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Counsellor (Young People)

  • Part time
  • £31,082 – £32,905 pro-rata
  • The administrative base is in Dalkeith. Travel throughout East Lothian including operating from other venues, will be required.
  • Closing 27th June 2022

  • Advertised from 9th June 2022
  • 28 hours per week
  • 26 days annual leave + 10 public holidays, to be worked flexibly to suit the needs of the service.


Special conditions:

  • Contract until July 2025 (continuation dependent on MYPAS securing further funding).
  • The post may involve regular evening and occasional weekend working.
  • This post is funded by the Henry Smith Charity
  • You must be able to travel across East Lothian.

Responsible to: Service Manager (East Lothian)

MYPAS promotes the health and wellbeing of young people across East Lothian and Midlothian and currently focuses on working in the areas of mental health and substance use. MYPAS is a community-based organisation with charitable status and based in Dalkeith, Midlothian.

The postholder will be responsible for providing counselling to young people aged 12-18 living in East Lothian within a holistic service. These young people will have multiple disadvantages and will have been affected disproportionately during the pandemic including LGBT+ young people and care-experienced young people. The postholder will also develop and promote further therapeutic work both within and outwith MYPAS.

Qualified to Diploma level (or equivalent) in a Counselling therapeutic discipline, a member of a recognised professional body (e.g. BACP, COSCA) and have experience of working with young people, you will also be committed to delivering a service according to best practice and within community settings.

The postholder will work within a multi-disciplinary service and work effectively with other agencies in partnership settings. Contributing to the wider MYPAS service, the postholder will ensure that young people are worked with using a holistic approach through effectively linking the work of the Therapies team with other areas of MYPAS’ work as well as that of partner organisations.

This post may require regular evening and occasional weekend work.

Application notes

Closing date for applications is 12 noon Monday the 27th June 2022.

Please note that we only contact successful candidates.

For an application pack please download the documents below.


Promoting the health and wellbeing of young people in East Lothian and Midlothian

Company No: 201002, Scottish Charity No: SCO29543