussion groups and service awareness sessions for young people, working alongside youth engagement workers.

The successful applicant will have a proven track record in working with young people. For this post you will be employed by Liber8 and Clinical Supervision will be provided; the Youth Support Worker will be employed by Regenfx Youth Trust.

Application notes

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Closing Date: 24 September -

Interviews days: 8th & 9th Oct 2019