North East Edinburgh Counselling Services (NEECS) has been providing counselling – either for free or on a donation
basis in North East Edinburgh since 1995. Service users are referred by their GP and can receive up to 12
counselling sessions to support the mental health issues they are experiencing.
Would you like to come and work for an organisation which, in the words of one service user, “saves lives”?
We are currently looking for sessional counsellors to come and join NEECS to provide counselling to our clients on a
one to one basis either via telephone, Zoom or face to face.
Counsellors and supervisors are accountable to the manager, who reports back to the Board of Trustees.
- This particular vacancy requires the counsellor to be able to offer one-to-one counselling, online/telephone and
- To undertake initial client sessions and make appropriate mutual assessment as to the
suitability of counselling/NEECS.
- To regularly attend the supervision provided by NEECS, and participate
in practice reviews. The counsellor must attend a fortnightly Wednesday group from 4.30pm.
- To regularly
record information required for monitoring & evaluation, and to liaise with the Service Co-ordinator on day
to day matters.
- There are approximately 6 team meetings annually, which counsellors are expected to
- A small amount of in-house training/CPD is provided, which counsellors are expected to
- NEECS is a member of BACP and COSCA, and all counsellors must work to
- NEECS Code of
Practice, which incorporates the Ethical Frameworks of
- these professional bodies.
counsellors new to NEECS work an initial 3 month “probationary period”, which allows for mutual assessment, and
during which they attend individual monthly supervision in addition to their group supervision.
of £25 per hour for counselling sessions is made, according to the Code of Practice.
- NEECS insurance
includes practice insurance for counsellors.
- Counselling training completed to a minimum of Diploma Level of a course involving face to face
teaching/learning, and a supervised practice element.
- A minimum of 2 years post qualifying counselling
practice, comprising of no less than 250 hours.
- Experience in undertaking initial client sessions and
assessing the suitability of counselling.
- Experience of working in the short and longer term with
- Knowledge of mental health issues.
- Ability to fulfil the team time commitment required
for counselling, supervision, team meetings and training.
- Familiarity with group supervision (NEECS counsellors and supervisors work within a range of orientations).
- An understanding of the work of counselling services in the voluntary sector.
Please send your CV and covering letter to email@example.com
Closing date for applications: Friday 24th June 2022.
Interviews: dates/times to be arranged.